tv SpaceX Crew Docks with International Space Station CSPAN November 11, 2021 6:24pm-9:15pm EST
host: we will go on to charles in north carolina. charles, when did you serve? caller: i'm doing alright. i would like to talk about the v.a. -- i've used the v.a. since i was discharged, and [inaudible] got issues from the burn pits and all that. i would take towels, rags, underwear, no matter what, and stuff it around where i was living at. i was still getting smoke in my little sectioned out >> the nasa space x dragon group
the crew had called out during their approach. just to make sure that everything is here during the final approach. there is a view of dragon. this will make initial contact with the international space station. ground will be commending resume shortly. retreat and breakup are not permitted. one final note, we do anticipate
>> if there were an abort scenario, it would need to be done autonomously by dragon. >> that soft capture makes initial contact. once it does, effectively pulls the dragon into place for the hard capture hooks to drive into place. there are 12 of them in total. they are fastened around the circle. >> here is another one. you can commence monitoring. >> thank you.
you can see the firing of the engine. there are 16 of them on the dragon. they will continue to fire for any type of micro-adjustments necessary. there are green and red navigation lights on the outside of dragon as well. also, that centralized camera in the middle. >> dragon is just under 14 meters from the international space station. making that slow and methodical approach to the international docking adapter.
the international space station. >> this is what dragon is seeing. you can see a lot of lines around that frontmost rain. that is where that capture drives into place. right in the center of that is the docking target. the docking target is what helps navigated toward the international space station.
pacific time as the international space station and endurance were flying 253 statute miles above the eastern caribbean. >> dragon is securely attached to the space station. in progress. that should complete in about four minutes. two minutes after that, the hard capture sequence will start. this is where the 12 hooks around the outer ring will drive themselves into place. this should be complete in about 10 minutes from now. >> they will drive six at a time. that will form that hard made between dragon and the international space station.
>> those pedals are part of the soft capture ring. that is what made contact with the international space station. they are being pulled back into the dragon. because it is attached, the dragon is getting closer and closer. it looks like we have a handover. very soon. this is mission control, hawthorne. we are working in control with johnson space center in houston. we are bringing the crew through the international space station.
>> contact was confirmed at 3:32 p.m. pacific time. that as they were flying 200 cc three statute miles above the eastern caribbean. >> one hard capture is -- once hard capture is created, dragon is affixed to the international space station but they are not able to exit the dragon just yet. the vestibule's unpressurized right now. there were folks inside dragon. >> that is right. we have what is called a soft capture. we won't have hard capture until
helping out there as well. monitoring dragon's approach and making sure they are doing any type of prep work to get that hatch open and welcome new members to the international space station. >> know that the ring retraction is complete, they will begin driving those hooks. those are 12 hooks that will drive to form that hard mate between dragon and the international space station. >> dragon will be powered by umbilical's. as part of that hard capture sequence, they will plug this into the dragon.
>> proceeding with hook driving now. we will officially have a hard mate between endurance and the international space station. >> this procedure takes about four minutes. it is underway right now. we will move onto the pressurization right behind you. i am sure there will be lots of smiles and hugs as the crew answers -- enters the international space station. three of them for the first time. we have three people who have flown for the first time today. >> they still have those suits on right now. they will be able to take those off as they flow through the hatch to say hook to the crew members.
this will be their home for the next six months. >> we really beat the timeline in a sense. the crew woke up a little early. we did not have any holds. we have favorable lighting for that soft capture. it has been a really great and really smooth operation. >> we are standing by as that hard capture sequence is underway. the first set of hooks are underway.
>> part of why the docking sequence has moved into two phases is the design of the soft capture ring. those pedals allow you other more margin when you're docking. we have a lot of features that are looking for that hard mate. we will be listening on the big loop with everyone else here on that exciting news.
