Current ISS Crew
Spacecraft Docked to ISS
- Harmony Module IDA-2 ⇒
- Harmony Module IDA ⇒ Endeavour
- Harmony Module Nadir Common Berthing Port ⇒
- Unity Module ⇒
- Rassvet Module ⇒ Soyuz MS-18
- Nauka ⇒
- Poisk Module ⇒ Progress MS-17
- Zvezda Service Module ⇒
Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During “loss of signal” periods, viewers will see a blue screen. Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.
NASA and Boeing have decided to stand down from Friday’s launch attempt of the agency’s Orbital Flight Test-2 mission. Currently, launch teams are assessing the next available opportunity. The move allows the International Space Station team time to continue working checkouts of the newly arrived Roscosmos’ Nauka module and to ensure the station will be ready for Starliner’s arrival.
Following the docking of the Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), named Nauka, to the International Space Station at 6:59 PM IST(13:29 UTC), Russian cosmonauts aboard the space station conducted leak checks between Nauka and the service module. At 10:15 PM IST(4:45 PM UTC), the flight control team noticed the unplanned firing of MLM thrusters that caused the station to move out of orientation. Ground teams have regained attitude control and the motion of the space station is stable.
The crew was never and is not in any danger, and flight controllers in Mission Control Houston are monitoring the status of the space station. Teams are also monitoring the impact to tomorrow’s launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft. Updates on the space station will be provided on NASA.gov and the agency’s social media pages.
The uncrewed Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), named Nauka, the Russian word for “science,” arrived at the International Space Station’s Poisk module on the space-facing side of the Russian segment at 6:59 PM IST(13:29 UTC), eight days after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
NASA will provide live coverage of the automated docking of the uncrewed Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) to the International Space Station Thursday, July 29, beginning at 6:00 PM IST(8:30 AM EST)
Named Nauka, the Russian word for science, the 43-foot long, 23-ton module launched on July 21 and will serve as a new science facility, docking port, and spacewalk airlock for future operations.