Videos: “Space to Ground” + Other ISS reports – Aug.20.2021

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

** Expedition 65 Education Inflight with Arkansas School for Math Science and Arts – August 18, 2021NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 65 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Shane Kimbrough of NASA answered pre-recorded questions from the Arkansas School for Math, Science and the Arts in Hot Springs, Arkansas August 18 in an educational in-flight event. Vande Hei and Kimbrough are in the midst of long duration missions on the complex.

** Astronauts play ‘weightless sharpshooting’ for first-ever ‘space olympics’VideoFromSpace

Watch astronauts play ‘weightless sharpshooting’ aboard the International Space Station for the first-ever ‘space olympics.’ Astronauts hold their own Summer Olympics in space…

** Watch astronauts control space station’s robotic arm to capture spacecraftVideoFromSpace

NASA astronaut Megan McArthur and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet commanded the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 to capture the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft on Aug. 12, 2021.

** Thomas tours the MLM module (in French with English subtitles available)European Space Agency, ESA

Join ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet for a tour of the International Space Station’s Russian MLM module. The module docked to the Station on 29 July 2021, bringing with it the European Robotic Arm (ERA) that will provide unprecedented access outside the Russian segment. In this tour, Thomas explains what happened when the module arrived on Station and gives an overview of its facilities and functions. Short for Multipurpose Laboratory Module, and also known as Nauka, the module increases opportunities for science and research in microgravity. Thomas shows the hatch to access the module, its main hall and a new toilet – the third toilet for the Space Station. He also shows the scientific racks, the piloting station for ERA, a crew quarter, and a second part of the module that will be used for docking with an airlock that will allow experiments to be sent out into the vacuum of space, and a window that – once it is functional – will provide more incredible views over Earth. Follow Thomas:


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