Watch NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 Mission Arrive at the International Space StationMay 30, 2021
270 meters and Crew Dragon is expected to converge with waypoint one directly in front of the
stationin less than five minutes. You can see the views, just over the shoulders of Commander Shane Kimbrough and pilot Megan McCarthur Kimbrough on the left Macarthur on the from that view from this view from the
stationyou can see what we mentioned earlier where the dragon was below the station, you could see that before when it had the earth in the background it is now almost adjacent or almost in the same orbit as the international space station as it heads to the docking hub at waypoint one and this maneuvers from below the station to front the docking port is almost complete just a few minutes away, getting great views from all sides from the station side from the dragon side the outline of the station you see on the screens inside the dragon
crewis in line with the position of where the dragon is in relation to the international space station.
It's almost at the docking gate with about two and a half minutes left until it converges on waypoint one, and as a reminder, the dragon is flying autonomously, so they're not using those display panels to fly the dragon, just They're using them to monitor every step of the way, so the
crewis basically waiting patiently until they dock at the station. passing the dragon in a better view, much clearer now that it is only 240 meters away, you can see the nose cone clearly, deployed, extended, to the side facing space or the zenithal side, a very enlarged and could almost be made out. those four uh bulkhead thrusters on the front of the dragon capsule there you go, cronus is adjusting the aperture of the dragon
spacexstation cameras in the big loop get close to one and the soft capture extension will begin shortly the dragon will continue up to a waypoint 2 with additional lighting evaluation occurs at 110 meters, as noted above, to take into account whether sunlight results in the loss of dragonite geofilters.
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The dragon will autonomously retreat to waypoint one and remain in closed-loop control using time-of-flight filters. handover period, so we may have missed a call while we were switching tdrs satellites, we are looking at about 20 seconds until we converge on waypoint one, there will be an approach maneuver using the draco thrusters, it's called approximation one and that. We will move Dragon uh from and just in front of the docking hub 220 meters away and we will start moving approaching waypoint two just 20 meters away from the docking hub, of course they will be monitoring along the way, We heard the main mention is that they will have a checkpoint to make sure there isn't too much sunlight on the space station, which will prevent the dragon from docking if that happens.
The dragon will back off autonomously and wait until the sunlight has cleared. make sure a good docking with the space station because this is all self-contained, it uses some visual cameras to align with the docking port, so it's very important that we don't have that sunlight interfering with the way Spacex has it high and clear. the big loop how me very loud and clear your last one we copied most of it but you cut it towards the end not sure if there's anything important to us kathy i'm going to repeat the end of the call we had a tdrs Delivery just for awareness after the lighting evaluation if we continue, but sunlight results in a loss of the dragonite geofilters.
The dragonite will autonomously retreat to waypoint one, still in closed-loop control using the time-of-flight filters. I'll copy, okay, wake up. Thank you very much for repeating, no problem, no problem, Shane and for being aware that the c2v2 link reconfiguration has been completed there. The core simply reiterated that they will check to make sure that sunlight does not interfere with the visual systems between the dragon and the space station, if that happens the dragon will retract autonomously and wait until we get some good visual views so that these systems dock together, so that's it, the crew's dragon resistance is seen a little clearer now from the cameras aboard the dragon dock. to the zenith port, uh, yes, that was at the top of the screen, that is now again to reiterate, uh, the dragon passed the waypoint 1220 meters in front of the station, executed a burn maneuver to continue forward and move forward, so we are approaching. one and is heading towards waypoint two now inside the exclusion sphere, it is currently in the process of extending its soft capture ring which will be used to attach to the forward port international docking adapter.
We're monitoring Dragon's visual systems. Execute an automatic retreat if the sun was interfering with the optical systems while approaching an approach. We are about 150 meters from the station. We have such a great camera view here that you can really see the details in the dragon again. four bulkhead thrusters, you can almost read the logo, the dragon logo on the side of the vehicle, that's right, we'll get even better views as it gets even closer to make contact and capture with the space station, there it is, yeah , based on the trajectory here we can even anticipate a capture a little earlier than we anticipated we were looking at around 2:10 AM.
