The Space Show this week – Jan.4.2022

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Dr. Malcolm Davis from Australia. We will be discussing space in Australia, national security issues and more.

2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, Jan.  5, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Check the online schedule for the latest on the guest whom John Batchelor and Dr. David Livingston will interview this week.

3. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): We welcome back Marcia S. Smith of SpacePolicyOnline.com. A great guest to start us out for the New Year. Don’t miss it.

4. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome Dr. Anna Krylov from USC on the mixing of science and politics plus a look at peer review.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Jan.2.2022 – An Open Lines program in which David led a “discussion with many phone calls and just a few emails on multiple topics“.

** Tuesday, Dec.28.2021Thomas A. Olson returned

for another year in review program mostly focusing on commercial space. We also talked some national security and planetary space news during the year, focused on the launch industry and talked about hot issues going into 2022.

** Sunday, Dec.26.2021Leonard David talked “about leading space news stories during the year and what to look for next year“.

** Wednesday, Dec.22.2021 – Hotel Mars – In this end of the year episode of Hotel Mars, John Batchelor and David Livingston

highlighted what we called out as top trends and guests during the year. John went for three trends including commercial activities, the ISS and SpaceX with Starship and Superheavy changing paradigms. I called out the guests we had on talking about what Earth would look like to a being on a distant exoplanet. In addition, I shouted out for Avi Loeb and his ET research regarding fast moving interstellar objects plus work only being tolerated due to his tenure status per his recent book which we discussed on Hotel Mars. Finally, I also shouted out for the commercial fusion industry and our fusion guest, Stephanie Thomas from Princeton Satellite Systems. This Hotel Mars program was one segment timing out at about 10.5 minutes.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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Night sky highlights for January 2022

** What’s Up: January 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

What are some skywatching highlights in January 2022? Stargazing is at its best on the nights around the new moon, Jan. 2. Later that night, catch the peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower. Then look for the Moon with Jupiter on Jan. 5, and with Mars and Venus on Jan. 29.

0:00 Intro
0:10 New Moon
0:30 Quadrantid meteors

1:28 Dusk / Dawn Highlights
2:28 Moon Phases

Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatch….

** Tonight’s Sky: January 2022Space Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

In January, the northern hemisphere features beautiful views of Capella, a pair of giant yellow stars; Aldebaran, a red giant star; and two star clusters—the Hyades and the Pleiades. Keep watching for the awe-inspiring space-based views of the Crab Nebula, the remains of a star that exploded as a supernova. About this Series “Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at https://hubblesite.org/resource-galle....

** What to see in the night sky: November 2021BBC Sky at Night Magazine

What can you see in the night sky tonight? Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal the best night-sky highlights to observe throughout January 2022.

** What’s in the Night Sky June 2021 #WITNS | Comet Leonard | Quadrantid Meteor Shower Alyn Wallace

** Night Sky Notebook March 2021Peter Detterline

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Videos: ISS & other space habitat reports – Dec.31.2021

There is no NASA Space to Ground this week due to the holidays. Here are other reports on activities related to the International Space Station:

** International Space Station in 2021 – See the highlightsVideoFromSpace

The International Space Station had 23 residents in 2021! Check out the highlights. — Learn more about the ISS: https://www.space.com/16748-internati…

** A news item about the future of the ISS: Biden-Harris Administration Extends Space Station Operations Through 2030 – Space Station/NASA

** Arm wrestling in space & more great ISS moments in 2021VideoFromSpace

NASA runs down 9 special moments on the International Space Station in 2021.

** Science in Space – See NASA’s top pics for 2021 – VideoFromSpace

NASA Johnson Space Center has compiled their favorite pics of science experiments, spacewalks and more from 2021.

** Expedition 66 inflight with KGW-TV News – December 29, 2021NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 66 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Kayla Barron discussed living and working in space during an in-flight interview December 29 with KGW-TV, a local news outlet for Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. Vande Hei and Barron are in the midst of long-duration science missions living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

** Washington native among the newest astronauts aboard the International Space StationKGW News

One of the newest astronauts aboard the ISS is Washington native Kayla Barron, from Richland. KGW’s Devon Haskins spoke with her about her first flight into space.

** China’s Shenzhou-13 crew conducts 2nd spacewalk – See highlights  – VideoFromSpace

Chinese astronauts Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu completed a spacewalk on Dec. 26, 2021 outside the Tiangong space station. Tasks included “lifting a panoramic camera and testing goods transport” according to China Central Television. Full Story: https://www.space.com/china-astronaut…

Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television (CCTV) | edited by Steve Spaleta

** ISS Live video stream – IBM/ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!

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The Space Show this week – Dec.27.2021

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Tuesday, Dec.28, 2021; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome back Thomas A. Olson for his annual commercial space year in review classic Space Show program. Join us for this final live broadcast program with Tom for 2021.

2. Wednesday, Dec.29, 2021; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST) – Hotel Mars: No Hotel Mars this week.

3. Friday, Dec.31, 2021; 9:30-11 am PST (11:30 am-1 pm CST, 12:30-2 pm EST): No show for New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year’s Everyone.

4. Sunday, Jan.2, 2021; 12-1:30 pm PST (2-3:30 pm CST, 3-4:30 pm EST): We welcome in 2022 with our first Open Lines program for the new year. Give us a call. New callers welcome. Call 1-866-687-7223.

Some recent shows:

** Sunday, Dec.26.2021Leonard David talked “about leading space news stories during the year and what to look for next year“.

