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ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » December 22nd, 2017, 6:55 pm

Merry Christmas! Holiday greetings from the Expedition 54 crew have been recorded and will be broadcast on NASA-TV1 at the following Central Standard times...
Friday 22 December = 6pm (on NASA-TV3 as well), 10pm
Saturday 23 December = 8am, 2:30pm, 10pm
Sunday 24 December = 7:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
Monday 25 December = 6:30am, 8:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8pm

The Expedition 54 insignia has a gold border that represents the constant occupation of the ISS...
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... _final.pdf

This new crew sees the (planned) long-term increase of US personnel from three to four...
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/thre ... ce-station

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Re: ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » January 23rd, 2018, 2:40 pm

Expedition 54 just wrapped up U.S. Spacewalk #47 (and the 206th spacewalk associated with the International Space Station). Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle replaced a component on Canadarm 2; the event lasted seven hours and twenty-four minutes.

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... k-of-2018/

Vande Hei is a retired U.S. Army Colonel...
https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/vande-hei.pdf

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Re: ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » January 29th, 2018, 2:24 pm

There is a Russian spacewalk on the ISS scheduled for Wednesday. Coverage on both NASA-TVs begins at 8:45am CST, and the spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 9:34am CST and will last probably six-and-half-hours.

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

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Re: ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » February 2nd, 2018, 10:13 am

A Russian spacewalk begins at about 9:34am CST and will last probably six-and-a-half hours. Shkaplerov and Misurken will install a high-gain antenna. Coverage is now on both NASA-TVs.

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Re: ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » February 15th, 2018, 6:05 pm

An American spacewalk is scheduled for 6:10am to 12:40pm tomorrow; it will air on both NASA TVs. This will be the 208th ISS-oriented spacewalk and the third this year.

Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai will move a "hand" Canadarm2 from a payload attachment to the Quest airlock. It will be refurbished on Earth and returned to the ISS as a spare.

Vande Hei and Kanai also will move another "hand" (detached from Canadarm 2) from its temporary storage to a regular storage location. That one will be available as a spare part on the Mobile Base System.

[NOTE: Starting with the Expedition 54/55 Change of Command Ceremony on 26 February, HRPO personnel hope to have the facility open more often for live NASA events.]

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... -station-0

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Re: ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » February 26th, 2018, 2:07 pm

The Change of Command Ceremony takes place at 1:30pm CST. The Highland Road Park Observatory will be open for this live NASA broadcast; please join us. There will be a searching and ranking game for kids to earn prizes, and to earn a extra door prize ticket for the upcoming "Genetics" session on Saturday.

This will effectively signal the end of Expedition 54. Joe Acaba will be returning to Earth later this week...
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biograp ... ph-m-acaba

More information:
https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/201 ... n-tuesday/

The Change of Command Ceremony will be rebroadcast on both NASA-TVs at the following times...
*Monday 26 February, 4pm CST, 6pm CST and 8pm CST

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Re: ISS Expedition 54

Post by Christopher K. » March 3rd, 2018, 5:40 pm

Today at 6:15pm CST on both NASA-TVs, one can see a replay of Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba returning to Ellington Field (and again tomorrow at 9:15am CST, 4:15pm CST and 8:15pm CST).

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/space-to ... t-03022018

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