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"ISS provides a unique platform to get those measurements and to do Earth science research. It's becoming more and more a part of the ISS mission." — Steve Jurczyk, acting NASA administrator on the @Space_Station's role in studying our home planet. https://t.co/NSHz7Wup0b
Departure breakfast this morning prior to heading to @NASAKennedy! https://t.co/0zCvnC3swx
Protein, carbs, and coffee are the perfect fuel to power a busy day of pre-flight activities. NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts will arrive at @NASAKennedy today, ahead of their April 22 liftoff. Watch live starting at 12:45pm ET (16:45 UT): https://t.co/mzKW5uV4hS https://t.co/m1h0MsrXpq
UPDATE 🚀 Crew arrival coverage is now targeted to begin no earlier than 12:45 p.m. ET.
Tune in to @NASA TV as we welcome @astro_kimbrough, @Astro_Megan, @Aki_Hoshide and @Thom_astro to America's spaceport: https://t.co/H0kcgIhtmj https://t.co/u5xS24vn8Y
🛰️ Three space travelers including astronaut Kate Rubins return from the @Space_Station today, as four more prepare to launch April 22 — #EarthDay — on NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 mission.
🌎 More about station Earth science in this week's #SpaceToGround: https://t.co/bkkQvFj1h7 https://t.co/CnEqlZuaoX
🚀 NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 mission is GO for launch to the @Space_Station!
Four astronauts are set for liftoff aboard their Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft on Thurs., April 22 at 6:11am ET from @NASAKennedy. Watch live starting at 2am: https://t.co/2kpdM37igt https://t.co/li823sOFvA
LIVE: Tune in for a news update on NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the @Space_Station.
Our head of human spaceflight @KathyLueders and experts from NASA, SpaceX, @ESA, @JAXA_en, & @FAANews discuss the April 22 launch: https://t.co/mzKW5uV4hS https://t.co/1KDwpNcMZb
Yesterday #Crew2 completed our final proficiency training in the @SpaceX Crew Dragon cockpit simulator. Per tradition, we zapped it with our mission decal. Many thanks to our outstanding training team for getting us ready. Tomorrow, we depart for Kennedy Space Center! https://t.co/oUhWoTz4CT
Hot off the presses! NASA's #OSIRISREx spacecraft has left its mark on asteroid Bennu. This new image, taken during the spacecraft's final flyover on April 7, reveals the aftermath of sample collection. https://t.co/89XjV2T6G0 #ToBennuAndBack https://t.co/HATDkLZWQi
Named in his honor, asteroid (4319) Jackierobinson rounds the bases in its orbit around the Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. https://t.co/pbbXqSX4nK https://t.co/YEnYZUREvv
RT @NASASolarSystem: Named in his honor, asteroid (4319) Jackierobinson rounds the bases in its orbit around the Sun in the main asteroid b…
⚾ On #JackieRobinsonDay, we celebrate Robinson's career, and place in history, on the anniversary of the day he broke the color barrier in major league baseball.
📸 The New York City area, with Brooklyn at right, is seen in this image from the @Space_Station. https://t.co/iTWN4VvXlw
Our planet is changing. Explore those changes with a comprehensive picture of our changing planet via Timelapse in Google Earth -- a partnership with @GoogleEarth, @USGS, @ESA, and @EU_Commission. 🛰️🌎⏰
RT @NASAEarth: Our planet is changing. Explore those changes with a comprehensive picture of our changing planet via Timelapse in Google Ea…
🌌 When we study different types of exoplanets — planets outside our solar system — we use lots of descriptors. But what do we mean by "hot Jupiters," "warm Neptunes," and "super-Earths?"
Dive into how we use these terms and why they're important: https://t.co/8Zyvu5NQ14 https://t.co/qd2MESXHn4
Current mood: Blissfully excited! 😃
We’re 8 days from launch of 4 astronauts/adventurers to the @Space_Station from @NASAKennedy.
Questions about NASA's @SpaceX Crew-2 mission?
Drop them below with #LaunchAmerica for a chance to be answered during the April 22 broadcast ⤵️ https://t.co/CB2oVefhjF
Welcome back to Kennedy Space Center, Crew Dragon! 🐉
@SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour made its way from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to the Launch Complex 39A integration hangar this week in preparation for the Crew-2 mission launching on April 22: https://t.co/xnafWSdtw4 https://t.co/Ob9iZCDjjr
🚀🌎 #OTD: 40 years ago today, our space shuttle Columbia completed its first voyage into space with Commander John W. Young & Pilot Robert L. Crippen on board, starting the Shuttle Program’s incredible 30-year run.
👀 Take a look back with us: https://t.co/lFAXzPxwk5 https://t.co/QHfpkY0A1C
👩🚀 Shannon Walker, a veteran @NASA astronaut who was born, raised & earned all 3 of her science degrees in Houston, will accept command of the @Space_Station tomorrow, Thurs., April 15! Dive into the details of what's in store for the native Houstonian: https://t.co/HGhohiqZs8 https://t.co/jS1jrWgrrN
🔭 Telescopes of the sky unite! 🔭
In a quest to learn more about supermassive black holes, coordinated observations with 19 of the world’s most powerful telescopes have collected light from across galaxy M87. It's #BlackHoleWeek, get sucked in: https://t.co/3MqZdU2b0F https://t.co/Jv4ZoBKpim
You had questions, and we answered! Take a look at this thread where Ingenuity Project Manager MiMi Aung and I answer your questions about how the team is hard at work to make the #MarsHelicopter first flight a reality. https://t.co/V5Uf36fE8l
RT @Dr_ThomasZ: You had questions, and we answered! Take a look at this thread where Ingenuity Project Manager MiMi Aung and I answer your…
#MarsHelicopter how does the helicopter right itself up in case it tips over on its side
@NASA If Ingenuity were to fall on its side, it'd be very likely that the mission would come to an end. The rotor blades of Ingenuity would likely suffer severe damage impeding it from being able to continue attempting flight on Mars. https://t.co/W4M5QBhWs3 https://t.co/YBpuFi0jwm
@NASA The optimal speed for the 1st Ingenuity flight is 2,537 rpm. During a final systems check, the spin-up of the rotor blades will take ~12 seconds to go from 0 to 2,537 rpm. During 1st flight, it should take us ~6 seconds to climb to our max height. https://t.co/vfcNsnRtC6 https://t.co/8TCkY5YEEC
@NASA During the first flight, it should take us ~6 seconds to climb to our max height. When we hit 10 ft (3 m), Ingenuity will go into a hover that should last – if all goes well – 30 seconds. The spin-up of the rotor blades will have an optimal speed of 2,537 rpm. https://t.co/BZynci8BkE
#MarsHelicopter how good is the video quality going to be and when will we get a look at the footage from the flight?
@NASA .@NASAPersevere is expected to obtain imagery of the flight using Navcam and Mastcam-Z imagers. Pictures are expected to come down a few hours after the flight. Ingenuity will also document with a color image and several low-res B&W pictures. https://t.co/yoOVqhOOKx https://t.co/93j4RnpEPf
@NASA If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) #MarsHelicopter is expected to take off from Mars’ Jezero Crater hovering at around 10 feet (3 meters) above the Martian surface for up to 30 seconds. The first flight is the most critical. https://t.co/W4M5QBhWs3 https://t.co/LRL55F035k
@NASA Q: It’s just awesome that a helicopter made it to Mars, can’t wait to see it fly on its own. But, what purpose does it… https://t.co/gyYkVRHKzE… #MarsHelicopter
A: 🎙️ @Dr_ThomasZ & Ingenuity project manager MiMi Aung: https://t.co/dOiv3wj98m