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Space music roundup – Nov.18.2022

Some space music for your weekend enjoyment:

** Globe  Typho

Typho is an up-and-coming Hip hop/ Indie-Folk Songwriter from Leeds, UK. He brings a sui generis blend of creativity and musicianship to every project he undertakes, scribbling lyrics that are idiosyncratic and charismatic in nature. With a passion for telling stories through song and animation, he composes music that is an honest reflection of himself and how he sees the world, His song “4AM” was featured on BBC introducing, a radio station for upcoming artists, in 2018.

His latest single, “Globe,” is an innovative and fresh alternative hip-hop song that talks about the realities and mysteries of life – folded in the subtlety of words. The lyrics are drenched in mood-befitting background music that is catchy and melodic. His previous single, “Cave Paintings,” is a fast-tempo and up-beat track with heavy electronic drums and pulsing synthesizers. The instruments have a dark and dramatic sound, and the song contains strong influences from the Chillwave genre. It speaks about the human spirit and our temporary nature on this planet. Typho is committed to creating a connection with his listeners, reaching new audiences and sharing his music with the world. 

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** Hans Zimmer – Interstellar (Royal Albert Hall Organ)

** Hewan Aman – OUT OF SPACE  (Our niece Hewan is a rising DJ star in France ):

** Space Tourist · Bart van Wissen

** AstroPilot, Spacecraft – Possible WorldsWherePostRockDwells – YouTube

 

 

Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Nov.4.2022

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

** Science Launching on SpaceX’s 26th Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space StationNASA

SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission (CRS-26) is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 18.

The Dragon spacecraft carries dozens of scientific experiments and technology demonstrations, including investigations to explore growing plants in space, creating nutrients on-demand, and in-space construction.

Details: https://go.nasa.gov/3WqGhLu

** Meet NG-18: The S.S. Sally Ride – Northrop Grumman – Youtube 

We’re proud to name our NG-18 #Cygnus spacecraft in honor of astronaut Sally Ride. It’s our tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft after an individual who has played a pivotal role in human spaceflight. Ride was selected in honor of her accomplishment as the first female American to fly in space, as well as her incredible work in creating STEM education opportunities for young girls through her organization, Sally Ride Science.

The Northrop Grumman S.S. Sally Ride Cygnus  cargo spacecraft is set to lift off on a Antares rocket with the NG-18 re-supply mission no earlier than 5:50 a.m. EST, Nov. 6, 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia: NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG-18 – Northrop Grumman.

** NG-18 Research: Overview ISS National Lab – YouTube

Mudslides from forest fires cause catastrophic damage in their wake, and research aimed at predicting and possibly preventing them will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard Northrop Grumman’s 18th Commercial Resupply Services mission (NG-18). This is one of more than 20 investigations sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory flying on this mission.

** NG-18 Research: RedWire BioFabrication FacilityISS National Lab – YouTube

Space: is it the final frontier, or could it be the new frontier of regenerative medicine? Bioprinting human tissues for implantation in patients to treat injury or disease would be game-changing.

When Northrop Grumman’s 18th Commercial Resupply Services (NG-18) mission launches to the ISS, it will carry an upgraded version of Redwire Space’s BioFabrication Facility, or BFF, a 3D bioprinter capable of printing human tissue. The project, sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory, will pave the way for in-space bioprinting of tissues—and possibly even organs in the future—that could one day help patients back on Earth.

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** Mike Read – What Does The ISS Have To Do With The Commercialization of Space?Cold Star Technologies – YouTube

Mike Read is in the role of Manager, ISS Business and Economic Development Office at NASA Johnson Space Center. But what does the International Space Station have to do with the commercialization of space? Cold Star Project host Jason Kanigan asks Mike:

    • You have a non-engineering background yet are in the space field. Tell us about how this happened
    • What is the scope of your responsibilities in the ISS Business and Economic Development Office?
    • What constitutes a success over the period of a year?
    • Can you share some recent wins?
    • How long is the ISS expected to be available?
    • If/when commercial operators have private space stations in orbit, is NASA expecting to simply be a customer?
    • Who do you want to speak with? What makes a good discussion or project for you?

