Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** STEMonstrations: Simple Machines – NASA Johnson
Watch NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough as he discusses the six types of simple machines and shows simple and compound machines currently in use aboard the International Space Station. Do you think microgravity affects how simple machines are used in space? Learn how simple and compound machines play an integral role in an astronaut’s mission 250 miles above Earth. Be sure to check out https://www.nasa.gov/stemonstrations for more videos like this along with their corresponding Classroom Connection lesson plans.
** A New Chapter | Down to Earth – S2:E5 – NASA Johnson
In this week’s episode of Down to Earth, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Warren “Woody” Hoburg discuss the NASA and SpaceX Demo-2 mission, human spaceflight history, and the challenges of spacewalking.
** Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Answers University Student, Teacher Questions -June 21, 2022 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed living and working in space during an in-flight interview for the Italian Space Agency on June 21. Cristoforetti launched in April on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom for a long-duration science mission to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions.
** International Space Station Research & Development Conference 2022 – ISS National Lab – YouTube
Research in space benefits life on Earth. There is a powerful platform in low Earth orbit waiting for you, ready to advance your research and development goals. Take the next step and attend the conference that will expand your horizons and get you on the path to space-based research with the International Space Station National Laboratory. ISSRDC 2022: July 25-28, in Washington, D.C. Register now: https://issnl.us/du
** China’s Shenzhou-14 Crew Sets Up Water Supply System in Space Station Core Module – CCTV Video News Agency
China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Saturday released a video of the three Chinese astronauts who are piloting the Shenzhou-14 spaceship setting up water supply system and conducting water quality test.
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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