Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Some Space News – ISS/NASA Johnson
Space Anchor Chris Cassidy is here to deliver Some Space News🌠 It’s a big week for the crew on the International Space Station! They’ve had some dynamic operations on Station, and there’s more to come with the awaited arrival of NASA Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle. Stay tuned for more space news and watch #LaunchAmerica Saturday May 30 at 3:22pm ET!
** Down to Earth – Some Place Special – NASA Johnson
“It is heart-stopping, it is soul-pounding, it is breathtaking.” In this episode of “Down to Earth – Some Place Special,” NASA Astronaut and Flight Director TJ Creamer discusses the impact of viewing the Earth’s natural wonders from space. #SpaceStation20th
** HTV-9 capture – SciNews
JAXA’s H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI9” (HTV-9) was captured with the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2 by Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA, with assistance from Russian Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos, on 25 May 2020, at 12:13 UTC 08:13 EDT. Kounotori 9 (こうのとり9) , meaning white stork in Japanese, was launched by JAXA’s H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIB F9, ロケット9) from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex, at JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, on 20 May 2020, at 17:31 UTC (21 May, at 02:31 Japan Standard Time – JST) and delivers a total of 6.2 metric tons of supplies, including six new lithium-ion batteries, to the International Space Station.
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