>> on the left-hand side of your screen, he is the commander. to his right is thomas washburn. he is the pilot of this mission. not on-screen. we did not get too many views of them. kayla baron is the mission specialist. the other mission specialist is with ts mauer -- matias mauer. this is their first spaceflight. their first time writing the dragon. it is super exciting.
more on what is ahead now that dragon is officially docked. >> it has been a very exciting moment for all of us in mission control following dragons docking. this taste -- this may station was flying 255 miles over the caribbean. that includes nasa's mark vanda hi. -- mark. now that endurance is docked to
the space station, mark will move right into hatch operations. first he will open the large hatch, having him access to the pressurized meeting. this was exposed to the vacuum of space prior to docking. he will need to fill it with pressure to make sure that it is nearly equal to that of the international space station and the dragon. they use a small valve on the station to introduce it into the vestibule. >> the docking sequence is complete. welcome to the international space station. >> i am happy to be here at the
iss. >> ground will be enabling hardline power. we will take the cameras external shortly. >> taking the cameras external. >> good read back. >> you could see that excitement by the crew inside endurance as they are officially welcomed to their home in space for the next next months. they will take off their spacesuits in preparation for an open hatch. before we get to that point, there are some steps that need to be worked through on the international space station side.
>> affirmative. >> those words between nasa astronaut, mark and josh, mark will introduce air into the stabile. we expect it to take about two hours to get everything pressurized and check out before we open up the hatchet. he has already deployed umbilical's to do this in anticipation for hatch open.
he is working to pressurize the vestibule. because this was exposed to the vacuum of space prior to docking, he will need to fill it with air to make sure the pressure is equal to that of the international space station. and dragon. he is introducing air into the vestibule. just making sure that everything is leak three -- free before we get ready to open up the hatches. we will likely hear some of those calls from the ground to the space station as the vestibule continues.
>> [indiscernible] >> suit is connected to umbilical's. >> copy that. i have started a one hour timer. one request well in this configuration for tom, if you are able to inspect your umbilical, the side that meets to your suit as well as the suit umbilical and see if there is any -- anything off nominal.
>> we have inspected the suit side and the other ports as well. the o-ring is intact. the electrical pins as well. we do not see any damage to those. to describe a little better what -- the time when i lean forward when we were having the problem, i felt the wind. the sound cut out. i pressed on the umbilical mate on my right side, and that went away. i did not file click or any change, but it did go away at that moment. >> copy, tom. you inspected all of the umbilical pins and a rings and identified nothing off nominal? when you lean forward to -- your umbilical to your security.
that is when the noise went away and when you got back, the noise was confirmed to go away. is that a good read back? >> yes. i lean forward, it cut out for a second which clued me into the potential area of the problem. when i pressed on it, it went away and no one else could hear the wind. >> copy, tom. thank you for that. that is all the troubleshooting we have you doing for right now. i will let you know if we have any other thoughts. >> copy, thanks. >> dragon, full awareness, since the suits are dry, you have a go for steps -- sections 1-3 of 4.400.
i recommend you provide as many details about the remaining water bothers -- water bottles and meals in your bag at your discretion. just make sure we have a good count of that before you guys hopped out on station. >> b copy. -- we copy. >> thank you, endurance. >> that call begetting some views back inside the crew dragon endurance as the crew has removed their spacesuits and has them in a configuration as they wait to come aboard the space station.
>> work continues to pressurize the vestibule which is the small space between the space station and the dragon. because this was exposed to the vacuum of space, the crew needs to fill it with hair and make sure it's pressure is nearly equal with the pressure on the dragon and the space station. vande hei is using a hatch to slowly introduce air into the vestibule. flight controllers in houston are monitoring and verifying pressure readings to make sure everything is leak free before we open the hatches.
pressurization, leak checks will be performed. if all goes smoothly, vande hei will open the hatch. once that is open, he will be able to see their crew inside endurance. there is a small window on dragon where he can see the crew from. his job will be to configure the station site hatch, which is currently configured with a docking target, which is a small rod with an x on the end which provided guidance to dragon on its approach to dock with station. he will provide padding to allow safe entry for the astronauts into the space station.
