Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Astronaut ‘walks around’ space station wearing velcro shoes in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ re-creation – VideoFromSpace
International Space Station commander Samantha Cristoforetti put on velcro shoes in this cosplay recreation of the iconic scene from the film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
** Hobbies on the Space Station | ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – European Space Agency, ESA on Youtube
What hobbies do you take part in during your free time? ⏳
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s day onboard the #ISS usually starts at around 7:00 GMT. During a typical day, she will run experiments and maintenance, exercise, and participate in daily task meetings. Once all the work is done, she gets free time to relax. Find out what she likes to do in her free time.
Input them in the Astronaut Logbook 👇
Credit: ESA – European Space Agency / @NASA
** Science Launching on Northrop Grumman’s CRS-18 Mission to the Space Station – NASA
The 18th Northrop Grumman commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station carries scientific investigations of topics such as 3D printing of knee cartilage, plant mutations, and mudflow structure—along with a demonstration of camera technology and small satellites from Japan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
The Cygnus spacecraft carrying these investigations to the orbiting laboratory is scheduled for liftoff no earlier than Nov. 6, 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. Learn more about some of the scientific research traveling to the station on this mission: https://go.nasa.gov/3rYCjvA
** NLRA 2023-2: In-Space Production Applications: Tissue Engineering and Biomanufacturing – ISS National Lab – YouTube
On October 13, 2022, the ISS National Lab held a webinar to provide further background on NLRA 2023-2 and to answer any questions.
** Expedition 68 Astronaut Nicole Mann Talks with Associated Press – Oct. 19, 2022 – NASA Video
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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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