Here is the latest episode of NASA’s Space to Ground reports on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Space Grown Crystals Offer Clarity on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects more than 5 million people on Earth. Research on the International Space Station could provide insight into this chronic neurodegenerative disease and help scientists find ways to treat and prevent it. In this video, NASA astronaut Serena Auñon-Chancellor narrates as European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst uses a microscope to examine and photograph the LRRK2 crystals.

** Expedition 60 crewmembers talks with The Weather Channel

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA and newly arrived crew member Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency discussed life in space aboard the orbital outpost and their view of meteorological phenomena from 254 miles above Earth during an in-flight interview July 31 with the Weather Channel. The two crewmembers are in various stages of long-duration missions on the complex.

** Progress 73 Arrives to the ISS

Traveling about 259 miles over China, the unpiloted Russian Progress 73 cargo ship docked at 11:29 a.m. EDT to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

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