Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** See SpaceX Crew-2’s view of space station as they depart – VideoFromSpace
NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA’s Thomas Pesquet are on their way back to Earth after undocking from the space station on Nov. 8, 2021.
** Splashdown! Space Crew-2 astronaut back on Earth – VideoFromSpace
NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA’s Thomas Pesquet splashed down off the coast of Florida on Nov. 8, 2021.
** Crew-3 Launch Day Highlights – NASA Video
Highlights from Crew-3 launch day at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 10, 2021.
** SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts have on-orbit zero-g fun with food & more – VideoFromSpace
SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and Matthias Maurer show off their zero-g skills during their journey to the International Space Station on Nov. 11, 2021.
** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts Arrive at the Space Station – NASA
Watch the SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts arrive at the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft. Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Thomas Marshburn of NASA, and Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency will begin a six-month mission aboard the orbiting laboratory. Once aboard, they will join their station crewmates to conduct hundreds of scientific experiments and perform space station maintenance and upgrades. Endurance is scheduled to automatically dock to the space station at 6:32 p.m. EST (23:32 UTC). Crew-3 lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:03 p.m. EST on Nov. 10 (02:03 UTC Nov. 11).
** Dragon Endeavour tour [in French with English subtitles] – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is sharing scenes from life on board the International Space Station during his second mission “Alpha”. Here he gives a quick tour of the @SpaceX Cargo Dragon Endeavour that brought him to the Space Station together with @JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 astronaut Aki Hoshide and @NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur. The same astronauts, Crew-2, will use the spacecraft to return home after undocking with the Station and fly to Earth for a splashdown off the coast of Florida, USA. Over 200 experiments are planned during Thomas’ time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by the French space agency @CNES. Follow Thomas: https://bit.ly/ThomasPesquetBlog
** Throwing a Cosmic Kiss – Matthias Maurer’s journey to the International Space Station – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and @NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron liftoff to the International Space Station in the @SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft “Endurance”. Collectively known as “Crew-3”, the astronauts were launched from launchpad 39A at @NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA at 02:03 GMT/03:03 CET Thursday 11 November. The spacecraft docked to the International Space Station at 00:32 CET Friday, 12 November/23:32 GMT Thursday, 11 November, marking the official start of Matthias’s first mission ‘Cosmic Kiss’. Crew-3 will spend around six months living and working aboard the orbital outpost before returning to Earth. It is the first space mission for Matthias, who’s become the 600th human to fly to space. He chose the name “Cosmic Kiss” for his mission as a declaration of love for space. Matthias has a background in materials science and looks forward to supporting a wide range of science and research in orbit. The work he carries out throughout his mission will contribute to the success of future space missions and help enhance life on Earth. Follow Matthias: https://bit.ly/ESACosmicKiss
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