Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Blastoff! Russia launches NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to space station – VideoFromSpace
A Soyuz rocket launched NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 21, 2022. Full Story: https://www.space.com/soyuz-ms22-inte…
** Soyuz docks to space station with NASA astronaut and 2 cosmonauts aboard – VideoFromSpace
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin arrived at the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 21, 2022. Watch the launch: https://www.space.com/soyuz-ms22-inte…
** Large trash bag jettisoned from Space Station using ‘new capability‘ – VideoFromSpace
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti delivered video of a new trash disposal technique on the International Space Station. The “big trash bag was jettisoned from a depressurized airlock on the station & it burned up harmlessly in the Earth’s atmosphere,” according to a twitter post from Cristoforetti. Learn about the space station’s Bishop airlock: https://www.space.com/nanoracks-bisho…
** Expedition 67 Space Station Crew Answers Texas High School Student Questions – Sept. 22, 2022 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbiting laboratory during an in-flight event Sept. 22 with students at the Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center in Houston. Lindgren and Hines 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.
** China’s Shenzhou-14 astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk – See highlights! – VideoFromSpace
Chinese astronauts Cai Xuzhe and Chen Dong completed the Shenzhou-14 crew’s second extravehicular activities (EVA) outside the Tiangong space station on Sept. 17, 2022. They installed “extravehicular assistance handles and the extended pump set of the load circuits,” according to China Central Television. Full Story: https://www.space.com/chinese-astrona…
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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