>> we have reconfigured for hard-line audio, requesting a calm check. let's go with endurance first. how do you hear? >> endurance has you loud and clear. houston: houston hears you loud and clear as well. >> everyone is 555 on hard-line big loop. >> space with, station and endurance on the 555 big loop.
sandra: work the vestibule. -- work continues to pressurize the vestibule. it needs to be pressurized before the crew of endurance can float through the hatch. you can see the hatch, the and roger is -- androgynous periphery assembly system surrounded by cargo bags. pretty much a dead center, may be a little below on your screen. eventually, we will see that open and the crew will float
houston: station, we have a good check and we are ready for you to pick up dragon pressurization part two. >> that is in works. >> all i have you near mowbray are getting ready for dragon hatch open. looking downlink, if you could zoom in slightly, a touch of zoom on the node two camera and i think we will be set.
>> taking a look. >> that is perfect. thank you. sandra: with those words, we got confirmation there was a good link check. next, pressure will be equalized to that of the pressure inside the space station. sandra: additionally, we heard about slight camera adjustments for an upcoming welcoming ceremony.
five pounds per square inch where a leak check was performed. everything checked out smoothly, so the pressure is now being brought up to equalize it between that of the pressure inside the station. once pressure is equalized and after a couple of more checks, vande hei will be given the go to open the hatch. once that is open, he will be able to see the crew inside endurance. his main job then will be to configure the station side hatch, which is configured with a docking target. it is a small rod that provides guidance for the dragon during its approach to dock with the space station. he will remove that target and allow padding for safe entry of the crew-three astronauts into the space station. we are targeting a hatch opening after 7:00 p.m. central time as well as a welcoming ceremony to
>> we are in a brief handover between satellites but will regain communication shortly. as a reminder, we are taking your questions. if you have one, send it our way using #asknasa. carrie wants to know if they get to watch tv shows or movies on their down time? this is a great question. yes. crew members do get to watch tv and movies. they can be sent up from teams on the ground. last night, mark vande hei stayed up a little past his bedtime so he could watch his crewmates launch to the space station. if you were watching last night, you are watching alongside an astronaut. crew members have successfully arrived at the space station and we are looking for hatch open in
>> with that call, we may be getting internal views shortly. the crew has taken off their spacesuits, as they are no longer needed since they have arrived at the international space station. >> for tracking purposes endurance, we are partway through section five -- sorry four. zero, and 400 we are working on section three now. houston: copy that. i have you the same. i see about 18 minutes left on my timer, then you guys are working through section three.
astronaut mark vande hei should now be able to see his new crewmates aboard the space x endurance vehicle. >> you can see their spacesuits there. towards the middle of your screen is astronaut and commander of endurance raja chari. first-time spaceflight for him. to the right of your screen is european space agency astronaut matthias maurer.
along with their crewmates kayla barron and tom marshburn, they are continuing through hatch opening. we are expecting a brief handover period between satellites but we will maintain communication shortly. >> as preparations on both sides continue, the astronauts are getting things configured on their end and we will join the three-person crew on board station. astronaut mark vande hei. and cosmonaut anton scupper off.
that will bring the total cream embers on station to seven. . upon hatch opening, we will see shared camaraderie, and then we will all be looking forward to seeing the welcome ceremonies, slated to begin approximately 35 minutes after hatch opening. still tracking hatch opening shortly after 7:00 central time this evening. >> it looks like astronaut mark vande hei is getting cargo bags ready. possibly working to get some of the padding configured for hatch opening.
