Videos: “Space to Ground” + Other ISS reports – Nov.6.2021

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

** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Advance Research in SpaceNASA

After more than six months aboard the International Space Station, the astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission are returning home. The four crew members — NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet — will travel back to Earth inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. These crew members contributed to hundreds of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations while aboard the orbiting laboratory. This valuable scientific research helps to prepare humans for future space exploration missions while generating numerous innovations and benefits for humanity on Earth. Here is a look at some of the scientific milestones accomplished during the Crew-2 mission. [Crew-2’s Scientific Journey on the ISS | NASA]

** Capture confirmed! Russian Progress 79 docks with space stationVideoFromSpace

An uncrewed Russian Soyuz Progress 79 cargo ship docked with the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module on Oct. 29, 2021. Watch it launch:…

** Space Station tour with your guide Thomas Pesquet | 4K [in French with English subtitles available]European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

Join ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on a tour of the International Space Station. On his second space mission Alpha, Thomas flew to space from Florida, USA, as part of Crew-2 in the @SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour together with @NASA astronauts Megan McArthur, Shane Kimbrough and @JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 astronaut Aki Hoshide In this guided tour, a first shot in 4K, Thomas takes you through the modules of the International Space Station including the Dragon. Recorded in October 2021 the Space Station had just seen the departure of Soyuz MS-18 and the relocation of a Progress supply spacecraft. On board where also NASA astronaut Mark VandeHei and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov. Over 200 investigations are planned during Thomas’ time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by the French space agency @CNES. Follow Thomas:


** NLRA 2022-3: In Space Production Applications Tissue Engineering and Biomanufacturing ISS National Lab

On November 1, 2021, the ISS National Lab held a webinar to provide further background on NLRA [National Lab Research Announcements] 2022-3 and to answer any questions.


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