Here is the latest Space to Ground weekly report from NASA on activities related to the International Space Station:
Microbes – bacteria and fungi – live everywhere, even the International Space Station. Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center constantly monitor the station’s microbial community and now are testing using DNA sequencing to identify its tiny residents without returning samples to Earth – an important step to keep crews, and the places they visit, safe on future deep-space missions. Read more about space station microbiology: https://go.nasa.gov/2IbtgAL Learn more about the research being conducted on station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science
** T-60 Seconds with Jessica Meir
You’ve got to know a lot to earn a master’s degree in space science and a doctorate in marine biology, and that’s before you consider all you need to learn to become a NASA astronaut. As it turns out, little of that knowledge applied as astronaut Jessica Meir sat for a barrage of questions just before her launch to the International Space Station—take a look.
** SpaceCast Weekly Sept 20 2019
SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA’s work in human spaceflight, including the International Space Station and its crews and scientific research activities, and the development of Orion and the Space Launch System, the next generation American spacecraft being built to take humans farther into space than they’ve ever gone before.