Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Down to Earth – Tip Of The Iceberg
In this episode of “Down to Earth – Tip of the Iceberg,“ NASA astronaut Nick Hague shares how his time living and working in space changed his perception of life back on Earth. #SpaceStation20th
** Expedition 62 Inflight with Martin Van Buren High School – March 13, 2020
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Jessica Meir of NASA discussed life and research on the orbital outpost during an in-flight educational event March 13 with students at the Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, New York. Meir is in the final month of a six-and-a-half-month mission on the station, planning for a return to Earth in mid-April. During her mission, the crew in space has supported hundreds of research investigations, and she conducted three spacewalks with astronaut Christina Koch, including the first all-woman spacewalk Oct. 18, 2019.
** Expedition 63 Video File – Soyuz Qualification Training – March 13, 2020
Expedition 63 Space Station Crew Undergoes Final Training Outside Moscow Expedition 63 Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineers Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos and Chris Cassidy of NASA and their backups, Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Babkin of Roscosmos and Steve Bowen of NASA, conducted final qualification training for their upcoming International Space Station mission at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia March 11 and 12. Ivanishin, Vagner and Cassidy are scheduled to launch on April 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
** NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station – The ESA HDEV (High Definition Earth Viewing) camera originally used for the ISS live view streaming stopped working in July 2019.
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.
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