daily bags. we took one bag of disinfectant wipes from bag 107 and moved it to bag 110. we took one large outer bag packed from bag 108 and moved it to bag 110. >> disinfected white from 107 to 110, and one bag from 108 to 110. >> copy. >> those words between the ground and nasa astronaut kayla barron as they were to make sure
the pressure was brought to five pounds per square inch where a leak check was performed. everything checked out smoothly, so the pressure was brought up and equalized to that of the space station. with pressure equalized and after checks, vande hei was given the go to open the station side hatch. now that that is open, he should be able to see the crew inside endurance. there is a small window on dragon where he can see the crew from. his main job is to be configuring the station side hatch which is configured with a docking target. it is a small rod that provided guidance for the dragon during its approach. he will remove that and provide padding to provide for safe entry for the crew-3 astronauts into the international space station.
as astronaut mark vande hei continues to configure the hatch for opening, we will likely see him taking photographs. part of that is a procedure to survey the hatch itself and inspects for any foreign object debris. >> matthias, i am ready for inventory. >> we have an update on locations 11 and 12. location 11, bags 301, we have two primary -- two utensils and a bag of huggies. 302 is empty.
>> bags 309 -- both empty. bag 310, breakfast and utensils. copy. >> ok, i copy that. bag 301 has two lunches, utensils and huggies. bag through two is empty. bag 309 and 311 are empty. bag 310, 2 lunches, two breakfasts and two utensils. copy. >> great reback. thank you. >> [indiscernible] >> nowhere is. -- no worries.
ican get crowded with the suits. >> we continue to take your asked nasa questions. we will answer them live on air. if you have a question, send it to us with #asknasa. we've got a question asking if you can see the international space station when you look up. you can see the international space station when you look up. check out the website spotthestation. nasa.gov, you
>> if you are just joining us, the crew of three astronauts has successfully docked at the international space station. the crew successfully docked to the international space station. at this hour, we are awaiting the hatch to open so the crew members can join the others on board the international space station.
questions on the broadcast this evening. if you have a question for us, send it our way we have received a question asking what are the objectives for the dragon crew during the next six months. this is a very good question. over the last 21 years, cruise aboard the space station have created over 3000 scientific experiments. they are prepared to add to that growing number. once they arrive, they will spend the next six months working in the orbital laboratory. having more crew members on boards expands the amount of research that can be conducted. not only will they be contributing to hundreds of experiments, they will be bringing some of them on the crew dragon. it is now successfully docked to the space station. they will document the effects of dietary improvements and
>> we are getting a response. >> that is expected as we are just getting through some stuff. we have you loud and clear. >> letknow when you are ready. we will give you the rest of the water inventory. >> another experiment is a smart phone video guidance system. it was created as a collaboration between nasa and
5:32 p.m. central time and the hatch was open just a few minutes ago. nasa astronauts raja chari, thomas marshburn, kayla barron, and matthias maurer have reached the international space station and we see a pretty special moment happening right now for kayla barron, first-time space flyer, as she is being pinned an official flown nasa astronaut. next up is the european space agency astronaut tom marshburn,
p.m. central time and floated inside the space station at 7:25 p.m. central. >> houston, looks like we are going to target top of the hour for the event. we're go for the voice check at your convenience whenever it works. >> ok. i will call you back in about 26 minutes and do the voice check shortly. >> copy that. >> and endurance crew, calm check -- comcheck on round two.
spacex endurance hears you loud and clear. >> i just want to see everyone here was clapping pretty hard as soon as we saw everybody cross the threshold, a lot of smiles. but we have a few more steps in procedure, if you are able to do that. jump back into section six. our main what is going to be sealing up that bio cube. and section 102. >> yes. we will jump into section six and get working on the bio. >> just for awareness, we are looking to get that done before the pao event before the top of the hour.
