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Christopher K.
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ISS Expedition 51

Post by Christopher K. » April 17th, 2017, 6:56 pm

The transfer is official! Now on board the International Space Station are Commander Peggy Whitson, along with Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet.

At 7pm CDT and tomorrow at 7am CDT the pre-launch news conference that took place earlier for Orbital ATK will be rebroadcast on both NASA-TVs. Also on both NASA-TVs, at 8pm CDT and tomorrow at 8am CDT the "What's on Board" science briefing for the CRS-7 launch will be rebroadcast. At 9pm CDT, replay of feed showing the Soyuz vehicle mating and rollout to the launch pad in Russia will be rebroadcast on both NASA-TVs.

The plan is to launch the Orbital ATK CRS-7 tomorrow morning at 10:11am (though the coverage begins at 9am CDT). The coverage of the solar array deployment for the CRS-7 will be broadcast live at 11:30am CDT tomorrow. Both these live events will be covered by both NASA-TVs.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... eliveries/

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Re: ISS Expedition 51

Post by Christopher K. » April 24th, 2017, 1:24 pm

President Trump called the International Space Station to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on her breaking of Jeff Williams' record for most cumulative days in space (the record is now 534). Trump’s daughter Ivanka and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins sat in on the call.

Video of the call will be rebroadcast on both NASA-TVs today at 2pm CDT, 6pm CDT and 10pm CDT.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... dent-trump

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Re: ISS Expedition 51

Post by Christopher K. » April 30th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Tomorrow at 11:20am CDT both NASA-TVs will broadcast an in-flight event involving Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer. The event footage will be rebroadcast on both NASA-TVs at 2pm and 6pm, and on NASA-TV1 at 10pm.

The ISS had its orbit raised Thursday in preparation for some of its crew to return to Earth in June. Also, Expedition 51 crew received eye tests this past week.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... s-on-eyes/

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