Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 67 Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Answers Georgia Student Questions – Sept. 15, 2022 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbiting laboratory during an in-flight event Sept. 15 with students at Franklin Country High School in Carnesville, GA. Lindgren is in the midst of a science 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.
** Expedition 67 Space Station Crew Answers Chicago-Area Student Questions – Sept. 13, 2022 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Bob Hines and ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbiting laboratory during an in-flight event Sept. 13 with members of the Junior Achievement Club of Chicago in Illinois. Hines and Cristoforetti are in the midst of a science 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.
** ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in-flight call with President Metsola – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
On 15 September 2022, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti conducted an in-flight call with the European Parliament from the International Space Station. In conversation with President Metsola and ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher, she provided insights into the importance Europe’s presence in space, as well as the scientific and technological progress enabled by its activities. The three also touched on Samantha’s upcoming commandership, life on the Station, and the pressing issue of space debris.
** Ax-1 Mission Highlights – Axiom Space
Where it started. #Ax1
** China’s Shenzhou-14 Astronauts Preparing for Second Round of Extravehicular Activities – CCTV Video News Agency
Three astronauts of China’s crewed spaceship Shenzhou-14 including Chendong, Liu Yang, and Cai Xuzhe are stepping up preparations as they gear for the second round of extravehicular activities (EVAs).
** Update: China’s Shenzhou-14 Crew Completes Second Extravehicular Activities – CCTV Video News Agency
China’s Shenzhou-14 crew successfully completed the second extravehicular activities (EVAs) and returned to the space station lab module Wentian at 17:47 Beijing time (0947 GMT) on Saturday, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced.
** CMSA Releases Panoramic Camera Footage of Earth, Space Station – CCTV Video News Agency
The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Sept 13 released a video showing spectacular scenery of the earth and the solar panels of the Tiangong space station, which was filmed by the panoramic camera recently installed on the Wentian lab module.
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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