Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 66 Northrop Grumman Cygnus Cargo Craft Arrives at Space Station – Feb. 21, 2022 – NASA Video
Loaded with food, fuel, and supplies, the unpiloted Northrop Grumman CRS-17 Cygnus cargo craft arrived to the International Space Station February 21 where it was installed to the nadir port of the Unity module. Dubbed the “SS Piers Sellers” for the late NASA astronaut for his contributions as a climate scientist and his assistance in assembling the International Space Station, Cygnus launched from the Wallops Flight Facility on February 19 atop an Antares rocket and will remain docked to the space station for approximately two months.
** Expedition 66 Northrop Grumman Cygnus Cargo Craft Space Station Installation – Feb. 21, 2022 – NASA Video
** ISS National Lab Research Overview – Northrop Grumman CRS-17 – ISS National Lab – YouTube
Northrop Grumman will launch a variety of critical research and supplies on its upcoming 17th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch, which take place at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, is scheduled for no earlier than February 19 at 12:40 p.m. ET. The ISS National Laboratory is sponsoring more than 15 research and technology development payloads as part of this mission. These payloads, which represent diverse fields of study, intend to bring value to our nation through space-based research and enable a robust and sustainable market in low Earth orbit. This video highlights some of the ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations launching on Northrop Grumman CRS-17.
** Watch an astronaut degas a water bag in space – VideoFromSpace
Prior to being added to the International Space Station’s storage system, water bags are degassed to reduce clogging.
** John Glenn’s historic 1962 spaceflight honored by space station crew – VideoFromSpace
NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station talk about John Glenn’s historic launch to become the first American to orbit Earth.
** Columbus, Kibo and a Dragon | Cosmic Kiss 360° – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on a 360° fly-through of Europe’s Columbus laboratory, @JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構‘s Kibo Module and the Crew Dragon capsule on the International Space Station. Matthias has been living and working on the International Space Station for around 100 days, following the launch of Crew-3 from @NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 11 November 2021. He will spend approximately six months in orbit for his Cosmic Kiss mission. Much of this time is being spent inside the Columbus lab supporting European and international science. Columbus is ESA’s single largest contribution to the International Space Station and was also the first permanent European research facility in space. In this video you can see the different experiment racks in the module as he flies through, including NASA’s Veggie greenhouses omitting a pink light. Follow Matthias: https://bit.ly/ESACosmicKiss
** Health, food, and climate | We explore. You benefit. – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shows how space technologies and research onboard the International Space Station are used for the benefit of people on Earth. Thomas explains how space research is relevant to three of the United Nation’s goals: Health (SDG3), Zero hunger and food security (SDG2), and Climate action (SDG13). The Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s to-do list for people and the planet by 2030.
Learn more about the European space laboratory, the Columbus module, and four examples of how space exploration supports sustainable development in Europe and in Africa. This video is Part 2 of a 2-part series that describes how space exploration supports the sustainable development on Earth today. Here’s part 1: https://youtu.be/LItgF_o0kbc
Read more about benefits of European space exploration: http://youbenefit.spaceflight.esa.int
** The Next Big Upgrade to the Chinese Space Station? – Dongfang Hour
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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