Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** NASA ScienceCasts: Observing Lightning from the International Space Station – ScienceAtNASA
Colorful bursts of energy above thunderstorms called transient luminous events can be observed from the International Space Station. Instruments on the station are helping scientists study these particle outbursts, which may prove useful to better understand our climate, weather, and the behaviors of storms. Space Station Research & Tech: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science
** Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronauts Shannon Walker and Kate Rubins – NASA
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris placed a special phone call to Shannon Walker and Kate Rubins aboard the International Space Station to find out what it’s like to do science in space. During the month of March, NASA celebrates and pays tribute to the many women who have played an essential role in shaping the history of the agency. Learn more about Shannon Walker by visiting: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biogr… Learn more about Kate Rubins by visiting: https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biogr…
** Expedition 64 Inflight Event with Discovery Channel – March 26, 2021 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineers Victor Glover of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) discussed their mission and their upcoming return to Earth aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” during an in-flight interview March 26 with the Discovery Channel. Along with Glover and Noguchi, Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Shannon Walker of NASA launched last November aboard “Resilience” and are in the final weeks of their planned six-month mission, headed for a return to Earth in late April.
** Expedition 65 Vande Hei Live Shots March 23, 2021 – NASA Video
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei participated in media interviews on March 23, 2021 from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Vande Hei, along with cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, is scheduled to launch to the space station Friday, April 9, on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This will be his second spaceflight.
** ISS Moon Transit – Photographing the International Space Station. – Russell Discombe
In this video I head out with a friend to capture the ISS transiting the moon. I use my Sony a7iii, Sony 200-600mm lens and I discuss the settings used and record the moment that the ISS passes in front of the moon. The International Space Station flies 400 km high at 28,800 km/h (15,500 MPH). It only takes 92 minutes to make a complete circuit of Earth…the ISS goes around the Earth every 92 minutes! Astronauts working and living on the Station experience 16 sunrises and sunsets each day. This image consists of 20 images that were taken within a 2 second window.
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