** Wednesday, Dec.22.2021 – Hotel Mars – In this end of the year episode of Hotel Mars, John Batchelor and David Livingston

highlighted what we called out as top trends and guests during the year. John went for three trends including commercial activities, the ISS and SpaceX with Starship and Superheavy changing paradigms. I called out the guests we had on talking about what Earth would look like to a being on a distant exoplanet. In addition, I shouted out for Avi Loeb and his ET research regarding fast moving interstellar objects plus work only being tolerated due to his tenure status per his recent book which we discussed on Hotel Mars. Finally, I also shouted out for the commercial fusion industry and our fusion guest, Stephanie Thomas from Princeton Satellite Systems. This Hotel Mars program was one segment timing out at about 10.5 minutes.

** Tuesday, Dec.21.2021Andrew Chanin of ProcureAM and the UFO ETF talked about

Commercial space investing summary for 2021, 2022 investing predictions, China and U.S. space policy, the China space race, Exchange Traded Funds, U.S. Policy, space sector economic concerns, surge in space sector public companies and more.

** See also:
* The Space Show Archives
* The Space Show Newsletter
* The Space Show Shop

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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The Space Show – Dr. David Livingston

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Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Dec.24.2021

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

** Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021 NASA Johnson

It has been a busy year of research aboard the International Space Station. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1, Crew-2, and Crew-3 missions supported hundreds of science experiments aboard the orbiting laboratory. Multiple Soyuz spacecrafts carried astronauts to and from station. An upgraded cargo Dragon spacecraft returned time sensitive research to scientists on the ground. Astronauts and cosmonauts conducted 13 spacewalks, and their work included installing new solar panels to augment and upgrade the station’s power supply. Chiles and lettuce were harvested as a part of plant research preparing us for deep space missions, and technologies were tested for the upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon. Look at some of the best photos of breakthrough investigations crew members worked on in 2021: https://go.nasa.gov/30Iy8d8

** 2021 International Space Station Year In Review – December 22, 2021 NASA Johnson

A review of missions, residents, and science on board the International Space Station in 2021.

** NASA Television VideoFile – Soyuz MS-20 Landing – December 20, 2021NASA Video

Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and two Japanese businessmen, Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano undocked from the International Space Station’s Poisk Module in their Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft December 19, returning to Earth a few hours later for a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan Dec. 20. Misurkin, Maezawa, and Hirano, were flying under a contract between Roscosmos and Space Adventures.

** NASA’s SpaceX 24th Commercial Resupply Services Mission: Broadcast BeginsNASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The broadcast show begins for NASA’s SpaceX 24th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

** Expedition 66 SpaceX CRS 24 Docking – December 22, 2022NASA Video

Loaded with scientific experiments and supplies, the unpiloted SpaceX CRS-24 cargo ship automatically docked to the International Space Station December 22. The SpaceX spacecraft linked up to the Harmony module after launching December 21 from Florida with several tons of experiments and hardware.

** SpaceX CRS24: Tide in SpaceISS National Lab – YouTube

Also on SpaceX CRS-24, Procter & Gamble—one of the leading consumer goods companies in the world—will send Tide Infinity, the first in a series of detergent systems being developed for NASA’s long duration space travel initiatives (through a Space Act Agreement with NASA) to understand the viability of cleaning clothes off planet. The Tide team intends to test the stability of cleaning ingredients under microgravity conditions and radiation exposure in space. In doing so, the company hopes to gain insights that could help in the development of a low-resource-use laundry solution for everyday use while meeting consumer demand for more sustainable products. Results could also further knowledge on the development of laundry detergent solutions to support future long-duration spaceflight missions. Learn more about this exciting investigation!

** NLRA 2022-5: Technology Development and Applied Research on the ISS National LabISS National Lab – YouTube

On December 15, 2021, the ISS National Lab held a webinar to provide further background on NLRA 2022-5 and to answer any questions.

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** Cupola in 360° | Cosmic KissEuropean Space Agency, ESA on Youtube

Join ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station’s “window to the world” and pan around to enjoy the view. The ESA – European Space Agency-built Cupola is the favourite place of many astronauts on the International Space Station. It serves not only as a unique photo spot, but also for observing robotic activities of the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic arm Canadarm2, arriving spacecraft and spacewalks. Just outside the cupola and behind Matthias is a portion of the Soyuz MS-19 crew ship docked to the Rassvet module and the Prichal docking module attached to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory service module. Matthias was launched to the International Space Station on Crew Dragon Endurance as part of Crew-3 at 02:03 GMT/03:03 CET Thursday 11 November. His ESA mission on board is known as Cosmic Kiss and will see him live and work for approximately six months in orbit. Follow Matthias: https://bit.ly/ESACosmicKiss

** Chinese Astronauts Show Process of Height Measurement in Space StationCCTV Video News Agency

The three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-13 crewed space mission, demonstrated the process of measuring their height in a microgravity environment after traveling over two months aboard China’s space station core module Tianhe.

** How to receive SSTV images from the ISS – K7AGE

I show you how to receive Slow Scan TV (SSTV) images from the International Space Station (ISS). Several times a year SSTV images are sent from the ISS. In December 2021 from the 26th through the 31st SSTV images will be transmitted. A simple two-meter amateur radio, or scanner, is able to receive the signal on 145.800 MHz. You can receive the signal using the antenna on an HT, mobile antenna, or a vertical antenna mounted outside. I show you how to learn when the ISS will be in the range of your station. Heavens-Above is a good website to use and it will generate a list of passes for your station. To decode the SSTV signal you will need software on a computer or portable device. I show MMSSTV on my Windows computer decoding the SSTV signal. I also show decoding SSTV on my iPad …

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