Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Jan.28.2022

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

** Expedition 66 SpaceX Dragon CRS-24 Cargo Ship Departs International Space Station – Jan. 21, 2022NASA Video

Loaded with scientific experiments and supplies, the unpiloted SpaceX Cargo Dragon undocked from the International Space Station Jan. 23, completing a month-long mission to the outpost for the company’s 24th commercial resupply services mission for NASA. The SpaceX spacecraft undocked from the zenith port of the Harmony module, headed for a splashdown off the coast of Florida Jan. 24 to complete its flight that delivered several tons of experiments and hardware to the station.

** Watch SpaceX Cargo Dragon drift away from space station after undockingVideoFromSpace

A SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Jan. 23, 2022 for its return to Earth.

** Expedition 66 Space Station Astronauts Answer California Student Questions – Jan. 24, 2022NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 66 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Kayla Barron of NASA answered pre-recorded questions about life and work as astronauts on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight event Jan. 24 with students attending the Center for Early Childhood Education in Hollywood, California. Vande Hei and Barron are in the midst of long duration missions living and working 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.

** Commercial Crew Program: Embracing the Next ChallengeNASA’s Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP), based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, eclipsed several milestones in 2021. This year, CCP will continue to partner with private industry in embracing the next challenge.

** Fitness in 360° | Cosmic KissEuropean Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

You’ve heard of spacewalking astronauts but how do astronauts run? Join ESA’s Matthias Maurer for a workout on the International Space Station’s T2 treadmill and explore Node 3 in 360°. Astronauts living and working on the International Space Station exercise for around two hours a day six days a week to stay fit and healthy in orbit. This helps counteract muscle and bone loss caused by life in microgravity. The T2 treadmill is attached to the wall in Node 3 and astronauts secure themselves using a harness and bungies. This creates a feeling like running on a treadmill on Earth. This clip is just a snapshot of the exercise Matthias performs in space. A typical T2 session is around 30-40 minutes in length. Matthias was launched to the International Space Station for his current Cosmic Kiss mission on 11 November 2021. In his approximately six months on board, he will support over 35 European experiments and many more international experiments in orbit. For more on Matthias and his mission, visit the Cosmic Kiss mission page. Follow Matthias:

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!


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