Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Sept.4.2023

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:

** Expedition 69 NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Space Station Farewell Remarks – Aug. 31, 2023 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, Crew-6 which includes NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg as well as UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev provided farewell remarks on August 31 ahead of their upcoming departure from the space station. Joining Crew-6 for the farewell remarks were NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Dmitri Petelin and Sergey Prokopyev. Crew-6 is slated to undock on September 2 and splashdown off the coast of Florida September 3 after completing a six-month mission

** SpaceX Crew-6 undocking and departureSciNews

The “Endeavour” Crew Dragon spacecraft autonomously undocked from the Harmony module’s forward International Docking Adapter, departing the International Space Station, on 3 September 2023, at 11:05 UTC (07:05 EDT). The “Endeavour” Crew Dragon spacecraft, with NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev and UAE astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, is scheduled to splashdown off the coast of Florida, on 4 September 2023, at 04:17 UTC (00:17 EDT).
Credit: NASA/SpaceX, Music: “Blue Danube by Strauss” courtesy of YouTube Audio Library

** NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Flight Day 3 Highlights – September 4, 2023 – NASA Video

NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg as well as UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev began their journey back to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, September 3, by closing the hatch to the SpaceX Dragon, named Endeavour, followed by undocking. After nearly 16 hours of transit, Bowen, Hoburg, Alneyadi, and Fedyaev returned to Earth with a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Florida on Monday, September 4. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 completed an approximately six-month mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration flights that pave the way for NASA’s Artemis program.

** Andreas Mogensen’s second mission Huginn soars high – European Space Agency, ESA

Huginn, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s second mission to the International Space Station, is now under way. Together with Crew-7, the ESA astronaut was launched on the Crew Dragon spacecraft Endurance on 26 August 2023, at 08:27 BST (09:27 CEST).

Alongside him are NASA’s Jasmin Moghbeli, Satoshi Furukawa from JAXA, and Konstantin Borisov from Roscosmos. The crew will spend approximately six months on the Space Station, 420 km above Earth.

This isn’t Andreas’s first journey into space. In 2015, he participated in the 10-day ‘iriss’ mission. However, Huginn marks his first launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, and his first flight with a Crew Dragon.

Watch the replay of pivotal moments such as the crew’s arrival at the Kennedy Space Center on 20 August, liftoff, as well as Andreas piloting Crew Dragon on its 11th crewed flight.

The journey also included a special passenger, who served as microgravity indicators. After approximately 30 hours, the Crew Dragon approached and docked with the Space Station, where Andreas and his colleagues were greeted by the resident astronauts.

For more about Andreas and his Huginn mission, visit the Huginn mission page:…

**  Hurricane Franklin as Seen from the International Space StationNASA

External cameras on the International Space Station captured views of major Hurricane Franklin at 9:56 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023 as the station flew 260 miles overhead. Franklin was located over the Atlantic well out to sea at the time of the flyover, packing winds of 130 miles an hour. Franklin is moving north-northeast over the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center.

** Chinese Astronauts Clean Space Station in Shift ChangeCCTV Video News Agency

The three Chinese astronauts aboard the country’s space station Tiangong did some cleaning chores during the interval in the change of shifts, to make their space home clean and tidy.

** 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:

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

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