Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – May.8.2023

Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:

** Expedition 69 NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Relocates Crew Dragon Capsule on Space Station – May 6, 2023 – NASA Video

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour undocked from the zenith port of the Harmony module on the International Space Station and relocated for a docking to the forward port of Harmony on May 6. Aboard the Dragon for the brief flight were NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg as well as UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut, Andrey Fedyaev. The maneuver opened the zenith port of Harmony for the arrival of a SpaceX cargo vehicle later this summer.

** Roscosmos Cosmonauts Prepare to Conduct Spacewalk NASA Johnson

This computer-generated animation is a depiction of a scheduled spacewalk by Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin outside the International Space Station to assist in the movement of an experiment airlock from the Rassvet module to the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module. The spacewalk, scheduled to take place on May 3rd, will be the fifth in Prokopyev’s career and the third for Petelin.

** Cosmonaut tosses ‘obsolete hardware’ into space during spacewalkVideoFromSpace

During a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on May 3, 2023, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev jettisoned a “5-kilogram bundle of obsolete hardware into the vacuum of space,” according to NASA.

** Healthy food in the International Space Station | Minerva Mission – European Space Agency, ESA

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shares how she maintains a healthy and balanced diet during her Minerva mission aboard the International Space Station. She introduces her “piatto unico” meal allowance, featuring freeze-dried meals that are self-balanced according to the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate guidance and Mediterranean diet principles. As she showcases two of her favourite meals, a wholegrain wheat couscous with vegetables and legumes, and a spelt salad with Mediterranean little tunny, dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and asparagus, she emphasizes the importance of selecting local, seasonal, and natural ingredients for optimal nutrition and taste. Join Samantha on her culinary journey in space

** Tianzhou-5 undockingSciNews

According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the Tianzhou-5 (天舟五号) cargo spacecraft was undocked from the Tianhe Core Module (天和核心舱) on 5 May 2023, at 07:26 UTC (15:26 China Standard Time), and started an “independent flight stage”. Tianzhou-5 will be re-docked to the China Space Station(中国空间站), on the front port of the Tianhe Core Module, after the departure of the Shenzhou-15 (神舟十五) crew spacecraft.

** Live Video from the International Space Station (Official NASA Stream) – NASA

Watch live video from the International Space Station, including inside views when the crew aboard the space station is on duty. Views of Earth are also streamed from an external camera located outside of the space station. During periods of signal loss due to handover between communications satellites, a blue screen is displayed.

The space station orbits Earth about 250 miles (425 kilometers) above the surface. An international partnership of five space agencies from 15 countries operates the station, and it has been continuously occupied since November 2000. It’s a microgravity laboratory where science, research, and human innovation make way for new technologies and research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. More:

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