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:
** Spacewalk with Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara: Nov. 1, 2023 (Official NASA Broadcast) – NASA
NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to remove electronics gear and replace hardware supporting the station’s solar arrays. The spacewalk is expected to begin at approximately 8:05 a.m. EDT (1205 UTC) and last for around six and a half hours.
Moghbeli (wearing the suit with red stripes) and O’Hara (wearing the unmarked suit) arrived at the ISS earlier this year and are both crew members of Expedition 70, which began on Sept. 27, 2023. This is the first spacewalk for both astronauts.
** SpaceX CRS-29 Research: Overview – ISS National Lab
SpaceX’s 29th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will launch an array of investigations intended to bring value to humanity and enable commerce in low Earth orbit. The ISS National Laboratory is sponsoring more than 25 payloads on this mission, from microbes to brain organoids and even mucus for more effective delivery of therapeutics. This video highlights the latter investigation, Gaucho Lung, and the research team’s efforts to understand the role of mucus lining to deliver medication to the lungs.
** Space Station Crew Answers Baldwin, New York, Student Questions – NASA Video
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 70 Flight Engineer Jasmin Moghbeli discussed living and working in space during an in-flight event October 27 with students attending the Baldwin Union Free School District in Baldwin, New York. Moghbeli 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.
** Chinese astronauts enter Tiangong space station after docking – VideoFromSpace
China’s Shenzhou 17 crew Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie and Jiang Xinlin completed ingress into the Tiangong space station shortly after docking on Oct. 26, 2023. Launch wrap: https://www.space.com/china-launches-…
** China’s Shenzhou 16 crew undocks from space station for return trip – VideoFromSpace
Shenzhou 16 taikonauts Jing Haipeng, Zhu Yangzhu and Gui Haichao are on their way back to Earth from the Tiangong space station after undocking on Oct. 30, 2023. Watch the landing live: https://www.space.com/shenzhou-16-cre…
** Touchdown! China’s Shenzhou 16 crew lands back on Earth after 5 months on Tiangong space station – VideoFromSpace
Shenzhou 16 taikonauts Jing Haipeng, Zhu Yangzhu and Gui Haichao returned to Earth from the Tiangong space station on Oct. 30, 2023 (Oct. 31 – Beijing time). Their spacecraft touched down at the Dongfeng landing site in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. [Full Story](https://www.space.com/china-shenzhou-…)
** Ax-3 Mission Crew Media Roundtable – Axiom Space
Axiom Space held a virtual media roundtable with the astronauts of Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3), the first all-European commercial astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
In an historic venture, three countries – Italy, Türkiye, and Sweden through the European Space Agency (ESA) – have united for Ax-3. Axiom Space’s Chief Astronaut Michael López-Alegría (dual citizen of the U.S. and Spain), former NASA astronaut and Axiom Mission 1 commander, will serve as the Ax-3 commander. Italian Air Force Col. Walter Villadei will serve as pilot. The two mission specialists are Alper Gezeravcı of Türkiye and European Space Agency (ESA) project astronaut Marcus Wandt of Sweden.
As part of Ax-3, Türkiye is sending its first astronaut to space in a larger effort to expand the nation’s space exploration capabilities and establish a national human spaceflight program. Ax-3 will also be the first commercial spaceflight mission for an ESA-sponsored astronaut. For Italy, the Ax-3 mission represents a whole-of-country effort to foster its endeavor for safe, secure, and effective access to space.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Ax-3 crew aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the ISS from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than January 2024. Once docked, the Ax-3 astronauts plan to spend up to 14 days on board implementing a full mission comprised of microgravity research, educational outreach, and commercial activities.
Learn more about Ax-3: https://axiom.space/ax3
** Space habitation articles of interest:
- Vast and Axiom Have a New Commercial Space Station Race | NextBigFuture.com – Oct.30.2023
- Shaking up the commercial space station industry | The Space Review – Oct.30.2023
- Lava Tube Stability | Crowlspace – Oct.30.2023
- NASA Sets Coverage for Next SpaceX Resupply Launch to Space Station | NASA – Nov.1.2023
- Nighttime on the East Coast | NASA – Nov.1.2023
** Snowfall from ID to WY and finishing over CO | Oct 30, 2023 08:38 MDT – ISS Above
Winter snowfall is visible from ID – across WY (Yellowstone NPS / GrandTeton NPS), finishing over CO (Fort Collins)
captured live from the Space Station at 8:38 a.m. MDT Oct 30, 2023
** 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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