Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 65 Progress 78 Docking – July 1, 2021 – NASA Video
An unpiloted Russian Progress cargo craft automatically docked to the Poisk module of the International Space Station July 1, carrying almost two tons of food, fuel and supplies for the crew members aboard the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 78 cargo vehicle launched to the station June 29 atop a Soyuz 2.1a booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
** Expedition 65 Cygnus NG 15 Release – June 29, 2021 – NASA Video
After a four-month delivery mission to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo vehicle departed the orbital outpost June 29, bound for a deorbit and destructive entry into the Earth’s atmosphere July 1 over the Pacific Ocean. Dubbed the “SS Katherine Johnson”, the unpiloted Cygnus vehicle was released from the grasp of the Canadarm2 robotic arm by ground controllers after being unberthed from the station’s Unity module. Cygnus delivered some three tons of supplies and science experiments to the station following its launch in February atop a Northrop Grumman Antares launch vehicle.
** Expedition 65 Inflight Interview with CBS News and ABC News – July 2, 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 their recent spacewalks and life and work aboard the orbital outpost during a pair of in-flight interviews July 2 with CBS News and ABC News. Kimbrough and Pesquet launched to the station in April aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and recently conducted a series of spacewalks to install and deploy the first pair of six new solar arrays that will augment the station’s power capability for the future.
** Watch fantastic Earth footage and Space Station from the ISS | June 16, 2021 – space googlevesaire
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