Periodically, I will share with the students current endeavors our astronauts undertake throughout the year.NASA activities are a great way to show students how we, as humans, use technology to do extraordinary things..Students are welcome to explore what new projects are occurring at NASA by logging onto: NASA.Gov
Update: 3-19-15Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston are testing the spacesuit astronauts will wear in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on trips to deep space. The Orion spacecraft will be used in future deep space flights.Update: 3-26-15Two humans are getting ready to say farewell to Earth for nearly 12 months. On March 27, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the International Space Station, beginning a one-year mission in space, testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit. Launch is set for 3:42 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 27. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. EDT.On March 27th, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko successfully reached the ISS in a 6 hour trip.
NASA Data on the Nepal Earthquake
NASA and its partners are developing products using optical and radar satellites to support analysis and assessment efforts for the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal.Data shows Mt. Everest shrank by 1 inch.Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth on Friday. The landing in Kazakhstan wrapped up a space mission that lasted 141 days and returned samples from several NASA human research experiments aboard the station. Expedition 45 flight engineers Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos (Russian Federal Space Agency) and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) touched down at approximately 8:12 a.m. EST (7:12 p.m. Kazakhstan time) northeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. It was the first time a crew has landed after sunset and only the sixth nighttime Soyuz return from the space station.Date: March 1, 2016 - 11:27 p.m. EasternMission: Expedition 46 Undocking and LandingDescription: One-Year Mission crew members NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will conclude 340 days aboard the International Space Station, returning in the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft along with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov. Kelly and Kornienko arrived at the station March 27, 2015, and Volkov joined the crew aboard the orbiting laboratory Sept. 4, 2015. Landing is scheduled at 11:27 p.m. ET (4:27 UTC and 10:27 a.m. local time in Kazakhstan on March 2).At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos are preparing for launch to the International Space Station. Their six-month journey will begin with a lift off in a Soyuz spacecraft at 5:26 p.m. EDT Friday, March 18 (3:26 a.m. on March 19 in Baikonur). NASA Television will broadcast launch coverage live beginning tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. For the NASA TV schedule and where to watch live and replays, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ The incoming crew will join Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA and Flight Engineers Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos.Check out space to ground videos to get the latest updates on nasa. Space to Ground: Every Picture Tells a Story: 05/06/2016