Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – June.19.2023

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

** Expedition 69 -Astronaut Frank Rubio Answers Questions for Iberoamérica en Órbita – June 12, 2023 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 69 Flight Engineer Frank Rubio discussed in Spanish living and working in space during an in-flight event June 12 with Mexican Public Television networks that belong to the Asociación de las Televisiones Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas (Association of Ibero-American Educational and Cultural Televisions.) Rubio is in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies. Such research benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future human exploration through the agency’s Artemis missions, which will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future expeditions to Mars

** International Space Station solar arrays installed – AP

Two NASA astronauts had stunning views of Earth on Thursday as they upgraded the power system on the International Space Station. Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg conducted the last of two planned spacewalks to install roll-out solar arrays that convert solar energy to electrical power. (June 15)

** Spacewalk with Astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg (June 15, 2023) (Official NASA Broadcast)NASA

NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg are taking a spacewalk on Thursday, June 15, to add a new solar panel to the International Space Station.

Bowen and Hoburg are scheduled to install a second International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array, or IROSA, on this spacewalk, after previously installing one on June 9. The new arrays will increase the power capacity of the orbiting laboratory.

The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 8:55 a.m. EDT (1255 UTC) and last about six hours. This is Bowen’s tenth spacewalk and the second for Hoburg.

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** VIDEO: International Space Station orbits over Salt Lake City – ABC4 Utah

The International Space Station (ISS) shared an incredible new video via Twitter on Monday morning as it slowly orbits over northern Utah.

** Astronaut Shares Footage Of Cyclone Biparjoy From International Space Station, Looks Very UnsettlingZee News English

Astronaut Shares Footage Of Cyclone Biparjoy From International Space Station, Looks Very Unsettling
An astronaut at the International Space Station sent down some magnificent images of the extremely powerful cyclonic storm as Gujarat prepares for Cyclone Biparjoy’s arrival today.

** Chinese space station’s latest configuration shown in amazing new viewsVideoFromSpace

“A video released on Wednesday by the China Manned Space Agency has revealed the latest configuration of China’s Tiangong space station complex which consists of three modules and three spacecraft,” according to China Central Television (CCTV).

CCTV also states that “at present, the space station complex consists of the Tianhe core module, the lab modules Wentian and Mengtian, the Shenzhou-16 manned craft, and the cargo crafts Tianzhou-5 and Tianzhou-6.”

** 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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