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NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Space Station Live: Countdown to Spacewalk

NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with International Space Station Operations Integration Manager Kenny Todd about the upcoming series of spacewalks to be conducted by U.S. astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 February 2015

Today: Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation: The USOS crew members performed final preparations for the upcoming EVAs. Today, they reviewed the detailed EVA timeline, briefing package, and crib sheet then completed final tool configuration.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 February 2015

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Installation: Wilmore installed two sets of NRCSD-Quad units onto the Multipurpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) which is attached to the slide table in the JEM Airlock (JEMAL).

NASA Expedition 42 Space Walks Briefing

Tomorrow expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts will perform the first of three spacewalks in the coming weeks. The second will be February 24th and the third will be March 1st.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 February 2015

Today: 58 Progress (58P) Launch and Dock: 58P successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 5:00am CST.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 February 2015

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Undocking: ATV-5 successfully undocked from the Service Module Aft docking port Saturday, February 14th at 7:42 am CST.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 February 2015

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Hatch Closure: Today, Wilmore completed the final cargo loading for ATV-5. Samokutyaev and Cristoforetti completed the final closeout activities, including removal of the fire extinguisher and ИПК-1М gas masks, verification that all cargo is secured, and taking closeout photos of the final configuration of the hatches.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 February 2015

Today: Force Shoes: On Wednesday, Wilmore set up the Force Shoes hardware, activated the Force Shoes unit and tested the wireless mode. The crew then positioned a camcorder, configured the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and collected a zero load measurement without the Force Shoes.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 February 2015

Today: SpaceX-5 Dragon Departure: Today, the crew configured the Dragon/Node-2 vestibule for demate by disconnecting Air Revitalization System (ARS) jumper, both power and data jumpers, and installed the Center Disk Cover then closed the Node 2 Nadir Hatch.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 February 2015

Today: SpaceX-5 Departure Preparations: The crew performed final cargo loading today. Once loading was complete, they closed the Dragon hatch and configured the Node 2 vestibule including installation of the Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs).

Today: Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD) Operations: Wilmore coordinated with ground teams using the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) to return the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) containing the JSSOD to the JEMAL slide table.

See the highlights of recent research conducted on the International Space Station during February.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Today: Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD) Status: Cristoforetti activated the JEMRMS Robotics Laptop (RLT), opened the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) outer hatch and extended the slide table.

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Status: Yesterday, ATV experienced a failure with Battery Power Chain #4. ATV ground teams have confirmed the failure is real and not a sensor issue.

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5: Today, ATV experienced a possible failure with Battery Power Chain #4. ATV ground teams are investigating and attempting to confirm whether the failure signature is in fact realistic and not a sensor issue.

Today: Combustion Integration Rack (CIR): Virts removed the CIR alignment guides in preparation for a FLEX-2 run.

Today: Epigenetics: Wilmore retrieved 12 culture bags from MERLIN. The crew transferred the third generation larva samples from incubated culture bags to new culture bags using the transfer syringe. The procedure was repeated for all 12 samples.

International Space Station Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts take a break from scientific research to watch Super Bowl XLIX from their sky box and orbiting laboratory 260 miles above Earth, but are more excited to one day watch from Mars.

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