Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Astronaut Answers Wyoming Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Space Grant Student Questions July 19, 2023 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 69 Flight Engineer Stephen Bowen answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbiting laboratory during an in-flight event July 19 with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Wyoming students. Bowen 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.
** NG-19 Research: Axonis Therapeutics – ISS National Lab
Researchers from biomedical startup Axonis will launch an investigation on Northrop Grumman’s 19th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the space station seeking to improve treatments for patients suffering from neurological disorders. This video highlights how the space-based environment of the orbiting laboratory may facilitate the development of more effective treatments for patients on Earth.
** NG-19 Research: Emory University – ISS National Lab
Heart disease may be the leading cause of death in the United States, but researchers from Emory University are working toward a solution. Researchers from Emory will continue research on the space station to examine how microgravity affects the growth and function of cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells) as they mature into tissue-like structures. This video provides insight into their investigation launching on Northrop Grumman’s 19th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the space station.
** Northrop Grumman’s CRS-19 mission to space station – What experiments are onboard? – VideoFromSpace
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft will carry several experiments to the International Space Station. The CRS-19 mission is scheduled to launch in August 2023.
** ISS crew plays ‘Space Dart’ game with ping pong ball and hoops – VideoFromSpace
The International Space Station enjoys their down time with a few rounds of “Space Dart.” The game uses a pair of hoops and a ping pong ball.
** Jettisoned equipment seen floating away from space station in cupola view – VideoFromSpace
An FSE (Flight Support Equipment) was jettisioned using the International Space Station’s robotic arm in July 2023. NASA astronaut Woody Hoburg explains and watches it float away from the orbital laboratory.
** China’s Shenzhou-16 astronauts conduct spacewalk outside Tiangong space station – VideoFromSpace
See footage of a spacewalk conducted outside the Tiangong space station by Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng and Zhu Yangzhu on July 20, 2023.
** Targeted Training, Tacit Cooperation Behind Success of Shenzhou-16 Crew’s First Spacewalk: Expert – CCTV Video News Agency
Expert said behind the success of Shenzhou-16 crew’s first extravehicular activities (EVAs) on Thursday is professional and targeted training, and tacit cooperation.
** Shenzhou-16 Fulfilling Diverse Missions Smoothly in Orbit – CCTV Video News Agency
The Shenzhou-16 astronaut crew is conducting diverse missions in an orderly manner on China’s Tiangong space station.
** China’s Tiangong Open for Space Science Project Submissions – CCTV Video News Agency
China is inviting scientists to submit space science and application projects that they want to conduct at China’s Tiangong space station.
** 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: https://go.nasa.gov/3CkVtC8
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: https://spotthestation.nasa.gov
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