Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Depiction of the August 17th ISS Expedition 67 Russian Spacewalk – NASA Johnson
This computer animation is a depiction of the spacewalk that will take place outside of the International Space Station by Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev on Aug. 17 to continue outfitting hardware on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module, including the installation of cameras on the European Robotic Arm elbow. Nauka and the European robotic arm launched last July from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacewalk will be the 252nd spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades, the seventh in Artemyev’s career, and the third for Matveev.
** See Russian spacewalkers work outside Nauka module – VideoFromSpace
Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev have begun a spacewalk outside the International Space Station’s Nauka multipurpose module on Aug. 17, 2022. Watch live: https://www.space.com/russian-cosmona…
** Russian spacewalker’s spacesuit suffers glitch, connects to space station power – VideoFromSpace
Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev experienced voltage fluctuations on his spacesuit during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Aug. 17, 2022. Artemyev returned to the airlock to connect space station power. He was never in serious danger according to NASA. Full Story: https://www.space.com/russian-cosmona…
** Expedition 67 SpaceX Dragon CRS-25 Cargo Ship Departs International Space Station – Aug. 19, 2022 – NASA Video
Loaded with scientific experiments and supplies, the unpiloted SpaceX Cargo Dragon undocked from the International Space Station Aug. 19, completing a month-long mission to the outpost for the company’s 25th commercial resupply services mission for NASA. The SpaceX spacecraft undocked from the forward port of the Harmony module, headed for a splashdown off the coast of Florida Aug. 20 to complete its flight that delivered several tons of experiments and hardware to the station. Join NASA as we go forward to the Moon and on to Mars — discover the latest on Earth, the Solar System and beyond with a weekly update in your inbox.
** SpaceX Cargo Dragon drifts away from space station in these awesome views – VideoFromSpace
The SpaceX CRS-25 Crew Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Aug. 19, 2022. It is scheduled to splashdown off the coast of Florida on August 20. Full Story: https://www.space.com/spacex-dragon-l…
** Mission Highlights | Cosmic Kiss – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
Aug 14, 2022 ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer returned from his first mission to the International Space Station, known as ‘Cosmic Kiss’, on Friday 6 May 2022. Revisit some of the highlights of his first stay in orbit with us. During his mission, Matthias became the 600th person in space, conducted his first spacewalk, and supported over one hundred cutting-edge scientific experiments – the findings of which will improve life back here on Earth.
** Chinese space station’s ‘flexible solar wings’ in action in views from space – VideoFromSpace
Check out the Tiangong space station’s solar arrays move in these views captured by a camera outside the Tianhe module. Full Story: https://www.space.com/china-tiangong-…
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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