Tag Archive: ISS – The International Space Station

Aug 11 2015

Astronauts Take First Bites of Space-Grown Lettuce

As the International Space Station crew gets ready for the first on-orbit tasting of space-grown lettuce, NASA Commentator Lori Meggs talks with Paul Zamprelli of Orbitec, the company that developed the Veggie greenhouse. This compact hardware was developed with an eye toward supporting future deep space missions beyond Earth orbit, to provide those crew members …

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Jul 29 2015

ReelNASA: RED 4K Camera Captures Riveting Footage of Unique Fluid Behavior in Space Laboratory

Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable …

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Jul 19 2015

VideoFromSpace: Sleeping On Space Station – Intimate Look Inside The Crew Quarters

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti gives a tour of her “bedroom” aboard the International Space Station. It is equipped with two laptops that provide voice over IP service for phone calls, internet, (which she says is “not super fast,”) and more.  

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Jul 06 2015

NASA: Russian Supply Ship Arrives at ISS

The unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 60 cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station July 5, carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crewmembers on the orbital outpost. The Progress automatically docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment of the station, two days after its …

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Jun 25 2015

Dmitry Pisanko: ISS Symphony – Timelapse of Earth from International Space Station | 4K

Ultra High Definition Video is always nice to look at. And this definitly applies to videos filmed from the ISS. This video is best seen in a dark room, with high volume and a 4K resolution display. Enjoy! Compilation of timelapses from the International Space Station. Suggestions: 4K, dark room and volume up. Music: Ludovico …

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Jun 14 2015

NASA: Ultra High Definition Video from the International Space Station

The view of life in space is getting a major boost with the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video, providing an unprecedented look at what it’s like to live and work aboard the International Space Station. This important new capability will allow researchers to acquire high resolution – high frame rate video to provide …

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May 12 2015

ESA: International Space Station toilet tour

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows how to use the most unglamorous but often asked-about part of living on the International Space Station: the toilet. A fan creates suction to avoid smells and floating waste. Solid waste is stored and put in cargo ferries to burn up when the spacecraft leaves the Space Station. The astronaut …

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Apr 29 2015

Russia’s Progress Spacecraft in Slow Spin Above Earth

A Russian spacecraft (Progress M-27M/59P) has lost control and is now in free fall along with its cargo of 2.8 tons to the Earth. It is an unmanned craft that was launched yesterday on a Soyuz rocket in Russia. The idea was for the craft to deliver materials to the international space station. However, something …

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Apr 13 2015

ISS Expedition 42: US EVA #2 GoPro footage

About a week ago, the International Space Station recived some new astronauts from NASA , ESA and Roscosmos. And one of them brought a Gopro camera from home and thought it was a good idea to film some adventure in space. Okay, it might not be that much adventure, but we can at least see …

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Feb 21 2015

This Week @NASA : Space station spacewalks

A Feb. 18 briefing at Johnson Space Center previewed a series of U.S. spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for new docking ports that will allow future crews launched from Florida, on U.S. commercial spacecraft to dock to the station. On the first EVA, scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 21, NASA astronauts Barry …

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Jan 07 2015

NASA International Space Station Research and Technology Briefing

During panel discussions from NASA’s Kennedy Space center in Florida, scientists and researchers discussed the onboard science and research studies being carried to space aboard the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft which include the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) and supplies for research on the risks of in-flight infections in astronauts, as well as research on degenerative …

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Dec 12 2014

SmugMug Films: Astronaut Photography with Don Pettit

You’ve never seen space like this. This short film gives an inside look at how NASA Astronaut Don Pettit captures breathtaking images of Earth’s most famous phenomena – aurora, star trails, city lights, and more – from the inside the International Space Station.  

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Nov 30 2014

This Week @NASA: New crew launches to ISS

NASA’s Terry Virts and Expedition 42/43 crewmates, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency and the European Space Agency’s Samantha Cristoforetti, launched Nov. 23 at 4:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Almost six hours later, their Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station – where they joined Expedition 42 Commander Barry …

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Nov 27 2014

NASA: Space Station Live: Thanksgiving Feast on Orbit

NASA Commentator Pat Ryan talks with International Space Station Food System Manager Vickie Kloeris about the types of food that are prepared for crews on orbit and the selections available for the Expedition 42 Thanksgiving celebration.  

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Nov 08 2014

This Week @NASA: Orion flight test previewed

A NASA media briefing on Nov. 6 at Kennedy Space Center highlighted the fully assembled Orion spacecraft and details of its first test flight, scheduled for Dec. 4. The 4 and-a-half hour flight, called Exploration Flight Test-1, will send Orion 3,600 miles from Earth on a two-orbit flight to confirm its critical systems are ready …

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Nov 08 2014

Guillaume JUIN: Astronaut – A journey to space

A beautiful short film by Guillaume with footage from the International Space Station. Guillaume describes; What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of Africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, through this journey to space, something astoundingly beautiful …

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Oct 10 2014

This Week @NASA: U.S. spacewalk on ISS and the Brightest Pulsar

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency donned U.S. spacesuits for an October 7 spacewalk to relocate a failed cooling pump and to install a backup power cable device for the station’s rail car system. The failed pump was replaced with …

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Oct 06 2014

ESA: Day and night

It takes 90 minutes for an astronaut on the International Space Station to circle Earth completely, passing from daytime to nighttime and back again. This video taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst shows the view from space in under one minute. Each orbit the Station moves around 2200 km to the West in relation to …

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Sep 20 2014

This Week @NASA: Returning Human Spaceflight to America

During a September 16 news conference at Kennedy Space Center – a major announcement by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station – effectively putting America back into the business of launching humans to space – ending our sole reliance …

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Sep 18 2014

NASA: Boeing CST-100 to Transport U.S. Astronauts to the International Space Station

The CST-100 spacecraft in development by Boeing Space Exploration of Houston, Texas, will -advance beyond the design phase and be put into manufacturing for flight tests and eventual operational missions to the International Space Station. NASA selected the company’s crew transportation system and spacecraft for a contract in the final phase of certification for privately …

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