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** China launches new science module to Tiangong space stationVideoFromSpace

A Chinese Long March-5B Y4 rocket launched the Mengtian science module from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on Oct. 31, 2022. “Mengtian is over 17 meters (55.7 ft) long, with a diameter of four meters (13.1 ft), and weighs more than 20 metric tons,” according to the China Academy of Space Technology.

** China’s Mengtian lab module docks with Tiangong space stationVideoFromSpace

The Mengtian lab module successfully docked with China’s Tiangong space station on Oct. 31, 2022, about 13 hours after its launch. (https://www.space.com/china-launches-…)

Mengtian, whose name means “Dreaming of the Heavens,” is a 58.7-foot-long (17.9 meters) and roughly 48,500-pound (22 metric tons) spacecraft designed mainly to host an array of science racks and experiments.

** Watch China’s Shenzhou-14 crew enter Mengtian lab in space for 1st time VideoFromSpace

Chinese taikonauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe opened the Mengtian lab hatch and entered the new Tiangong space station module on Nov. 3, 2022. Mengtian was launched atop a Long March 5B Y4 on Oct. 31.

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

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. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Oct.24.2022

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

** Astronaut ‘walks around’ space station wearing velcro shoes in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ re-creation – VideoFromSpace

International Space Station commander Samantha Cristoforetti put on velcro shoes in this cosplay recreation of the iconic scene from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

** Hobbies on the Space Station | ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

What hobbies do you take part in during your free time? ⏳

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s day onboard the #ISS usually starts at around 7:00 GMT. During a typical day, she will run experiments and maintenance, exercise, and participate in daily task meetings. Once all the work is done, she gets free time to relax. Find out what she likes to do in her free time.

Input them in the Astronaut Logbook 👇
https://mooncampchallenge.org/astrona…

Credit: ESA – European Space Agency / @NASA

** Science Launching on Northrop Grumman’s CRS-18 Mission to the Space StationNASA

The 18th Northrop Grumman commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station carries scientific investigations of topics such as 3D printing of knee cartilage, plant mutations, and mudflow structure—along with a demonstration of camera technology and small satellites from Japan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

The Cygnus spacecraft carrying these investigations to the orbiting laboratory is scheduled for liftoff no earlier than Nov. 6, 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Learn more about some of the scientific research traveling to the station on this mission: https://go.nasa.gov/3rYCjvA

** NLRA 2023-2: In-Space Production Applications: Tissue Engineering and Biomanufacturing ISS National Lab – YouTube

On October 13, 2022, the ISS National Lab held a webinar to provide further background on NLRA 2023-2 and to answer any questions.

** Expedition 68 Astronaut Nicole Mann Talks with Associated Press – Oct. 19, 2022 – NASA Video

Join NASA as we go forward to the Moon and on to Mars — discover the latest on Earth, the Solar System and beyond with a weekly update in your inbox.

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

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. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Oct.14.2022

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

** Watch SpaceX Crew-4 undock from space station for return tripVideoFromSpace

SpaceX Crew-4’s Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Oct. 14, 2022. Aboard are NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti from ESA. They are scheduled to splashdown off the coast of Florida in a few hours at 4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT).

** Splashdown! SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts back on EarthVideoFromSpace

SpaceX Crew-4’s Dragon spacecraft splashed down off the coast of Florida on Oct. 14, 2022. Aboard are NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti from ESA.

** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4: A Scientific JourneyNASA

After months aboard the International Space Station, the astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission are returning home. Traveling back to Earth inside a SpaceX Dragon capsule are NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, and Jessica Watkins, along with ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. During their time aboard the orbiting laboratory, these crew members contributed to ongoing and new scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, work that is helping to prepare humans for future space exploration missions and generating innovations and benefits for humanity on Earth.

