Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Expedition 68 SpaceX Dragon CRS-27 Cargo Ship Space Station Docking – March 16, 2023 – NASA Video
Loaded with scientific experiments and supplies, the unpiloted SpaceX CRS-27 cargo ship automatically docked to the International Space Station’s forward port of the Harmony module March 16. The SpaceX resupply craft launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida March 14 with several tons of experiments and hardware on board and will remain on orbit for a month-long visit.
** Homecoming | Down to Earth – S2:E8 – NASA Johnson
In the final episode featuring astronaut Victor Glover and his daughter, Corinne, they discuss the excitement of returning to Earth from an extended mission on the International Space Station.
** China Wants to Expand its Space Station – Dongfang Hour
A 4th Space Station module? In this episode, we uncover China’s plans to expand the Tiangong Space Station, combining the past and current statements from space industry officials, hints in space station animations, and known characteristics of the current space station models.
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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