Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Science Launching on the Next SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station – NASA
The 25th SpaceX cargo resupply services mission (SpaceX CRS-25) carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station is scheduled for launch July 14from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experiments aboard the Dragon capsule include studies of the immune system, Earth’s oceans, soil communities, and cell-free biomarkers, along with mapping the composition of Earth’s dust and testing an alternative to concrete. More: https://go.nasa.gov/3PENKTO
** SpaceX CRS-25: Genes In Space – ISS National Lab – YouTube
A student researcher intends to launch a genetic experiment to the International Space Station through the Genes in Space education program. This investigation seeks to evaluate water pathogens in space and validate “biobits”, a technology created by miniPCR (co-founders of the Genes in Space program with Boeing) for future inquiries. Learn more about this investigation and educational program here!
** Expedition 67 Astronaut Bob Hines Talks with WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – July 13, 2022 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineers Bob Hines and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight event July 13 with WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hines and Cristoforetti are in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory. The goal of their mission is 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-25 Cargo Dragon docks with space station – VideoFromSpace
See the approach and soft capture callout for the SpaceX CRS-25 cargo mission to the International Space Station. The capsule arrived at the orbital outpost on July 16, 2022. See the launch: https://www.space.com/spacex-crs-25-c…
** Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Preparing for Arrival of Wentian Lab Module – CCTV Video News Agency
Three Chinese astronauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe stationed in space are preparing for the arrival of Wentian laboratory module, which is set to be launched at the end of July.
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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