Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – July.12.2023

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

** NRCSD26 DeploymentsNanoracks

Nanoracks [… on July.6.2023] deploying 6 CubeSats from the International Space Station.

** Boom! Lockheed Martin bursts inflatable space habitat in testVideoFromSpace

Lockheed Martin is developing inflatable habitats for use in space. Watch several views of a habitat prototype being inflated past its limit.

** Science on Northrop Grumman’s CRS-19 Mission to the Space StationNASA

Northrop Grumman’s 19th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is carrying scientific investigations including a 3D neuron cell culture to test gene therapy, instruments to monitor plasma density, and an updated potable water dispenser system.

The Cygnus spacecraft carrying these experiments to the orbiting laboratory is scheduled to lift off no earlier than August 1 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

Learn more about some of the science that’s traveling to the space station on this mission:

** Expedition 69 Astronaut Steve Bowen Talks with WCVB-TV Boston NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 69 Flight Engineer Steve Bowen of NASA discussed life and work aboard the orbital outpost during an in-flight interview July 12 WCVB-TV Boston. Bowen is in the midst of a long-duration mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions. 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.

** NSS Space Forum – Commercial LEO Space Stations and the NASA Commercial LEO Destinations Program  – National Space Society

Space Forum, January 12, 2023

Commercial LEO Space Stations and the NASA Commercial LEO Destinations Program

Featuring the NSS Space Ambassadors

NASA is supporting the development of commercial destinations in low-Earth orbit (LEO) to facilitate the creation of a cost-effective and robust commercial human spaceflight economy. Development and operation of commercial destinations in LEO is a key to achieving this goal. This special space forum, featuring the NSS Space Ambassadors, will provide a review of the NASA Commercial LEO Destinations Program and an overview of each of the four commercial partners: Axiom, Blue Origin, NanoRacks, and Northrop Grumman.

The detailed program includes the following topics:

• NASA Commercial LEO Destinations (CLD) Program by Jim Plaxco
• Axiom Space Station by Ken Ruffin
• Blue Origin Station by Vanessa Farsadaki
• NanoRacks Station by Mark Armstrong
• Northrop Grumman Station by Prathmesh Barapatre
• Question and Answer Session

Enjoy this comprehensive review of the next phase in opening space for development and settlement.

** 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:

Did you know you can spot the station without a telescope? It looks like a fast-moving star, but you have to know when to look up. Sign up for text messages or email alerts to let you know when (and where) to spot the station and wave to the crew:


ISS after undocking of STS-132

=== Amazon Ads ===

Lego Ideas International Space Station
21321 Toy Blocks, Present, Space, Boys, Girls, Ages 16 and Up


Outpost in Orbit:
A Pictorial & Verbal History of the Space Station