>> if you are just joining us this evening, the crew three astronauts have not only successfully docked to the international space station after launching at 8:03 p.m. central time yesterday from launch pad 39a at nasa's kennedy space center at florida, but they have also floated -- >> go for activation. >> houston, copy. >> crew three successfully floated through the space
station hatch at 7:25 p.m. central time. following a dock at 5:32 p.m. central time. at this time, we're waiting on a welcoming ceremony to begin at 8:00 p.m. central time. the crew on board the international space station is going to complete a scene and voice check to make sure everything checks out on the ground before the welcoming ceremony takes place. >> houston, open location 23. >> we copy. stand by.
on your screen, you can see in the bottom right is nasa astronaut mark. he did a lot of preparations ahead of hatch opening. to the left of him is cosmonaut dubrov and european space agency astronaut and member of crew three who just arrived to the international space station, matthias maurer. this is his first time in space. and to the right of him is the current space station commander, cosmonaut anton. >> copy, all.
>> station, concerning t2 harnesses. >> go ahead. >> may i put the harnesses for the crew three folks next to t2 this morning, except i did not find the harness for marshburn. can you tell me where to find that? >> we're checking on that now. not sure we're going to have that asap, but we're asking the question. >> we've got plenty of time. just have to have it before his first t2 session. >> thanks.
>> we're now just 15 minutes away from a welcoming ceremony. on your screen you see veteran astronaut tom marshburn flooding back through the hatch from the endurance vehicle, which docked to the international space station at 5:30 p.m. central time this evening. and there's the view of it docked to the international
and if you are just joining us, the crew three astronauts have successfully docked to the international space station after launching at 8:03 p.m. central time yesterday from launch pad 39a at nasa's kennedy space center in florida. the crew of raja chari, kayla barron, tom marshburn, and european astronaut matthias maurer docked at 5:32 p.m. central time this evening. then they floated aboard at 7:30
>> as a reminder, we are taking your nasa questions, so if you have one, send it our way. we are just a few minutes away from the welcoming ceremony to begin at 8:00 p.m. central time, but we got a question about the zero g indicator for endurance, asking what the name of the zero g indicator was and what the zero g indicator was. it has been a tradition for crew dragon vehicles and crewmembers to select a zero g indicator. for this vehicle the crew three astronauts selected a turtle as
there is zero -- as their zero g indicator. it pays tribute to european space agency astronaut matthias maurer, who is from germany, a s well as pays tribute to the turtle class. >> -- at your convenience. >> go ahead on two. >> i will get to you in 20 seconds on the others of the handover. -- other side of the handover. >> while there is a brief handover, that pays tribute to the turtle class. each astronaut has a class. this one has several turtles flying on board distaste -- the space station.
>> and we are just about five minutes away from our welcoming ceremony where we will hear some remarks from nasa leadership as well as the leadership from the european space agency. still tracking a start time for the welcoming ceremony at 8:00 p.m. central time this evening. >> houston, no reply needed, but we are four minutes out from the pao event.
are we ready to go? >> let's do it. not sure if we are supposed to talk first or if you are. >> i will get started and then you guys can follow. hey. tonight's docking was a perfect way for us to finish up what has been our 10 year anniversary year for the commercial crew program. i don't know about you guys. it feels like the last two weeks have been being -- have been pretty crazy for me. i know you guys are happy to be out of crew quarters. i told norm last night we were rescuing him from crew quarters with this launch. i know market, you were waiting patiently for them to come. enjoying a few days of a little bit of quiet before the next round of folks coming up.
boy, it's good to see you. so i'm hearing that you are here, leading the turtle. if you have the turtle there. as you know, i'm so happy in particular to see you there after all your work doing the joint testing. when you come back, it will be good to hear how the vehicle operated for you with all the work that you did. it is so fantastic to see you all there. safely. we can't wait to see all the work you're going to accomplish. i'm looking forward to many more amazing experiences to come over the next six months while you are there. thank you again for your service. i love what roger said yesterday. you were getting ready for launch as you said, we were hoping for a halloween launch.
