Space to Ground: Record-Breaking Delivery: 11/08/2019

Space to Ground: Record-Breaking Delivery: 11/08/2019


WELCOME TO SPACE TO GROUND, I’M KATHRYN CLAYTON. THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION JUST RECEIVED A FRESH DELIVERY OF OVER 4 TONS OF SCIENCE AND SUPPLIES. NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S CYGNUS CARGO VEHICLE NG-12, LAUNCHED NOVEMBER 2ND FROM WALLOPS VIRGINIA. ON NOVEMBER 4TH, EXPEDITION 61 ASTRONAUTS
JESSICA MEIR AND CHRISTINA KOCH USED THE SPACE STATIONS ROBOTIC ARM TO CAPTURE CYGNUS. AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL BIRTHING THE WORK BEGAN TO UNLOAD OVER 8200 POUNDS OF CARGO INSIDE THE VEHICLE. WHILE THIS IS A RECORD BREAKING AMOUNT OF
CARGO FOR CYGNUS, THE ARRIVAL OF NG-12 IS ALSO THE FIRST TIME TWO CYGNUS VEHICLES WILL BE IN ORBIT AT THE SAME TIME. NG-12 JOINS ITS PREDECESSOR NG-11, WHICH REMAINS IN ORBIT ON AN EXTENDED SECONDARY MISSION TO DEMONSTRATE THIS FUTURE CAPABILITY. NG-12 WILL REMAIN AT THE SPACE STATION UNTIL JANUARY. THIS WEEK BOEING TOOK A CRUCIAL STEP TOWARDS RETURNING AMERICAN SPACEFLIGHT LAUNCH CAPABILITIES. BOEING’S CST-100 STARLINER SPACECRAFT COMPLETED A CRITICAL SAFETY MILESTONE ON MONDAY IN AN END-TO-END TEST OF ITS ABORT SYSTEM IN WHITE SANDS NEW MEXICO. THE TEST VERIFIES THAT EACH OF THE STARLINER’S SAFETY SYSTEMS FUNCTION SEPARATELY AND TOGETHER TO PROTECT ASTRONAUTS IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY PRIOR TO LIFTOFF BY MOVING THEM SAFELY AWAY FROM THE LAUNCH PAD. DURING THE TWO MINUTE TEST, THE STARLINERS LAUNCH ABORT ENGINES AND ORBITAL MANEUVERING AND ALTITUDE CONTROL THRUSTS FIRED TO PUSH THE SPACECRAFT ABOUT 1 MILE ABOVE LAND AND ONE MILE NORTH OF THE TEST STAND. THE SUCCESSFUL PAD ABORT TEST IS ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS ACHIEVING NASA’S FUTURE MISSIONS. ACTIVITY OUTSIDE THE STATION WILL SOON RAMP UP AS THE CREW PREPARES FOR A SERIES OF SPACEWALKS TO REPAIR THE LARGEST SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT ON THE STATION. THE ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER-02 IS A SUB-ATOMIC PARTICLE DETECTOR THAT LOOKS FOR DARK MATTER, ANTIMATTER AND MEASURES COSMIC RAYS. AMS-02 TOOK 16 COUNTRIES NEARLY 20 YEARS TO DEVELOP AND WAS INSTALLED ON THE SPACE STATION IN 2011. THE REPAIR OF THE AMS-02 COOLING SYSTEM WILL ENSURE THAT IT CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE MORE DATA AND MORE GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE. EXPERTS WILL DISCUSS PLANS FOR THE SPACEWALKS, AND THE FUTURE OF AMS-02, IN A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH ON NASA TV AND NASA.GOV. KEEP SENDING IN YOUR QUESTIONS USING THE HASHTAG “ASKNASA”, AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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  • Larry Whittington says:

    I'm so happy I followed a great success & ty Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ R.E.M. Credtited to Former CSA Astronaut & 29th Governor General Julie Payette ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ Ty ! A NICE job in Cygnus joining unity addition to the HD -view by cameras installed by U.S. Astronaut Commander Jeff Williams and, U.S. Astronaut flight engineer Dr. Kathleen Henesse Rubins from ISS former Expeditions
    I applaud the tour of U.S. Retired Astronaut Steve Swanson for the welcome tour of the ISS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘โœ…๐Ÿ›ฐ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš€
    Also a very treasured thanks to U.S. Astronaut Jack Fisher for sharing the ISS App (SSRX) to learn about: research, space exploration, also a variety of experiments we can currently follow I greatly rejoice with Flight engineers U.S. Astronaut Christina Kock & U.S. Astronaut Jessica Mier for the Historic Job Well done โœ… I hope books will be written about you an even songs for future generations Godspeed Sincerely from LarryWhittington your ( Buddy) Thank you all NASA !!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซ
    Ps: I'd like to say a very special Thanks to (Slice) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€ U.S. Astronaut Official time keeper & engineer Clayton Conrad Anderson for teaching us all to be extraordinary my prayers go out to all
    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป God bless always. ๐Ÿค— Hugs โค๏ธโœ….

  • Seรกn O'Nilbud says:

    Pounds LOL. Yeah yeah more military contractors sucking money out of the taxpayers pockets. When the US dies everyone will laugh at the ridiculous scams.

  • Great News NASA Johnson. Thanks for sharing. #AskNASA any updates on the performance and condition of the Bigalow habitat attached to the ISS?

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