Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** SpaceX Cargo Ship Arrives at the Space Station – NASA
An unpiloted SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft automatically docked to the space-facing port of the Harmony module at the International Space Station June 5, delivering some three-and-a-half tons of supplies, scientific experiments and a pair of new station solar arrays to the outpost. The new arrays – called ISS Roll Up Solar Arrays, or IROSAs – are the first of three pairs of solar wings that will be attached to the port and starboard trusses of the lab to augment the station’s power output. Two spacewalks are scheduled in June to attach the first pair of arrays that were flown to the station on the Dragon vehicle.
** NASA Science Live: Engineering Human Tissue – NASA
Teams across the country have been competing for years to be the first to engineer functional human tissue in a lab. Now, scientists have accomplished this medical feat by creating thick vascularized human organ tissue, which could have profound implications both on Earth and off. Join us LIVE on Wednesday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET, as we announce the official winner of NASA’s Vascular Tissue Challenge.
** NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 What’s On Board Science Briefing – NASA Video
Beginning at 11 a.m. EDT on June 2, 2021, NASA held a “What’s On Board?” briefing for NASA’s SpaceX CRS-22 commercial cargo launch to the International Space Station. The briefing featured: Jamie Foster, ADSEP-UMAMI, discussing an experiment studying symbiotic squid and microbes in microgravity; Thomas Boothby, Cell Science-04 (virtual), discussing an experiment studying tardigrade (water bears) survival under extreme environment conditions in space; Joe Blair and Jonathon Bonamarte, RamSat, discussing a cubesat built by Oak Ridge, Tennessee students from Robertsville Middle School. SpaceX’s 22nd contracted cargo resupply mission (CRS) to the International Space Station for NASA will deliver more than 7,300 pounds of science, research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware, including new solar arrays, to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Launch is targeted for 1:29 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 3, 2021. Launch activities will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
** INDIA and the Indian Ocean from the Space Station Camera. – space googlevesaire
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