it's even cooler right now to be able to launch and dock on veterans day. it's a great way for us to honor our veterans. thank you. >> thanks to all the space experts. it was great to get to work on the vehicle. we all loved the ride up there. it was way smoother than we could have imagined. that feeling of going to the second stage was awesome. a beautiful ride that was neat to see and feel. the engines responded, seeing the displays. we would not have been complete without testing out the system, seeing if we could go from landing to launch another 48 hours. kudos to the entire team that pulled that off. we drove norm crazy but we had a pretty, we are happy to be here now.
we are ready to work. >> hi. i'm very proud to be commander of the great team. we are proud to fly together. i know in the future, we will have beautiful days in orbit together. we will work together and collect together. >> i can't tell you how happy i am to see the smiling faces. all seven of us are friends and we will become better friends as time goes on. we have a lot of work to do to do all the experiments. i learned that at this moment, we've got 60 experiments in progress. by the time we finish our time up here, we will have
participated in many more experiments than that. we have many -- a lot of work to do. exciting times coming up. it's an honor to be up here at a time when these folks are able to help out, not just with doing science that will help out humanity on the earth right now, but also to help the human race be better able to explore further away from our home planet. >> thank you. we now welcome the director general. please call space -- station for a voice check. >> how do you hear me? >> 555.
>> fantastic. really happy to see you, happy to see all of you. it's amazing to see your smiling faces. i think it must be a great feeling, experiencing weightlessness, life for the first time for you. i think it's just fantastic. for you, it's fascinating. both recover for him but also to engage in post-mission scientific activities. the science that you will continue in the coming six months. i can only tell you that we are so proud of you and excited to see you at the space station.
we wish you the best of luck. you have a lot of science and experiments ahead of you. including work on the robotic arm. we look forward to seeing you working in nasa and russian spacesuits. i hope that you have some time to enjoy the stunning views of our beautiful planet earth from the coppola. your message to planet earth, to all of us down here, will be exciting. it's just beautiful. very warm welcome to all of you. on behalf of the space agency. i'm so excited and happy to see you up there smiling. have a very good day. >> my thanks. many thanks to all of our
colleagues who helped me to find a way up here into space. it was an interesting ride yesterday. just minutes before we started this event, michael gave me the honor of opening the coppola shutters. it's an amazing view. if the view that i was dreaming about for years. after this event, i will go back and indulge that. yes. we have a lot of sign six permits ahead. i'm happy to continue what thomas started. after six months, i will hand over to samantha and it will be the longest european presence in face, 1.5 years without interruption. yes. we strive to provide. thank you very much. >> thank you.
very warm greetings from all of us here. pinkish and. >> [speaking non-english language] >> this is used in acr. that concludes the event. >> thank you for your participation in the welcome ceremony. we are now resuming normal operational audio communications. >> what an incredible few hours it has been.
it is great to see the crew three astronauts on board. they were welcomed by leaders from each of the space agencies that represent the crewmembers of endurance. first we heard from kathy leaders, the associate administrator of space operations, mission director. we heard remarks from joe shish -- from the european space agency director general. each of them talked about what it took to get to this moment, to welcome for new astronauts to the international space station, bringing the current population of the space station to seven human beings. it's been an incredible 24 hours for crew three and we are thrilled he's -- to see them safely on board. we've been with you from the very beginning, starting with the crew suiting up in the suit up room at the onc building. the crew then headed to the launchpad and made their way up the surface structure. we had an on-time lift off
yesterday. the first stage separated and came back to earth while dragon separated from the second stage. we had a good nosecone deploy in five major burns took place as dragon made its way to the space station. endurance and its crew docked to the international space station at 5:32 p.m. central time and the crewmembers floated through the hatch at 7:25 p.m. central time. officially bringing them to their new home for the next six weeks -- six months in space. it's been an incredible 24 hours watching this mission and on behalf of spacex and nasa, thank you for watching it all unfold with us. the third crew mission has reached the international space station and will spend a proximally six months docked at the space station until it's time for the crew to return home. the crew three has successfully arrived at the international space station. follow nasa and spacex on social
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