Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** HTV-9 departure – Japanese Cargo Craft Completes Station Mission – Space Station
JAXA’s H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI9” (HTV-9) was unberthed from the International Space Station’s Harmony module and departed on 18 August 2020, at 17:35 UTC. HTV-9 was released using the Canadarm2 robotic arm by NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy. The spacecraft is scheduled to deorbit and burn over the Pacific Ocean on 20 August 2020. Kounotori 9 (こうのとり9), meaning white stork in Japanese, delivered a total of 6.2 metric tons of supplies, including six new lithium-ion batteries, to the ISS. Credit: NASA
** U.S. Navy’s “At The Helm” with ISS Commander Chris Cassidy
In-flight interview between the U.S. Navy’s “At The Helm” and Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy.
** Hurricane Genevieve seen by satellite and space station
NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured imagery of Hurricane Genevieve from Aug. 18-19, 2020. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy also snapped imagery of the massive storm.
** Views of Planet Earth — As Seen by NASA Astronauts in Space
While in orbit, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley captured stunning views of our home planet Earth. The duo made history May 30 when they launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft to the International Space Station. Their mission and test flight is helping NASA certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the orbiting laboratory. Learn more about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program: https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/comm…
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