Pacific time, it could be 207 p.m. m., maybe closer, the features of the space station come into view very clearly, you can see a lot of details there and, as you mentioned, the crew, a dragon station in the big loop, complete procedure review, ready to dock, copies of Houston, well, that was the confirmation from Victor Glover aboard the international space station from the side of the space station, he is ready to dock. the soft capture ring itself is fully extended 115 meters to close, looking at your screen, the port we are going to dock to is directly in the middle of the screen, that circular area on the international space station, the houston station in two for the ike report on ssc 17 and d2dm we are seeing some strange configurations in the video and would like to close and restart.
We can take care of that from scratch if you want. If you see a nominal that works for us, that's fine, so Victor Glover. aboard the station still has a Dragon Spacex soft capture extension that is complete, plus we surpassed sunlight for dragonite filters so we are not going to order a hold so that is great news we passed the 110 meter checkpoint that the ground operators were referring to. making sure the sun wasn't interfering with the optical sensors, the dragon eye, uh, which are part of the guidance, navigation and control system board, dragon, we pass that check mark, we're ready to go, we beat the sun there, uh, so we are. now within 80 meters and the approaching dragon will stop at 20 meters which is designated as waypoint 2 to perform a go no go post to be ready on both the dragon side and the international space station side, making sure Make sure everyone is ready to dock if we go.
We expect a dock during this pass over an orbital day which is expected in less than 20 minutes some of the features there you can see many of the visiting vehicles aboard the station at the bottom there is a Russian soyuz vehicle that carried the crew to the international space station uh right in front of that it's actually up there is the Crew Dragon resistance the zenith port once Crew Dragon
arrives the devil there will be two Crew Dragons attached to the space station in this view from Crew Dragon looking at the international space station. as if it is a very slow and steady motion but in reality they are moving at 17,500 miles per hour, the rendezvous operations are absolutely incredible, you can see the Northrop Grumman cygnus cargo ship as well as some of the ultraflex solar panels that appear in view.
With a little clarity again, you could see crew one's dragon vehicle at the top of the screen. Once Crew 2 docks at the International Space Station, we will have two crew dragons docked at the same time for the first time. That view there was really a truly representation of an international cooperation there, the US built node 2 is where the dragon will speak today it was flanked by the European columbus module in the Japanese copies of
spacexthe visors are down we can go into wait at waypoint 2, we're still waiting for terrain Go to final approach never copy the detail of this camera view is pretty incredible here from the international space station
watching the crew dragon as it slowly approaches and as it expected, a dragon holding waypoint two which is about 20 meters away right in front of the docking. axis, if you're just joining us, we're just waiting for a confirmation to go dock, currently holding the dragon at waypoint 2. and again it looks like the dragon is paused and not even moving, but again, like We just mentioned, both the space station and Crew Dragon are actually moving at about 17,500 miles per hour, so it's pretty incredible how it can maintain these speeds to make it look like they're completely stopped.
That's right, the teams on the ground both from the station side at Houston
missioncontrol and from the
mission. controls hawthorne by simply checking and verifying that all systems are going to proceed with docking and when we start docking there will be two parts to this, there will be a soft capture followed by a hard capture, the soft capture will be a soft capture ring that basically just connects the dragon crew to the space station to allow for the difficult capture, which will be 12 hooks that will hold the dragon to the station again. We are standing next to the international space station flying over the Indian Ocean, now just south of the Indian border it is heading towards. heading southeast just south of australia and should cross the terminator line into the pacific ocean on an orbital night.
The expectation is that the dragon will depart here from waypoint 2 and continue docking before orbital night to beat the sun. you see this camera moving again this is controlled from the ground from mission control in houston and they are maneuvering this camera so we can get a more detailed view of the dragon effort of crew 2 waiting patiently to dock at the international space station dragon in its second flight about to dock at the front end of the international space station for the second station and effort in the large group so we can't get that video back for the d2dm so you can close that window and we should be ready. to push towards final approach shortly, did you hear, uh, that call, talk to ike, ike actually refers to victor glover, which is just his nickname, dragon, spacex in the big circuit terrain, now going to approach after confirmation that the crew is ready for final approach. we will enable approach, confirm readiness and a reminder once the dragon is within the crew no intervention point, retreats and escapes are no longer allowed, who is ready and got some good words that the crew is ready for the docking to the international space station. you will no longer have control of any abort, if an abort is necessary it will have to be done by the young dragon autonomous and in the large loop monitor as per steps 3 and 4 and copy 1.104 again, now we are moving towards the cut which is the point of non-crew intervention, as I mentioned before, if there is an interruption, Dragon will have to do it autonomously.
