Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** #LaunchAmerica Boosts Space Station Science – NASA Johnson
The International Space Station orbits more than 250 miles above the surface of our planet, offering the only platform for scientists to conduct long-duration research in microgravity. During its nearly 20 years of continuous occupation, the space station’s residents have conducted almost 3,000 experiments in many scientific fields, as well as technology demonstrations. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is part of ongoing efforts to keep enough hands onboard to continue this legacy. Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/2WQgu2p Learn more about the research being conducted on station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science
** Know Your Crew! With Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – NASA Johnson
The first astronauts ever to launch on a SpaceX rocket and crew vehicle have been training together for this flight for years, so you’d guess that they know each other pretty well. See for yourself—NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, have fun answering questions about each other as they get set to make history.
** Expedition 63 Event with Discovery Channel, CBS News , and Houston Chronicle – May 21, 2020 – NASA
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA discussed the progress of his mission on the orbital complex and the impending arrival of the first U.S. astronauts to launch on a commercial crew vehicle during a series of in-flight interviews May 21 with the Discovery Channel, CBS News and the Houston Chronicle. Cassidy, who is in the midst of a planned six-and-a-half month on the station, is preparing for the arrival of NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken, who are scheduled to launch May 27 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft – the first launch of U.S. astronauts on an American rocket since the retirement of the space shuttle in July 2011.
** How Do We Prepare for Long-Duration Human Spaceflight Missions – NASA
How Do We Prepare for Long-Duration Human Spaceflight Missions presented by Donald L. Henninger, Ph.D. – Chief Technologist, Crew & Thermal Systems Division, NASA Johnson Space Center
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