Videos: “Space to Ground” & other space habitat reports – Sept.3.2022

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

** Expedition 67Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Answers Indiana Student Questions – Aug. 30, 2022 – NASA Video

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren answered pre-recorded questions about life and work on the orbiting laboratory during an in-flight event August 30 with students at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana. Lindgren is in the midst of a science mission 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.

** Watch Russian spacewalkers extend cargo crane outside space stationVideoFromSpace

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev extended the Strela cargo crane during a spacewalk on Sept. 2, 2022.

** Expedition 68 Space Station Crew Undergoes Final Training  – NASA Video

Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin of Roscosmos and NASA Flight Engineer Frank Rubio, along with Crew-5 crew member Anna Kikina of Roscosmos, conducted final qualification training Aug. 30 and 31 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, for their upcoming International Space Station mission. Their backups, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub of Roscosmos and astronaut Loral O’Hara of NASA, joined them for the training sessions. Prokopyev, Petelin, and Rubio are scheduled to launch Wednesday, Sept. 21, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

** CCP Mission HighlightsNASA’s Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completed several milestones with partners SpaceX and Boeing. SpaceX launched astronauts aboard Crew Dragons to the International Space Station, and Boeing completed a successful Orbital Flight Test-2, docking its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft to the space station.

** Watch China’s Shenzhou-14 crew begin first spacewalkVideoFromSpace

China’s Shenzhou-14 astronauts Chen Dong and Liu Yang began a spacewalk outside the Tiangong space station on Sept. 1, 2022 to install “protective cables, setting up the expansion pumps, raising the panoramic cameras, and assembling the extravehicular toolbox,” according to China Central Television.

** Every Space Station Size Comparison | The Evolution of Space StationREAL SPACE – YouTube

This video is the size comparison of all space stations including the future planned ones. Made with Blender.

00:00 Early Salyuts
00:38 Skylab
00:48 Salyut 3&4
01:03 Apollo-Soyuz
01:17 Salyut 5-7 01:42 Mir
02:00 International Space Station (ISS)
02:22 Tiangong Program
03:12 Axiom Station
03:24 Lunar Gateway
03:36 ROSS
03:46 Pioneer Station
03:57 Starlab
04:09 Orbital Reef
04:25 Voyager Station

** 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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Night sky highlights for September 2022

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

What are some skywatching highlights in September 2022? Mars is on the move this month, forming a “red triangle” with bright red stars Aldebaran and Betelgeuse. Saturn and Jupiter fly with the Moon on the 9th, and then the Moon slides over closer Jupiter in the morning sky on the 11th. At the end of the month, September 23rd brings the equinox, meaning day and night are of nearly equal length, and a change of seasons is afoot.

0:00 Intro
0:12 Mars on the move in September
0:43 Jupiter at opposition
1:39 Evening planets: Jupiter and Saturn
2:07 September equinox
2:55 September 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….

** Tonight’s Sky: September – Space Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

In September, Pegasus becomes increasingly prominent in the southeastern sky, allowing stargazers to locate globular star clusters and a nearby double star, Alpha Capricorni. Keep watching for space-based views of densely packed, spherical collections of ancient stars in visible and X-ray light.

** What to see in the night sky: September 2022BBC Sky at Night Magazine

What can you see in the sky tonight? Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal the planets, stars and deep-sky objects visible in the night sky over the coming weeks.

** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – September 2022 – Sky & Telescope Youtube

Our monthly Sky Tour #astronomy #podcast provides an informative and entertaining 10-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Listen to the September episode to learn about the upcoming #equinox, the harvest #Moon, and the #stars of the #summertriangle.

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See also

** What’s in the Night Sky September 2022 #WITNSAlyn Wallace

00:00 Intro
01:25 Squarespace
02:04 Northern Hemisphere Night Sky
05:58 Southern Hemisphere Night Sky
10:11 Close Approaches 10:53 Full Moon 11:22 Perseid Meteor Shower 14:53 #WITNS Winners

** Night Sky Notebook September 2022Peter Detterline

What’s happening in the sky for September 2022.

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