Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** ISS Expedition 63/Soyuz MS-16 Undocking Coverage – NASA Video
Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and crewmates Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos undocked their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Poisk module on the International Space Station. Upon landing, Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner will have completed a journey of 196 days in space conducting research and maintenance aboard the orbital outpost.
** Expedition 63 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan – NASA Video
Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and crewmates Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos landed safely on Earth near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Oct. 22 after bidding farewell to their colleagues on the complex and undocking their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft from the Poisk module on the International Space Station. Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner completed a journey of 196 days in space conducting research and maintenance aboard the orbital outpost.
** Chris Cassidy – Space Station Scientist – NASA Johnson
On April 9, 2020, the Soyuz MS-16 lifted off from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This launch kicked off NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy’s third trip to the International Space Station. Cassidy’s 196-day mission as Expedition 63 Commander of the space station was filled with milestones for space exploration as well as numerous science experiments helping benefit life back on Earth. Take a look at the science he enabled during his research-filled stay in microgravity aboard the world class laboratory in low-Earth orbit: https://go.nasa.gov/350lpAO Learn more about the research being conducted on station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science
** 20 years of the International Space Station – BBC Sky at Night Magazine – YouTube
Former NASA astronaut and ISS veteran Jeff Williams reveals how the space station was constructed, what it’s like living and working on the Earth-orbiting laboratory, and gives his thoughts on the future of human spaceflight.
** Explore The International Space Station in Virtual Reality! | Mashable
Paul Raphäel, co-founder and creative director at Felix & Paul Studios, sat down with us to talk about the idea and process behind The ISS Experience.
More about the ISS Experience:
- Virtual Reality Series on the International Space Station | Time
- The ISS Experience Brings Space to Earth – ISS National Lab
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