WATCH REPLAY: NASA Astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, Expedition 53 Dock On ISS
By NASA // September 12, 2017
NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei en route to ISS
ABOVE VIDEO: Coverage of Expedition 53 crew launch to the International Space Station.
(NASA) – Coverage of Expedition 53 crew launch to the International Space Station.
Launch lifted off at 5:17 p.m. EDT. Docking coverage on ISS is set for tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Coverage can be seen here on Space Coast Daily.
NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launched aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:15 p.m. EDT: Expedition 53 crew Soyuz docking to the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station at 10:57 p.m. EDT.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 12 a.m. EDT: NASA TV coverage of Soyuz hatch opening and Expedition 53 crew welcome aboard the space station. The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft hatch is scheduled to open at about 12:40 a.m. EDT.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. EDT: Cassini Saturn mission news conference from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The news conference will give a detailed preview of Cassini’s final mission activities.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m. EDT: Cassini NASA Social from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This series of Q&A sessions with scientists and engineers behind the Cassini mission will also answer #askNASA questions submitted online.
Friday, Sept. 15, 7-8:30 a.m. EDT: Cassini mission’s “Grand Finale”. Live commentary on NASA TV and online. An uninterrupted, clean feed of cameras from JPL Mission Control, with mission audio only, will be available on the NASA TV Media Channel and on Ustream.
Cassini Mission Latest Status
Cassini End of Mission Timeline
Friday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. EDT: Cassini post-mission news conference from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 4:30 a.m. EDT: SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs International Space Station. Flight controllers will use the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Dragon from the Earth-facing side of the station’s Harmony module. The spacecraft will be released by Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) with the assistance of station Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA at 4:47 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. EDT: Virginia officials, Hidden Figures author join NASA in honoring legacy of Katherine Johnson. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. They will join Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and Langley Center Director David Bowles in cutting the ribbon to officially open the center’s new Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility.
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