Jeff Williams

NASA’S RECORD-BREAKING ASTRONAUT, CREWMATES RETURN TO EARTH

NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth on September 6 after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station. Williams and his Russian crewmates Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, landed in their Soyuz TMA-20M at 9:13 p.m. EDT southeast of the remote town of […]

ASTRONAUTS CONCLUDE SECOND SPACEWALK OF EXPEDITION 48

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins concluded their spacewalk at 2:41 p.m. EDT. During the six-hour, 48-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully retracted a thermal radiator, installed two enhanced high definition cameras on the station’s truss and tightened bolts on a joint that enables one of the station’s solar arrays […]

WATCH NASA TV THURSDAY FOR LIVE SPACEWALK COVERAGE

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA will begin a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station at about 8:10 a.m. EDT Thursday. NASA TV coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. Williams and Rubins will retract a thermal radiator that is part of the station’s cooling system. The radiator is […]

RESEARCHING 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY ON THE ISS

Crew members on the International Space Station re-installed the first 3D printer in orbit, during the week of June 27, 2016, to continue research on the developing technology and how it can be used in space. Three-dimensional printing offers a fast and inexpensive way to manufacture parts on-site and on-demand, a huge benefit to long-term […]

NEW CREW MEMBERS, INCLUDING NASA BIOLOGIST, LAUNCH TO SPACE STATION

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 6 (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7). Kate Rubins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and […]

THREE SPACE STATION CREW MEMBERS RETURN TO EARTH

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA, flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Yuri […]

ISS CREW 3-D PRINTS FIRST STUDENT DESIGNED TOOL IN SPACE

When NASA fired up the Additive Manufacturing Facility on the International Space Station to begin more testing of the emerging 3-D printing technology in orbit, one college student in particular watched intently. In autumn of 2014, a high school senior in Enterprise, Alabama, Robert Hillan entered the Future Engineers Space Tool design competition, which challenged […]

MARK ZUCKERBERG TO CONNECT WITH SPACE STATION ASTRONAUTS VIA FACEBOOK LIVE

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and chief executive officer, will speak with three astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 1. The Earth-to-space call will be seen live on NASA’s Facebook page. During the 20-minute Facebook Live video call with NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams, […]

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