Today the astronauts onboard the @iss had the chance to speak with our administrator @jimbridenstine and @ivankatrump about the importance of STEM education for our nation’s youth. Check out the @nasa Instagram story to see NASA Astronaut Nicole Mann giving our special guests a tour of the mock-up vehicle facilities!
Repost from @explorenasa. Want to see the coolest thing? Astronauts on the International Space Station (@ISS, shown here Commander Scott Kelly,) dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station. This footage is one of the first of its kind. The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations. Sound up! Credit: NASA
One step closer to space! @astrohague and his Russian crewmate Alexey Ovchinin just passed the first of their final Soyuz qualification exams. Check out Nick’s post to find out what kind of contingencies and emergencies he and his crewmate were tested on in preparation for their upcoming mission to the @iss!
#Repost from NASA Astronaut Candidate @astro_kayla. Congratulations on completing your first successful #spacewalk training in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab! ・・・ Today I had the privelege of suiting up for my first-ever underwater spacewalk training with @astro_raja. Working in the spacesuit is definitely challenging, but it was also a total blast. Thank you to all the engineers, divers, instructors, and mentors who helped us get to this point. 📷: NASA/Marc Scillieri & @astrojaws#newastronauts#isthisreallife#nasa#spacewalk#underwater
#FunFactFriday: Gemini 8 astronauts, Neil Armstrong & David Scott, were the first crew to link 2 spacecraft together in Earth orbit. This milestone was vital to the success of future moon landing missions, and current missions to @iss.
NASA Astronaut Ed White made history on June 3, 1965, when he floated out of the hatch of his Gemini 4 capsule into the void of space. The first American #spacewalk lasted 23 minutes, beginning over the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and ending over the Gulf of Mexico.
White was attached to the capsule by a 25 ft umbilical cord. He initially used a gas powered gun held in his hand to maneuver. After the first 3 minutes the fuel ran out and White moved around by twisting his body and pulling the cord.
This gorgeous photo of the Middle East was shot by NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold from the view of the cupola window on @iss. Follow @astro_ricky for more #EarthPics
Two of the three Skylab 4 Astronauts exhibit the magic of zero g in space! Astronaut Gerald D. Carr, mission commander, and Astronaut William R. Pogue, pilot, completed almost 3 months abroad the Earth-orbiting Skylab space station.