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The Exp 61 crew are finalizing pre-launch training and preparations for their launch on Sept. 25 aboard a Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, while the Exp 60 crew took much-needed respite during an off-duty day aboard the station.

At the airport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates and Expedition 61 crewmembers Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and Jessica Meir of NASA pose for pictures Sept. 10 upon their arrival at the launch site for final pre-launch training. They will launch on Sept. 25 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft for a mission on the International Space Station. Image: NASA/Victor Zelentsov.

Ten years after the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched its first HTV mission, today the HTV-8 “Kounotori” cargo craft will launch from the Tanegashima Space Center to the Space Station. While launch is scheduled for 5:33 pm EDT, NASA TV will start its coverage at 5 pm. 

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft bearing Russian gear and supplies is safely back on Earth after parachuting to a landing in south-central Kazakhstan at 5:32 p.m. EDT (3:32am Kazakhstan time on Saturday, Sept. 7). Landing occurred about 87 miles southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan.

NASA’s @AstroDrewMorgan, who calls Pennsylvania his home state, showed off his Pittsburgh Steelers pride! 🏈 Morgan is on an extended-duration mission aboard the space station, conducting scientific research while orbiting Earth at 17,500 miles per hour. 🛰️

While flying about 260 miles above the border between northeastern China and southeastern Russia, an uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft undocked and departed from the International Space Station at 2:14 pm

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 8:10 a.m. ET on Sept 6 of a weakening from 260 miles in altitude as it churned just off the outer banks of North Carolina. In its 8 a.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said category 1 Hurricane Dorian is moving toward the northeast near 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles an hour. On the forecast track, the center of will move near or over the coast of North Carolina during the next several hours.  The center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England tonight and Saturday morning, and then across Nova Scotia late Saturday or Sunday night.

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 8:59 a.m. Eastern time September 5 of from 260 miles in altitude as it travelled up the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. In its 9 a.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian is now moving toward the north-northeast near 8 miles per hour. A turn toward the northeast is anticipated by tonight, and a northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast on Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina today, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday. The center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England Friday night and Saturday morning, and approach Nova Scotia later on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 miles per hour with higher gusts. Dorian is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected this morning, followed by slow weakening through Saturday. However, Dorian is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days.

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 9:48 a.m. ET on Sept. 4 of from 260 miles in altitude as it travelled in a direction parallel to the northeast coast of Florida. In its 10 a.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 miles per hour.  On its current track, the core of the hurricane will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight.  The center of , which is a category 2 hurricane, is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 105 miles per hour with higher gusts.  Some weakening is expected during the next couple of days, even though Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during that time.

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 10:37 a.m. ET Sept 3 of from 260 miles in altitude as it began to move from an almost stationary position over the northwestern Bahamas. In its 11:00 a.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian, now a high category 2 hurricane, is beginning to move northwestward at about 2 mph.  On this track, the hurricane will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island this evening and then dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening.

@astro_christina captured these images of on Sept. 2 from the space station as the storm churned over the northwestern Bahamas.

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 11:27 a.m. ET on Sept. 2 of over the northwestern Bahamas. In its 11:00 a.m. ET advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian was almost stationary, moving toward the west at just 1 mile an hour just over 100 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, packing catastrophic sustained winds of 155 miles an hour. Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days while moving on a possible track up the southeastern U.S. seaboard.

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