Videos: “Space to Ground” + Other ISS reports – May.14.2021

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

** Higher Power in space | Thomas Pesquet & Coldplay – ESA

To celebrate the premiere of @Coldplay‘s latest single ‘Higher Power’, the band linked up for an extraterrestrial video chat with French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently on a six-month mission on board the International Space Station. A specially recorded performance of Higher Power – featuring dancing alien holograms – was beamed up to Thomas, who gave the track its very first play on board the Station. The song’s premiere followed a conversation which took in similarities between life on tour and life on the Space Station, how planet Earth looks from space and its fragility; and how Thomas listens to music in microgravity. Follow Thomas:

** Expedition 65 Education Inflight with Brownsville Science Center – May 11, 2021 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed life and research on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight virtual educational event May 11 with students from the Brownsville Science Center in Brownsville, Texas. Kimbrough and Pesquet launched to the station last month on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” for a planned six-month mission.

** Expedition 65 Military Officer Magazine Interview NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough of NASA discussed life and work aboard the complex during an in-flight interview May 13 with Military Officer Magazine. Kimbrough, who is a retired Army colonel, launched to the station last month aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” for a planned six-month mission.

** Media Teleconference: 1st Private Astronaut Mission with Axiom Space NASA Video – An audio-only briefing with representatives of NASA and Axiom Space who discuss the Axiom AX-1 mission planned for January 2022 in which four private citizens will travel to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon for a stay of 8 days. (Event starts at the 4:55 point in the replay.)

** Space Station Images Trace Bird Migrations NASA Johnson

Those who see Earth from the International Space Station often say it provides a new appreciation of our planet. The Avian Migration Aerial Surface Space project, or AMASS, takes advantage of thousands of images captured by astronauts to give people an understanding of the migrations many birds undertake across the planet. Learn more here: Learn more about the research being conducted on station:

** Space Station Crew Talks with WeatherNation NASA Johnson

Expedition 65 – WeatherNation conducts an interview with NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

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