Learn more: [Scientific Journey of NASA’s Space-X Crew-4 Aboard the ISS | NASA]

** Expedition 68 NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 News Conference – Oct. 11, 2022 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, Jessica Watkins and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti answered questions and gave remarks about their mission during a news conference October 11. The Crew-4 astronauts have been aboard the space station since April and will return to Earth via a parachute assisted splashdown this month. The four crew members have been living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions. Such research benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future human exploration through the agency’s Artemis missions, which will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future expeditions to Mars.

** Change of command of International Space Station takes place – October12, 2022 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 68 astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti oif ESA (European Space Agency) handed over command of the station to Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev during a change of command ceremony October 12. Farewell remarks by Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins preceded the change of command. The off-going Crew-4 astronauts are headed home to complete a six-month mission on the orbital outpost.

** Replay! Chinese astronauts deliver science lecture from spaceVideoFromSpace

Shenzhou-14 astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe talked science and more from the Tiangong space station on Oct. 12, 2022. Full Story: https://www.space.com/chinese-astrona…

** Garbage day on the space station!European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

https://youtube.com/shorts/QxPO22coytA?feature=share

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

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. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Oct.7.2022

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

** Expedition 68 – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Flight Day 1 Highlights – Oct. 5, 2022 – NASA Video

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts lifted off at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 5, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, bound for the International Space Station for the fifth commercial crew rotation mission aboard the microgravity laboratory. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled the Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, into orbit to begin a long-duration science mission on the space station. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance, will dock autonomously to the forward port of the station’s Harmony module at 4:57 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 6.

** SpaceX Crew-5 mission launches to space station, booster nails landingVideoFromSpace

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 5, 2022.

** See SpaceX Crew-5 inside Dragon – What stuffed toy did they bring?VideoFromSpace

The SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts and cosmonaut have been strapped into the Crew Dragon spacecraft for launch. Every Crew that preceded the carried a stuff toy for a zero-g indicator, what will they they have aboard today?

** Expedition 68 – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Flight Day 2 Highlights – Oct. 6, 2022 – NASA Video

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts docked autonomously to the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 4:57 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 6. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, arrived after a one-day journey to begin a long-duration science mission on the space station. Following docking, Mann, Cassada, Wakata, and Kikina joined the Expedition 68 crew of NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, Frank Rubio, and Jessica Watkins, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and station commander Samantha Cristoforetti, as well as Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.

** SpaceX Crew-5 docks with the International Space StationVideoFromSpace

Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole A Mann, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina docked with the International Space Station on Oct. 6, 2022.

** SpaceX Crew-5 enters space station after dockingVideoFromSpace

NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole A Mann, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina entered the International Space Station shortly after docking on Oct. 6, 2022.

** See SpaceX Crew-5’s welcome ceremony aboard the International Space StationVideoFromSpace

NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole A Mann, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina are welcomed aboard the International Space Station by commander Samantha Cristoforetti on Oct. 6, 2022.

** Samantha Cristoforetti’s second mission highlight | Minerva Mission – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will soon complete her second mission to the International Space Station, Minerva.

She was launched from Kennedy Space Center in late April, and since then has supported many European and international science experiments, as well as taken responsibility for all operations within the US Orbital Segment. In July 2022 she performed her first spacewalk, during which she carried out work in the Russian segment to bring the European Robotic Arm into operation.

This report provides a summary of the Minerva Mission, which will end shortly with Samantha’s return to Earth.

Samantha’s personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/AstroSamantha
Samantha’s personal TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@astrosamantha

** Watch China move space station module to new docking port – VideoFromSpace

China’s Wentian lab module was moved to the “side port of the space station’s node cabin,” on Sept. 30, 2022. The Tiangong space station is now in an L shape as a result.

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

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. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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