Category Archives: In Space Infrastructure

Videos: “Space to Ground” ISS report – Mar.27.2020

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Down To Earth – Shining Oasis

In this episode of “Down to Earth – Shining Oasis,” David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency recalls the first time he caught a glimpse of the Earth from the Soyuz capsule on his way to the space station. #SpaceStation20th

** Expedition 63 Crew Activities – March 23, 2020

Expedition 63 Space Station Crew Conducts Traditional Ceremonies in Star City, Russia The International Space Station’s Expedition 63 crew, Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and Chris Cassidy of NASA and their backups, Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Babkin of Roscosmos and Steve Bowen of NASA, visited the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia March 23 after laying flowers at the statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to fly in space. The footage also includes questions posed to Cassidy on the eve of the crew’s departure for their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan from where they will launch on April 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

** NASA Television Video File – Expedition 63 Crew Departure for Launch Site – March 24, 2020

Expedition 63 Space Station Crew Departs for Kazakh Launch Site The International Space Station’s Expedition 63 crew Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineers Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and Chris Cassidy of NASA and their backups, Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Babkin of Roscosmos and Steve Bowen of NASA, participated in traditional prelaunch ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on March 24. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete their training for the launch of Ivanishin, Vagner and Cassidy on April 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

** Astronaut Anne McClain’s Tips for Living in Close Quarters

NASA astronaut Anne McClain spent 204 days living on the International Space Station and shares her tips for living in close quarters with only a few other people. She shares what human behaviors create a healthy culture for living and working remotely in small groups. Read her advice at: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/an-astro… Learn more about how NASA helps prepare astronauts for the social isolation they will experience: https://www.nasa.gov/hrp/social-isola…

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Videos: “Space to Ground” ISS report – Mar.20.2020

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Expedition 63 Live Interviews Chris Cassidy from GCTC Russia – March 19, 2020

Live Interviews with Expedition 63 Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. The International Space Station’s Expedition 63 crew Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineers Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and Chris Cassidy are scheduled to launch on April 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

** Expedition 62 Inflight Interview with KSAT and Drew Morgan – March 17, 2020

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan of NASA discussed life and research on the orbital outpost during an in-flight interview March 17 with San Antonio television station KSAT-TV. Morgan is in the final weeks of a more than nine-month extended mission on the station, heading for a return to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on April 17.

** A NASA Tweet about the new call for astronaut applications:

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Videos: “Space to Ground” ISS report – Mar.14.2020

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Down to Earth – Tip Of The Iceberg

In this episode of “Down to Earth – Tip of the Iceberg,“ NASA astronaut Nick Hague shares how his time living and working in space changed his perception of life back on Earth. #SpaceStation20th

** Expedition 62 Inflight with Martin Van Buren High School – March 13, 2020

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Jessica Meir of NASA discussed life and research on the orbital outpost during an in-flight educational event March 13 with students at the Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, New York. Meir is in the final month of a six-and-a-half-month mission on the station, planning for a return to Earth in mid-April. During her mission, the crew in space has supported hundreds of research investigations, and she conducted three spacewalks with astronaut Christina Koch, including the first all-woman spacewalk Oct. 18, 2019.

** Expedition 63 Video File – Soyuz Qualification Training – March 13, 2020

Expedition 63 Space Station Crew Undergoes Final Training Outside Moscow Expedition 63 Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineers Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and Chris Cassidy of NASA and their backups, Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Babkin of Roscosmos and Steve Bowen of NASA, conducted final qualification training for their upcoming International Space Station mission at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia March 11 and 12. Ivanishin, Vagner and Cassidy are scheduled to launch on April 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

** NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station – The ESA HDEV (High Definition Earth Viewing) camera originally used for the ISS live view streaming stopped working in July 2019.

Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera.

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Videos: “Space to Ground” ISS report – March.6.2020

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** ISS National Lab Mission Overview: SpaceX CRS-20

The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is sponsoring more than 20 payloads slated to launch onboard SpaceX’s 20th commercial resupply services (SpaceX CRS-20) mission. These payloads represent a diverse mix of research and development seeking to leverage the unique space-based environment of the orbiting laboratory to improve life on Earth. The SpaceX CRS-20 mission is slated for launch no earlier than March 6 at 11:50 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This video highlights many of the ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations on this mission.

** “What’s on Board” Science Briefing – SpaceX CRS-20 Mission

This is NASA’s “What’s on Board” science briefing at held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Kennedy Space Center, FL where the science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station are presented.]

** Jessica Meir speaks with students in Seattle

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Jessica Meir discussed life and research on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight education event March 2 with middle school students from the greater Seattle, Washington region preparing for a Microsoft Education-hosted design challenge at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Meir has been in orbit since September and will return to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in mid-April.

** Expedition 62: Live Interviews Jessica Watkins and Anne Roemer – next astronaut selection.

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Videos: “Space to Ground” ISS report – Feb.28.2020

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** “Down to Earth – A Work of Art

In this episode of “Down to Earth – A Work of Art,“ former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott recalls seeing home below during her time aboard the station. Stott explains how she experienced a shift in worldview known as “the Overview Effect,” a term coined by space philosopher Frank White.

** Jessica Meir speaks with students in Florida

In-flight event — Expedition 62 flight engineer Jessica Meir speaks with the Lee County School District in Florida.

** Space Station Crew Member Swears in Army Recruits

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Drew Morgan of NASA, a colonel in the U.S. Army, swore in new Army recruits gathered at the Space Center Houston visitors center in a ceremony conducted from orbit Feb. 26. Morgan, who launched to the orbital complex last July, is slated to return to Earth April 17 to complete a 272-day mission.

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