Videos: “Space to Ground” + Other ISS reports – Nov.13.2020

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** International Space Station 20th Anniversary Panel: The View from Mission Control – NASA

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station, listen as NASA public affairs specialist Brandi Dean talks with prominent members within NASA’s Flight Operations Directorate as they discuss the inner workings of flight operations for the International Space Station, where they were in their careers at the start of Expedition 1, and what it takes to ensure human spaceflight missions are safe and successful. Joining the conversation are Kenny Todd – Deputy Program Manager of the International Space Station, Norm Knight – Deputy Director of Flight Operations, David Korth – Deputy Manager of the ISS Avionics and Software Division, Holly Ridings – Chief Flight Director, Emily Nelson – Deputy Chief Flight Director, and Pooja Jesrani – one of NASA’s newest Flight Directors.

** Crew-1 Virtual NASA Social: Genes in Space – NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The Crew-1 #LaunchAmerica virtual NASA Social continues as we host a few special guests to learn more about Genes in Space – an experiment that will investigate how space affects one such molecular change, gene expression, in the nervous system! Join us at 4:30 p.m. ET to hear from students Finsam Samson, Yujie Wang and their mentor Matt Smith as they chat about the experiment that is heading up to the International Space Station on this mission. Have a question for our guests? Be sure to share in the comments section for a chance to be featured on our live feed.

** Q&A with Astronauts Launching on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission – NASA

Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA participate in a live Q&A from Astronaut Crew Quarters at Kennedy Space Center. They’ll answer questions about their Nov. 14 launch to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon ‘Resilience’ spacecraft. This mission will be the first crew rotation mission with four astronauts flying on a commercial spacecraft, and the first including an international partner.

** Expedition 64 Inflight with This Week in Virology Podcast – November 12, 2020 – NASA

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA discussed scientific research on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight interview Nov. 12 with the “This Week in Virology” podcast. Rubins, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology and a Ph.D. in cancer biology, is in the second month of a planned six-month mission on the station.

** The Insane Engineering of the ISSTech Vision

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