Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 64 SpaceX Corporate Event – December 4, 2020 – NASA
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 crewmembers Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker of NASA discussed their flight to the complex last month on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” and the progress of their mission during a question-and-answer session Dec. 4 with SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. Hopkins and Walker rode “Resilience” to orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida along with Crew Dragon crewmates Victor Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and docked to the complex the next day for the start of a planned six-month mission.
** Expedition 64 Education In flight Nettleton STEAM – December 10, 2020 – NASA
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineers Kate Rubins and Shannon Walker of NASA discussed life and research aboard the orbital complex during an in-flight education event Dec. 10 with students from Jonesboro, Arkansas who provided their questions in advance to maintain proper social distancing. Rubins arrived at the station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in October, followed a month later by Walker, who flew to the station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience”. The event also featured introductory remarks from former President Bill Clinton and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
** CRS-21 #NASASocial Science and Station Q&A – NASA KSC
[On Dec. 4th] a live #NASASocial show about the 21st resupply mission launching to the International Space Station this weekend! Representatives from NASA’s ISS Program Research Office, Nanoracks and The Effect of Microgravity on Human Brain Organoids experiment will be joining us to talk about the science going up on this mission, how the orbiting laboratory is continuously evolving and more about how the station is now welcoming commercial partners such as the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule.
** Watch SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon approach space station in stunning time-lapse – Space.com
SpaceX’s upgraded Cargo Dragon spacecraft captured footage of its approach to the International Space Station on Dec. 7, 2020. — SpaceX’s 1st upgraded Dragon cargo ship docks itself at space station with science, goodies and new airlock: https://www.space.com/spacex-cargo-dr…
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