Well, we got confirmation that approach 2 has been initiated, so Dragon is now heading inland from the 20-meter holding point by about 18 meters and closing the final approach of the effort to dock with the International Space Station has begun. talk expected in about three and a half minutes from now and you can see on your screen as Crew Dragon is slowly approaching that port to dock, sorry, we're. 13 meters and approaching, making a slow and methodical approach to the docking port that is at the forward end of the international space station, that international docking adapter where Crew Dragon Enforcer docked once before 10 meters, copy 10 meters, which one was that call, this Crew Dragon is.
Just 10 meters away from the International Space Station as it continues to approach to dock again, docking will occur in two phases, although there will be a soft capture followed by a hard capture and whatthat strong catch means is that 12 physical hooks will connect to the dragon. to the space station great views of the dragon just six meters away as the station and dragon fly in tandem 263 statute miles over the southern Indian Ocean in the background five meters we are five meters away and closing the copy five meters we really start to see the details on the dragon there, as it approaches docking, that's right, eight feet, 30 seconds, the crew doesn't take the point, it's called dragon spacex in the big loop, soft capture confirmed big news with that call, that's out, the captures confirmed that it's true, that saw the capture time 208. a.m.
Pacific Time 408 AM eastern station and dragon connected 264 statute miles over the southern Indian Ocean effort connected to the international space station for the second time there are still a few steps to complete before the dragon is firmly attached dragon spacex in the soft capture ring of the great retraction loop in progress, that's good, the ring retraction is happening, the ring retraction is happening as expected and after the ring is retracted, 12 hooks will hook six at a time to make a difficult catch and officially dock a dragon to the international space station. Got this really awesome view of dragon, as it is connected to the port, it is currently progressing hard capture, soft capture, ring retraction takes some time, continuing at anticipated speed, things are looking good again, this It is the first in a series of steps to officially mate the dragon with the station, if you are just joining us, we hear the call for a soft capture confirmed at 208 AM.
Pacific Time, 408 BC ET, the station and the dragon were 264 statute miles over the southern Indian Ocean at the time of contact and capture, we are still in the process of retracting the soft capture ring and anticipating, uh, continuing with the hard capture sequence where 12 hooks will drive to officially dock the dragon with the international space station docking adapter in the forward port of the dragon effort crew docked on that board for the second time dragon spacex in the large loop ring retraction is complete the docking sequence is being held for the mcs reconfiguration device if you are just joining us as you can see on your screen the dragon crew has made contact with the international space station we are currently in the progress of the effort and The MCS station is set to continue the hope driving great momentum.
This is now the beginning of the difficult capture sequence. This is where 12 hooks will latch between the dragon and the space station, six hooks at a time. This will take a few minutes to complete, that's right, mcs is just a configuration of the international space station attitude control, it needed to be configured differently between a soft capture and hard capture sequence, so now that it has been confirmed, you can Go ahead and press to activate the 12 hooks. I needed to confirm a difficult capture to reiterate that the dragon uh had contact and capture with the space station at 208 AM Pacific time. 508 a.m., Eastern Space Station and the Dragon crossing the terminator line just south of Australia, about to head toward the start of the South Pacific Ocean.
