Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 64 Crew 2 Crew News Conference – March 1, 2021 – NASA Video
The crew of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet discussed their upcoming mission in a preflight briefing from NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than April 20 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew is scheduled for a long duration stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, conducting science and maintenance and are set to return in fall 2021.
** Expedition 64 Crew 2 Mission Overview Briefing – March 1, 2021 – NASA Video
** Spacewalk at the International Space Station – NASA
Slip into the weekend while cheering on two astronauts working in the vacuum of space! At 7 a.m. EST on Friday, Mar. 5, Kate Rubins of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will exit the International Space Station to vent ammonia from the Early Ammonia System and complete several other tasks outside the orbital lab. Once their spacesuits are switched to battery power, the spacewalk is scheduled to last approximately six-and-a-half hours.
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