Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Apr.15.2022

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

** Ax-1 Astronauts speak with Houston-area students at Space Center HoustonAxiom Space

Axiom Space is guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leader in providing space infrastructure as a service, Axiom offers end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while privately developing its successor – a permanent commercial destination in Earth’s orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home. More information about Axiom can be found at

** Ax-1 Mission Update – Flight Day SevenAxiom Space

** Expedition 67 – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Talks to Media Before Departing Station – April 15, 2022NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineers Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron of NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer reflected back and discussed their six-month mission aboard the orbital outpost during a crew news conference April 15. The Crew-3 astronauts are nearing the end of a long duration mission 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.

** Space Tango: Expanding Capabilities and Partnerships for Stem Cell Discovery and ManufacturingISS National Lab – YouTube

During the stem cell session of the 2020 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Onboard the ISS workshop, Jana Stoudemire, commercial innovation officer at Space Tango, discusses how Space Tango is supporting space-based stem cell research and talks about the company’s mission to manufacture health and technology products in space that lead to valuable and transformational solutions.

** Johnson and Johnson: The Promise of Bioprinting ISS National Lab – YouTube

During the biomanufacturing session of the 2020 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Onboard the ISS workshop, Orchid Garcia, research fellow and lead for 3D bioprinting and tissue regen technologies at Johnson & Johnson, discusses the company’s approach to gaining a deeper understanding of tissue regeneration and bioprinting technologies to develop new ways to diagnose and treat patients on Earth.

** STEMonstrations: Area and Volume NASA Johnson

Astronauts Megan McArthur and Aki Hoshide discuss how engineers designed the U.S. Destiny module so that every cubic inch of volume is used efficiently. Astronauts give a tour of the orbiting module aboard the International Space Station and discuss how engineers use area and volume calculations to strategically design how the space is used in microgravity. Be sure to check out for more videos like this, along with their corresponding Classroom Connection lesson plans.

** Matthias’s first spacewalk | Cosmic KissEuropean Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

On 23 March 2022, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer successfully performed his first extravehicular activity (EVA) alongside fellow @NASA astronaut Raja Chari. The spacewalk, dubbed “US EVA 80”, was carried out in support of assembly, refurbishment and maintenance work on the International Space Station. In this video, Matthias Maurer answers questions and reports on his experiences, feelings and the challenges he faced during his almost seven-hour-long spacewalk.

** Chinese astronauts packing for return trip & jump rope in space!VideoFromSpace

Chinese astronauts Wang Yaping, Ye Guangfu, and Zhai Zhigang are preparing for the return to Earth and even find time for some jump rope. Credit: | footage courtesy: China Central Television (CCTV) | edited by [Steve Spaleta]

** Shenzhou-13 to Separate from Space Station Core ModuleCCTV Video News Agency

The Shenzhou-13 crewed spacecraft, which has completed all its scheduled tasks, will separate from the space station core module Tianhe at an appropriate time and land at the Dongfeng landing site in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Thursday. …

** 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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