Seeing that the dragon's views get a little darker as we are still going through the difficult capture sequence, again we are still going through the difficult capture sequence. There are 12 hooks that lead to officially docking the dragon with the international space station, six of them lead to the current station. attitude set to support the difficult capture sequence now operating on control motion gyros to maintain attitude control during the difficult capture sequence, okay and we have confirmation of the first set of hooks, all six have been actuated, they look good , the second set is driving and
Well, at the anticipated halfway speed, this will take just a couple more minutes for the full capture to complete as a reminder after the full capture is completed, they still have a few more steps they need to take to ensure the la space station and the dragon are safe for the crew to enter, the hatch will open as both the crew and the crew aboard the dragon and the station will perform some procedures before the crew enters the international space station, but Una Once you enter the station, there will be a welcoming ceremony again. Half of the hard catch hooks have been placed and locked in place.
The second set of six hooks, 12 in total, six of them. Driving Dragon Spacex into the big loop, the tough catch is. complete, you're going to open visors, okay, the dragon crew effort has officially
arrived at the international space station, that dynamic period of the docking phase is complete, the crew inside the dragon has been wearing their suits just as a precaution additional extraordinary, uh, but you can go. Go ahead and raise your visors, it will be some time before the hatches are open between Dragon and the international space station. There are still a few things to configure on that side, the international docking adapter vestibule that separates the Dragon hatches and the international space station. space station that has been exposed to the vacuum of space and has had the sun shine periodically, so by pressing, repressurizing the lobby to equal the pressure inside the space station, our chapter is complete, welcome to iss, we are very excited to have it on board.
Thanks Anna, we're glad to be here, see you all in a few minutes, International Space Station Commander Shannon Walker welcomes the crew. Now Crew 2 has officially arrived at the International Space Station again. It will be some time until they arrive. but the commander of the international space station welcomes four new crew members for his expedition, on board here shortly, okay, so again there are a series of steps here as we enter an orbital night completing the coupling the dragon crew effort to international space. space station for the second time, that contact and uh capture occurred at 208 am Pacific time, 508 am, this, we have a confirmed hard capture, the umbilical is in motion to connect the station to the dragon and provide data, power and communication through that umbilical so you no longer have to rely on your own systems.
Everything looks good for that vehicle. It'll be some time before we repressurize the lobby and open those hatches between the dragon and the international space station. The crew will be inside the station. getting it ready to open, the Spacex docking sequence is complete, welcome to the station, thank you, thank you, great to be here, in a few more official words, that the docking is complete, the crew must be very excited to have finally arrived at the space station again. A few more steps they will need to complete and a few checks before they can enter the space station, but the crew can now remove their suits before moving on to hatch operations, so they can now start to feel comfortable again.
I need these suits now that they have arrived at the space station, that's right, and it will be some time again until the area between the international space station and the hatches floor, are you ready for us to start stopping the copies of spacex? you're going to begin the suit making and audio setup procedure four decimal zero one two copy that's in work so again it's going to take some time for the crew to start taking off the suits it's going to be some time to repressurize the vestibule uh station The astronauts of the side of the station will configure the hatch in preparation to open it and welcome the crew inside the international space station.
It was a fantastic docking, everything happened right on cue, and as expected, it was great to see the crew. Dragon Enforce docks at the international space station once again, we've enjoyed it from here at Hawthorne Mission Control, uh, but to see how things turned out from the space station side as we work together, uh, to complete the operation today, let's go with Courtney Beasley. for a refresher on what's coming now that the dragon stocks cameras are external happy thank you thank you gary it's fantastic to see dragons successfully docked to the international space station even through the face masks you can see and feel the excitement in the room here at Houston mission control now.
While we're docked, Victor Glover is securing some equipment and will then move straight into hatch operations. You will first open the large hatch on Node 2 forward, giving you access to the inside of the pressurized docking adapter, then you will have to pressurize the vestibule, which is The small space between the hatches of the Dragon and the space station was exposed to vacuum before docking and you will need to fill it with air and make sure its pressure is almost equal to the atmospheric pressure of the Dragon and the station. A small valve on the station hatch to slowly introduce air into the vestibule and the flight controllers here in Houston will monitor the pressure and temperature readings inside and check that everything is leak-free before we prepare to open the hatches.
