This week’s selection of videos about space stations and living in space including NASA’s latest Space to Ground report for the International Space Station:
** Hurricane Idalia seen from the International Space Station – VideoFromSpace
The International Space Station flew over Hurricane Idalia on Aug. 29, 2023.
** Crew-7 | Approach and Docking – SpaceX
On Sunday, August 27 at 9:16 a.m. ET, SpaceX’s Dragon autonomously docked with the International Space Station. Almost 30 hours earlier at 3:27 a.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched the spacecraft and Crew-7 to orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
During their time on the orbiting laboratory, the crew will conduct science and technology demonstrations to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and to benefit humanity on Earth.
** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Flight Day 2 Highlights – NASA Video
NASA’s SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov autonomously docked to the space-facing port of the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:16 a.m. EDT on Aug. 27 following a launch the day before on the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following docking, the quartet opened the hatch and floated onboard the orbital outpost before providing welcoming remarks as their mission aboard the space station began. The four crew members will conduct a long-duration science 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.
** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Mission Overview – NASA Johnson
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission will carry NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Konstantin Borisov of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft will launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the company’s seventh crew rotation mission for NASA. Learn more about the crew and mission: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/what-you…
** The Science of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Mission – NASA
After launching to the International Space Station on March 2, 2023, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission is wrapping up its time in orbit, with a return to Earth in early September 2023.
NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev spent their months on the orbiting lab conducting scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, including running a student robotic challenge, studying plant genetic adaptations to space, and monitoring human health in microgravity to prepare for exploration beyond low Earth orbit and to benefit life on Earth.
The astronauts also released Saskatchewan’s first satellite, which tests a new radiation detection and protection system derived from melanin.
Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/3OOOR3l
** Expedition 69 NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Talks with Media Before Station Departure – Aug. 23, 2023 – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg, UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev gave remarks about their mission during a news conference August 23. The Crew-6 astronauts have been aboard the space station since March and will return to Earth via a parachute assisted splashdown in September. The four crew members have been 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.
** Expedition 69 Progress 85 Cargo Ship Docks to Space Station – Aug. 24, 2023 – NASA Video
The uncrewed Roscosmos ISS Progress 85 cargo spacecraft docked to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module August 24 after launching to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan August 22 on a Soyuz booster rocket. Progress is filled with almost three tons of supplies and cargo and will remain docked to the space station until early next year.
“On Monday, August 28, 2023, Robotics ground controllers plan to perform the Gambit Sortie to demate NRAL, install Gambit on an exterior NRAL site, and then remate NRAL to Node 3. The objective of Gambit is to evaluate and catalog performance of the NRAL external sites. Gambit will be moved to all six external NRAL sites throughout the course of the investigation, and various sensors measure temperature, vibrations, and radiation to characterize each site. Results could support design and development of future science investigations that use these sites.” – NASA Station Report.
** Shenzhou-16 Crew Reap Good Harvest in Space Planting Experiment – CCTV Video News Agency
The space vegetable planting experiment conducted by the Shenzhou-16 crew who have been in orbit for almost three months has yielded a good harvest.
** 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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