Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Dec.17.2021

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

** The AP Interview: Japanese billionaire in space – Associated Press

Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa has spoken to The Associated Press in his first interview from the International Space Station (Dec. 13).

** 【リアルガチ】無重力で遊んでみた 【FOR REAL】Playing Around in Zero Gravity – Yusaku Maezawa【MZ】

MZ is finally getting used to life in space, And what do you do in space? You play with zero gravity!! Staying still, paddling like a drowning dog, twirling around… See MZ playing around like a little kid. Also see MZ talk about the importance of gravity. For the 12 days in space, MZ and Yozo will attempt to film as many challenges and activities that people from all around the world had requested them to do in the ‘100 Things You Want MZ to Do in Space’.

** 【衝撃の一枚】宇宙から地球撮ってみた【A MIRACLE PIECE】Capturing Earth From Space – Yusaku Maezawa【MZ】

For today’s video, MZ attempts to take photos of the Earth using a camera with telescopic lens. You only have one chance with the button as the ISS moves very fast. MZ seems very proud of what he captured on his camera… For the 12 days in space, MZ and Yozo will attempt to film as many challenges and activities that people from all around the world had requested them to do in the ‘100 Things You Want MZ to Do in Space’. Please stay tuned!

** Expedition 66 PAO Minnesota Public Radio NPR – December 15, 2021NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Tom Marshburn discussed living and working in space during an in-flight event December 15 with Minnesota Public Radio and NPR’s “Here and Now” program. Vande Hei and Marsburn are in the midst of long duration missions aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

** Expedition 66 PAO KCRG-TV and Kitsap Sun Newspaper – December 13, 2021NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Kayla Barron discussed living and working in space during an in-flight event December 13 with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Bremerton, Washington. Chari and Barron are in the midst of a six month mission aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

** Spacex CRS 24 OverviewISS National Lab – YouTube

SpaceX’s 24th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is slated for launch no earlier than December 21 at 5:06 a.m. ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The ISS National Laboratory is sponsoring multiple payloads on this mission that will bring value to our nation and drive a sustainable market in low Earth orbit. This video highlights two investigations launching on this mission from private-sector research partners Merck and Procter & Gamble.

** Chinese Astronauts Work Out in Space StationCCTV Video News Agency

The three astronauts on a six-month mission in China’s space station have been working out on a regular basis to prevent potential health hazards that might be caused by the microgravity environment.

** Chinese Astronauts Show Space Station Routine Cleaning Between DutiesCCTV Video News Agency

The three Chinese astronauts, traveling aboard China’s space station core module Tianhe showed routine cleaning between their duties to make their space home clean, tidy and comfortable.

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