December 1, 2022

Watch NASA astronaut Victor Glover and colleagues talk space station research today

NASA astronaut Victor Glover will sign up with other firm agents Wednesday (Feb. 2) to discuss the International Space Stations research activities.You can watch the entire occasion live at the Destination Station NASA website at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). You need to register to join the webinar on Zoom; registration is free.Along with Glover, the virtual panel will include: Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist of NASAs International Space Station ProgramChristine Kretz, vice president of programs and collaborations at the ISS U.S. National LaboratoryLiz Warren, senior program director of the ISS U.S. National LaboratoryThe International Space Station as pictured from a SpaceX Crew Dragon throughout a November 2021 fly around. The White House has directed NASA to extend area station operations through 2030. (Image credit: NASA)The Destination Station series is suggested to “inform individuals how area station research benefits survives on Earth”, along with motivating new scientists to sign up with the effort and to step up business chances in low Earth orbit, NASA stated in a statement. This is the third virtual Destination Station event; NASA pivoted the decade-long occasion series to virtual formats following the eruption of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. For this edition, NASA will focus on the science experiments and work during Glovers area objective, Crew-1. Crew-1 was the very first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and remained in space for 5 months in 2020-2021.”Throughout their mission, Crew-1 astronauts added to clinical examinations and innovation demonstrations,” NASA included in the declaration. “From studying protein crystal advancement to … new drug discoveries, to showing robotic assistant technologies, their work advances expedition of deep space while bringing benefits back to Earth.””They likewise grew crops in both the Advanced Plant Habitat and Veggie plant development centers, and performed tests of a brand-new approach for producing semiconductor crystals,” NASA added about the Crew-1 science agenda.Glovers first (of 4) spacewalks in January 2021 was also carried out in the name of science, as he assisted to link cables for the newly installed Bartolomeo science platform from the European Space Agency that exposes experiments to the space environment for a couple of weeks or months.NASA estimates that more than 2,400 scientists have actually taken part in spaceport station research in the past 21 years, running more than 3,000 various experiments.Follow Elizabeth Howell on Twitter @howellspace. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook.

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