Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 67 Astronaut Jessica Watkins Talks with Stanford Magazine – Sept. 7, 2022 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins of NASA discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight event September 7 with the Stanford University alumni magazine. Watkins is in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory. The goal of the 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.
** NRCSD#23 Deployments from the ISS – Nanoracks
Deployments of five CubeSats from the Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer onboard the International Space Station. This is Nanoracks’ 23rd CubeSat deployment mission from the ISS. Deployment order:
9:10 UTC – CapSat-1 (The Weiss School), D3 (University of Florida), & JAGSAT (University of South Alabama)
9:20 UTC – BeaverCube (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) & CLICK A (NASA Ames)
** How the ISS Would Look if Russia Pulled Out – Wall Street Journal
Amid tensions between Moscow and the West over the Ukraine war, the Russian space agency said the country would quit the International Space Station after 2024. WSJ breaks down the design of the spacecraft to see whether it could function without Russian parts.
** Shenzhou-14 Taikonauts Use New Methods to Lift Panoramic Camera During Extravehicular Activities – CCTV Video News Agency
China’s Shenzhou-14 taikonauts used new methods to lift the panoramic camera of the Wentian lab module during their extravehicular activities (EVAs), which significantly improved the work efficiency compared to previous missions.
** CMSA Video Shows Shenzhou-14 Crew Routine Operation Before, After Extravehicular Activities – CCTV Video News Agency
China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Thursday released a video showing what three Shenzhou-14 astronauts did before and after they carried out their extravehicular activities.
** Aurora from ISS – FOX59 News – YouTube
This time-lapse video shows an orbital pass above an aurora-draped Indian Ocean all the way to a moonlit Coral Sea east of Australia.
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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