There is no NASA Space to Ground this week due to the holidays. Here are other reports on activities related to the International Space Station:
** International Space Station in 2021 – See the highlights – VideoFromSpace
The International Space Station had 23 residents in 2021! Check out the highlights. — Learn more about the ISS: https://www.space.com/16748-internati…
** A news item about the future of the ISS: Biden-Harris Administration Extends Space Station Operations Through 2030 – Space Station/NASA
** Arm wrestling in space & more great ISS moments in 2021 – VideoFromSpace
NASA runs down 9 special moments on the International Space Station in 2021.
** Science in Space – See NASA’s top pics for 2021 – VideoFromSpace
NASA Johnson Space Center has compiled their favorite pics of science experiments, spacewalks and more from 2021.
** Expedition 66 inflight with KGW-TV News – December 29, 2021 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 66 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Kayla Barron discussed living and working in space during an in-flight interview December 29 with KGW-TV, a local news outlet for Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. Vande Hei and Barron are in the midst of long-duration science missions living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.
** Washington native among the newest astronauts aboard the International Space Station –KGW News
One of the newest astronauts aboard the ISS is Washington native Kayla Barron, from Richland. KGW’s Devon Haskins spoke with her about her first flight into space.
** China’s Shenzhou-13 crew conducts 2nd spacewalk – See highlights – VideoFromSpace
Chinese astronauts Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu completed a spacewalk on Dec. 26, 2021 outside the Tiangong space station. Tasks included “lifting a panoramic camera and testing goods transport” according to China Central Television. Full Story: https://www.space.com/china-astronaut…
Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television (CCTV) | edited by Steve Spaleta
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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