We expect it to take about two hours to pressurize and check everything before we open the hatches with dragons successfully docked to the international space station, which is the latest from here at mission control in Houston and back to the team in Hawthorne. Okay thanks Courtney, as mentioned it will take some time. Go ahead and follow those procedures, but we'll stay with you during today's coverage. Of course, one of the most important things will be to repressurize the vestibule between the hatches. There is a hatch called the passage hatch which is the hatch of the international space station. side and then there is the dragon hatch in the middle there is a vestibule that is currently in a vacuum so to travel through both hatches you need to repressurize that, now that there is a hard relationship between the two vehicles they will check the seal.
I'll do some leak checks while they're repressurizing the lobby to vacuum, uh, and that'll take some time. Check the cabinet. Spacex has you loud and clear on the cockpit microphone or you're listening to the crew, uh, inside, trying to go through their procedures one of the first things they're ready to do is take off those suits that they had to wear during several of the operations uh uh from a launch from the Kennedy Space Center to a docking with the launch of the international space station is a very dynamic activity, so they had suits on until the orbital insertion and then they were able to take off the suits, eat, go to the bed, check some of the systems, wake up and then just before we go into the approach phase of today's flight with the approach to the initiation burn, they put on their suits and we can pressurize them and they help pressurize throughout the entire sequence from today's flight to docking, now you can take it off, you can stretch the change and put on something a little more comfortable, uh. but not very comfortable, of course, because they will have an event to welcome them aboard the international space station.
We hope all 11 crew members will be there to welcome you. There will be quite a few people, but there should be a lot of people. It's exciting to see that a lot of people on board the international space station and those calls that we just heard were checking, they were checking communications with the dragon crew, communications, because now they took off their suits, they have communications through their suits. , but since they're not going to wear their suits anymore, they need to use communications through Dragon, so it's very exciting, uh, it sounds like they're outside, they're taking off their suits as we speak or they're taking off their suits and then we .
The process will soon begin to open those hatches so the crew can finally enter the space station, so it will take a little time, but we'll be here with you every step of the way if you're just joining now. We Crew 2 have finally ducked down to the International Space Station after about a 23 hour journey from Earth to the station again, they are going to perform some procedures here before Crew 2 can enter the space station. I will be opening a pass through hatch, which is the side hatch of the space station followed by the dragon hatch, but this will take some time, they will need to repressurize the vestibule between those two hatches before the crew can enter.
That's right, the umbilical on the dragon sidehas been fully expanded to provide power and data communications from the international space station to the dragons, the dragon no longer needs to rely on its own power systems and of course when the hatches are open they will be able to mix the air from the environment . That's inside the space station with the dragon, so you no longer need to rely on your environmental control and life support systems in the meantime, you're still doing it because the hatches are battened down between the dragon and the international space station, there's a gap called vestibule between them since it is currently in vacuum, that vestibule has been exposed to the vacuum of the space at the front end of the international coupling adapter, so when the pressure rises again there may be oscillations due to temperature variation , there may be oscillations that need to be wetted before an effective leak check can be performed, so the process of repressurizing the vestibule between those two hatches takes quite a while;
It is expected to be approximately two hours until both hatches are open due to the amount of time. to re-pressurize that vestibule now from the side of the station uh Victor Glover will equip the eight-step hatch which is the one on the side of the station, he will open it and remove it as soon as the vestibule is pressurized, he will open it and remove the docking target and install some padding on the passage hatch so there is no unnecessary contact when the astronauts pass through the hatch from Crew Dragon to enter the forward end of the International Space Station Houston in two in the large loops that are Go to pick up and enter part one, step one.
Please note that pre-admission ventilation in step 1.6 is not necessary. Okay, continue with step one and 1.6 is not necessary. Dragon Spacex, no response required, but power connection has been established. They go, then, Victor Glover continues. The International Space Station side is already following their procedures to configure the hatches for entry, essentially supporting the opening of the hatches, repressurizing the vestibule, there is a lot to happen before we can open the hatch and welcome the crew. Inside, the umbilical has been fully extended and we just received confirmation that the dragon is getting power from the international space station, so the solar panels on the station are providing downstream power to the dragon.
