Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Mar.13.2022

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

** Axiom Space Ax-1! 1st all-private crew to space station explainedVideoFromSpace

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Crew Dragon Endeavour with the Axiom Space Ax-1 crew no earlier than March 30, 2022. Learn more about the Ax-1 mission:… Axiom VP & former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría will command SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour and is joined by fellow crew members Larry Connor (pilot), Mark Pathy (mission specialist) & Eytan Stibbe (mission specialist).

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** Inside the Columbus science lab | Cosmic Kiss (In German, English subtitles available) European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on a tour of Columbus, Europe’s science laboratory on the International Space Station. Cosmic Kiss is Matthias’s first mission to the Space Station and the Columbus module is one of his main workplaces. It is also where he sleeps in his crew quarters known as CASA. Columbus is Europe’s largest contribution to the orbital outpost and the first European laboratory for permanent, multidisciplinary research in space. It houses 16 standardised payload cabinets, known as racks, which host laboratory equipment and technical systems. This allows the facility to support research across a wide range of different scientific disciplines.

Work focuses on materials science, fluid physics, chemistry, remote sensing, biology, biotechnology, medicine and human physiology, as well as technology demonstrations to aid innovation on Earth. Once installed by an astronaut, many of the experiments that happen in Columbus can be remotely controlled and monitored by User Support Operations Centres on the ground.

Matthias will live and work in orbit for approximately six months for his Cosmic Kiss mission. During this time, he will conduct and support more than 35 European and numerous other international experiments in microgravity. Follow Matthias:

** Chinese astronaut delivers International Women’s Day message from spaceVideoFromSpace

Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping, currently serving aboard the Tiangong space station, recorded an International Women’s Day message. Full Story:…

** Russia’s space agency severs ties with the U.S. and its European partners – CBS News

Russia’s space agency has severed ties with the U.S. and its European partners. CBS News senior space analyst Bill Harwood joins Lana Zak to discuss more.

** Life As An Astronaut On The International Space Station [4K] | Cosmic EncountersSpark

“Cosmic Encounters” tells one of mankind’s oldest dreams: to explore what is beyond our planet. For the first time in TV history a documentary has been filmed in 3D in space by the astronauts of the International Space Station. It is a tribute to the many scientists who made the dream of conquering space come true. Our guides on this voyage are the astronauts André Kuipers, who filmed on board, and Alexander Gerst, whose demanding training for the 2014 mission is recorded at the Johnson Space Center. — Subscribe to Spark for more amazing science, tech & engineering videos:

** Spacewalk at the Space Station with NASA Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja ChariNASALive streaming of ISS EVA scheduled for March 15th.

NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) to assemble and install brackets and struts kits for upcoming solar array upgrades. The new ISS Roll-Out Solar Arrays, or iROSAs, will increase the space station’s total available power. So far, two of six iROSAs have been deployed on the station with four additional arrays to be delivered. Barron will serve as extravehicular crewmember 1 (EV 1) and will wear a suit with red stripes. Chari will serve as extravehicular crewmember 2 (EV 2) and will wear a suit with no stripes. The spacewalk will be the second of Barron’s career and the first for Chari.

** 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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