Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Station Astronauts Discuss Life In Space During ISS Conference – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren and Jessica Watkins of NASA discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight event July 26 with the International Space Station Research and Development conference attendees in Washington, D.C. Lindgren and Watkins are in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory. The goal of their mission is 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.
** ISSRDC 2022: Day 1 Morning – ISS National Lab – YouTube
ISSRDC 2022 [International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) Conference 2022] began with a welcome from Ray Lugo, ISS National Lab CEO, Joel Montalbano, ISS Program Manager, and John Mulholland, Vice President, Boeing, followed by a live downlink from the ISS with NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins and Kjell Lindgren.
The Next Decade of Results: A Conversation with NASA and the ISS National Lab Leadership Panelists:
• Ray Lugo, CEO, ISS National Laboratory • Joel Montalbano, ISS Program Manager, NASA • Robyn Gatens, Director of the International Space Station (ISS) in the Space Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters
Space Policy Panel:
Moderator Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates Panelists: • Pam Whitney, Staff Director, House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology • Joel Graham, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation • Mary Guenther, Director of Space Policy, Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) • Michael Gold, Executive Vice President for Civil Space and External Affairs at Redwire Space
The Next Decade of Results—A Conversation with the Chief Scientists of the ISS National Lab and NASA’s ISS Program:
Moderator: Katherine Calvin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor, NASA Panelists • Kirt Costello, Ph.D., ISS Chief Scientist, NASA • Dr. Mike Roberts, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, ISS National Lab
** ISSRDC 2022: Advancing Fundamental Science in Space in Collaboration with the NSF – ISS National Lab – YouTube
The microgravity environment of the ISS provides a unique window to explore fundamental phenomena in the absence of gravity-dependent physics and introduces new biological stressors to cells and tissues. The ISS National Lab has partnered with the NSF Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Division on two long-standing solicitations to explore these phenomena: The solicitation on transport phenomena is going on its seventh year, and the solicitation on tissue engineering and mechanobiology is going on its fifth year. Research funded through these solicitations enables scientific discoveries not possible on Earth. Join us to hear more about this exciting research and the impact that fundamental science in space can have on life on Earth.
Moderator Stephanie George, Tissue Engineering Program Director, NSF Panelists • Tammy Chang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco • Ngan Huang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Stanford University and Principal Investigator, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System • Ya-Ting T. Liao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University • Eric M. Furst, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware
** Chinese astronauts enter Tiangong space station’s new lab module after dock – VideoFromSpace
Chinese astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang, and Cai Xuzhe made their way into the Wentian lab module shortly after it docked with the Tiangong space station on July 25, 2022.
** Building Gateway! 1st space station in lunar orbit – Animation – VideoFromSpace
Gateway will support NASA missions to the moon as the space station in lunar orbit. See its components come together in this animation. Learn more about Gateway: https://www.space.com/43018-lunar-orb…
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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