Videos: “Space to Ground” & Other ISS reports – Mar.19.2021

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

** Space Station Crew Relocate Soyuz SpacecraftNASA

Watch three residents of the International Space Station fly their spacecraft to a new port on the station, making room for the future arrival of the next set of crew members. Astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz MS-17 from the Earth-facing port of the station’s Rassvet module at 12:38 p.m. EDT, and dock again at the space-facing Poisk docking port at 1:07 p.m. This will be the 15th overall Soyuz port relocation, and the first since August 2019.

** Expedition 64 Inflight with Good Day L A and WBZ TV Boston – March 18, 2021NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover of NASA discussed life and research on the orbital laboratory during a pair of in-flight interviews March 18 with Fox 11’s “Good Day L.A.” broadcast and WBZ-TV in Boston. Rubins and Glover are in the final stretch of their respective missions on the station with Rubins scheduled to return to Earth on April 17 on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and Glover scheduled to return from the complex a few days later aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle.

** Expedition 65 Crew News Conference – Mark Vande Hei – March 15, 2021NASA Video

NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei participated in a live news conference at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 15, from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, to discuss his upcoming mission. Vande Hei, along with cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are scheduled to launch Friday, April 9, on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will serve as flight engineers and members of the Expedition 64/65 crew aboard the International Space Station.

** Spacewalk to Conduct Maintenance Outside the International Space StationNASA

Rise n’ grind – it’s spacewalk time. On March 13, NASA astronauts Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins will set their spacesuits to battery power at 7:30 a.m. EST (12:30 p.m. UTC) to mark the start of a 6.5 hour excursion outside the International Space Station.  This is not the duo’s first rodeo. They’ll be building on system upgrades from their Jan. 27 spacewalk, as well as servicing the station’s cooling system and communications gear.

See also: NASA Astronauts Complete Year’s Fifth Spacewalk at Station – Space Station/NASA Blogs

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