Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Astronaut Kate Rubins Advances DNA Sequencing in Space – NASA Johnson
More than four years ago, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. This past week, she moved space science forward with another crucial milestone for microbiology aboard the International Space Station. The research team took a moment to recognize Rubins’ spot in scientific history. Learn more about the first sequencing of DNA in space: https://go.nasa.gov/2VPsQFJ See more images of DNA sequencing in space: https://images.nasa.gov/album/DNA_Seq… Learn more about the research being conducted on station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science
** Expedition 64 JAXA 6 Month Challenge Campaign – January 28, 2021 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) answered questions about life and work on the outpost Jan. 28 submitted by Japanese students involved in a “6 Month Mission Challenge” educational activity. Noguchi arrived on the station in November aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft “Resilience” for a six-month mission of scientific research.
** Expedition 64 Story Time From Space Willow The Water Bear Book – January 26, 2021 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Shannon Walker of NASA played the role of story teller Jan. 26 as she read the children’s book “Willow the Water Bear” to students back on Earth from the orbital outpost. The book reading event was part of an educational STEM and literacy project sponsored as a payload activity by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Walker also answered questions about life and work on the complex submitted by students as part of the educational project.
** NASA Earth From Space – Earth Viewing cameras ISS feed #RealTimeTracker – SPACE (Official) – YouTube
24/7 Live Views from the International Space Station, Earth is seen from cameras aboard the International Space Station. Watch the Earth roll Captured from the International Space Station.
As the Space Station passes into a period of night every 45 mins video is unavailable – during this time, and other breaks in transmission, recorded footage is shown. Currently, live views from the ISS, 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!
** Spacewalk by NASA Astronauts to Install Space Station Science Platform – NASA
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