Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Port Relocation of SpaceX Crew Dragon on the International Space Station – NASA
On Monday, April 5 starting at 6 a.m. EDT, watch the first-ever port relocation for a U.S. commercial spacecraft! Four astronauts will undock their SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” from the International Space Station’s Harmony module forward port, and take a short ride to redock at Harmony’s zenith, or space-facing port. The autonomous relocation maneuver, taking about 45 minutes, will prepare for the arrival of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts in late April, and the upcoming delivery of new solar arrays this summer. Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be aboard the spacecraft.
** The Beauty of Earth immortalized from Space (ISS – International Space Station) Documentary – ritm 1 – YouTube
Breathtaking sceneries captured from the International Space Station, as seen through the eyes of NASA astronauts during their months spent there. Each share their unique experiences and the overwhelming impact the first views had on them, while describing in their own words the beauty of Earth from Space. The perspective can be a life changing experience, and most mention the profound realization of the Earth seen as one big living planet, on which everything is interconnected and there are no borders.
** Expedition 64 Inflight Commercial Crew Program With Steve Stich – April 2, 2021 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineers Kate Rubins and Mike Hopkins of NASA conducted a question and answer session with Commercial Crew Program Manager Steve Stich of NASA during an in-flight event April 2 marking the 10th anniversary of the initiation of the program. Rubins, who flew to the station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft last October is in the final weeks of her six-month mission on the station as is Hopkins, who rode on the SpaceX Crew Dragon commercial vehicle “Resilience” to the outpost last November.
** Expedition 64 Celebrating Station Science Inflight – March 30, 2021 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Victor Glover of NASA discussed life and work aboard the complex during an in-flight event March 30 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Children and grandchildren of payload controllers responsible for science operations on the station participated in the event. Glover arrived on the station last November aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle “Resilience” and is in the final weeks of his six-month mission on the outpost.
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