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 Post subject: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: August 30th, 2016, 1:09 pm 
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Peggy Whitson is going back into space! Many may have thought she was retiring, but not yet. Launch of Expedition 50 is slated for 15 November. Call up NASA-TV right now for a live news conference.

About Dr. Whitson:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/whitson.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: September 13th, 2016, 1:56 pm 
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In a few minutes both NASA-TVs will rebroadcast the ISS Expedition 50 news conference. It will also be rebroadcast at 10pm CDT on NASA-TV Public and at 2am CDT tomorrow on NASA-TV Media.


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: November 4th, 2016, 1:59 pm 
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At 2pm CDT both NASA-TVs will rebroadcast the in-flight educational event with ISS Commander Shane Kimbrough. The event will also be rebroadcast at the following times...
*10pm CDT today (NASA-TV1)
*1am CDT, 6am CDT and 10pm CDT tomorrow (NASA-TV1)
*2pm CDT tomorrow (both NASA-TVs)
*12am CDT Sunday (NASA-TV1)
*2am CDT Sunday (NASA-TV3)
*10am CDT and 6pm CDT Sunday (both NASA-TVs)

Also, at 6pm CDT both NASA-TVs will rebroadcast the departure from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City. Peggy Whitson, Thomas Pesquet and Oleg Novitskiy have assessed both their spacesuits and the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft in which they will leave Earth on the 17th. The departure from the Training Center will be rebroadcast also at the following times...
*12am CDT tomorrow (NASA-TV1)
*2am CDT tomorrow (NASA-TV3)
*10am CDT and 6pm CDT tomorrow (both NASA-TVs)
*1am CDT, 6am CDT and 10pm CDT Sunday (NASA-TV1)
*2pm CDT Sunday (both NASA-TVs)

About Shane Kimbrough:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/kimbrough-rs.pdf

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/11/03/new-trio-settles-in-before-next-crew-launches/


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: November 10th, 2016, 4:16 pm 
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There were plenty of pre-launch activities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome from the 1st to the 10th. Selected portions of these activities will be rebroadcast at the following times...
*6pm CST today (both NASA-TVs)
*10pm CST today (NASA-TV1)
*12am CST, 1am CST and 6am CST tomorrow (NASA-TV1)
*2am CST tomorrow (NASA-TV3)
*10am CST tomorrow (both NASA-TVs)
*12am CST and 10pm CST Saturday (NASA-TV1)
*2am CST Saturday (NASA-TV3)
*10am CST and 3pm CST Saturday (both NASA-TVs)
*12am CST and 10pm CST Sunday (NASA-TV1)
*2am CST Sunday (NASA-TV3)
*10am CST and 3pm CST Sunday (both NASA-TVs)

Commander Kimbrough finished work yesterday on the oxygen generator system (OGS) in the U.S. section of the ISS. Today he set up new laptops and unloaded some cargo from the visiting Orbital ATK Cygnus craft.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/11/10/oxygen-generator-back-online-as-soyuz-nears-launch/

About Thomas Pesquet:
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/esa-astronaut-thomas-pesquet


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: November 30th, 2016, 8:56 pm 
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Russia is planning to launch the Progress 65 cargo craft tomorrow morning. Coverage begins at 8:30am CST on both NASA-TVs and the launch itself should take place at or near 8:51am.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/11/29/year-end-cargo-shipments-prepped-amidst-space-research/


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: December 19th, 2016, 8:30 am 
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Today at 9:15am CST Commander Shane Kimbrough will speak with students at Georgia Tech University. On Thursday he was unpacking food from the HTV-6.

Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson took care of a small satellite deployer. Remember, the very small sats are having their days right now. If they prove their worth, they'll probably stick around for the long haul.

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet dealt with AquaMembrane, which may make recycling water in space easier.

About AquaMembrane:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/2156.html

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/12/15/new-japanese-gear-installed-new-european-experiment-started/


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: December 21st, 2016, 1:55 pm 
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Tomorrow at 10am CST Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson will speak to Radio Iowa. The conversation will be broadcast live on both NASA-TVs.

Today Sergey Ryzhikov from Russia and Thomas Pesquet from France used an ultrasound scanner and electrodes to stimulate the knee muscles. The experiment (called Sarcolab) tests for muscle loss due that may be caused by extended stays in microgravity.

About Sarcolab:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/738.html

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/12/21/muscle-research-and-space-emergency-drill-for-crew/

About Sergey Ryzhikov:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ryzhikov.html


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: January 12th, 2017, 4:50 pm 
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Tomorrow morning from approximately 6:05am CST to 12:35pm CST, the thirty-ninth American spacewalk will take place outside the International Space Station. Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet will connect lithium-ion batteries and install adapter plates. Ground controllers have been using Canadarm 2 to remove and store the old nickel-hydrogen batteries.

The Highland Road Park Observatory will be open from 8:30am to 11am tomorrow morning for the middle section of the spacewalk. BREC staff will have a live feed on the BRAS computer monitor. Members of the public are welcome to come watch. For those who want to see the entire EVA, or who cannot make it to HRPO, viewing is available on both NASA-TVs.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/01/12/second-power-upgrade-spacewalk-starts-friday-morning/


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: January 13th, 2017, 9:55 am 
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The spacewalk is underway. There are probably at least 5500 to 6500 people watching this live--maybe as many as 11,000. One of the gentlemen has an Articulating Portable Foot Restraint in his hand right now. Apparently, they have enough time to perform at least one "get-ahead" task.


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 Post subject: Re: ISS Expedition 50
PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 4:54 pm 
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Tomorrow at 9:25am CST both NASA-TVs will broadcast an in-flight educational event with Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson.

The second spacewalk of the year was accomplished with no major setbacks or flubs. The new batteries and adapter plates have been installed.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/01/13/second-spacewalk-of-2017-successfully-complete/


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