The dragon no longer needs to rely on its power, which it officially confirmed that it will take again. At some point until the dragon hatches open, our dragon and space station hatches are open and we have noticed the last two times that the crew dragons have docked to the station, the last two times were When the crew was on board for demo 2 and crew one, we noticed that the crew inside the dragon took some time before getting situated. Make sure everything on the dragon side was set up before leaving it and entering the international space station.
We should see celebratory hugs from the crew on board. As they move forward one at a time, they will be together for the next few days until they have to say goodbye to the crew. One of the astronauts aboard the international space station. Shannon Walker hands over command of the international space station, uh, before she does. She will hand over command to Aki Hoshide, who is currently aboard Crew 2. He will assume responsibility for the commander of the International Space Station during Expedition 65 until he is ready to hand it over to the next crew, all of which will happen in the next pair. days the Dragon Enforcement crew is docked at the International Space Station as we speak, the crew aboard the space station and Crew 2 are preparing for a couple of procedures here for the hatch opening, which is the opening of the hatch on the side of the space station as well as the crew dragon hatch and this will take about an hour, a little over an hour and a half, to go through all of these procedures, so even though Crew 2 is in the station on the big circuit, there are no two front hatches, open a copy iq and you're off. to continue with step two, pressurize the vestibule to step two, as I mentioned, they are following several procedures to open those two hatches, as they can listen to the communication between Victor Glover on board the station with the ground team, helping him with the procedures.
The first hash he mentioned is the forward hatch of node two from inside the node two segment of the international space station. There are three hatches to get from node two to the dragon itself. Dragon Spacex if you want, reference procedure for decimal 400. to monitor lobby pressurization copy 400 for the depressed festival so now that the forward hatch of node 2 is open victor Glover inside the pressurized docking adapter below the pma there's the passage hatch, the uh hatch that now separates the international space station from the dragon with the two forward hatches open, Victor Glover can work to manually pressurize the vestibule and we just heard from here at Hawthorne Mission Control that the crew aboard Dragon Enforcement will be able to monitor lobby pressurization on their screens from the crew side.
Dragon, you're looking at both flight controllers zero nine three eight live, so you're looking at the two flight control rooms on the left. Spacex headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Flight controllers. There, successfully, monitoring the crew's navigation. Dragon effort that autonomously made its way from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station docking at 2:208 a.m. Pacific Time 508 a.m. Eastern Time with the International Space Station as they fly over the southern Indian Ocean, Control teams are now working to configure Dragon for its stay aboard the International Space Station if Hart docked it using 12 lead hooks to connect it to the International Docking Adapter and has connected an umbilical and confirms that power is being drawn from the space station to the dragon who no longer needs it. depending on your power source during the day, okay, if you're just joining us, you'll get a live view of both control rooms.
On the left is Spacex Mission Control in Hawthorne and on the right, Mission Control in Houston with the International Space Station Flight Control Room, the crew Dragon Endeavor is officially docked to the space station international and right now, the teams on both the station side and the dragon side are working to prepare to open the hatches between them which is going to take some time until we get to the point where we can open the hatches, Victor Glover in the side of the station is currently inside the pressurized docking adapter you are working on to manually pressurize the vestibule that exists between both hatches you will take. some time because that lobby has been exposed to vacuum since before Crew Dragon docked at 208 AM Pacific Time, for our 508 AM Eastern Time, and uh, that, uh, because it's been exposed to vacuum , the thermal environment causes it to have a little bit of oscillation as the pressure increases, so they need to have some thermal equalization in the vestibule before starting pressurization to ensure the leak checks are accurate, so they do a check of leaks on the way to the pressure, which is a little over 14 pounds per square inch they will do a pressure check at five pounds per square inch, make sure everything is good, that the vestibule maintains the pressure and then they will continue to go up to even the pressure between the international space station and the dragon crew meanwhile, victor.
Glover will open the apas hatch on the side of the international space station, which is the hatch that separates the lobby from the dragon hatch. He will equip the apas hatch by removing the docking target, which is a long rod with an x and was used. for some of the optical navigation equipment on the crew's dragon for the dragon's approach and eventual docking to the station, he'll remove it, put some pads on the eight-step hatch, uh, make sure no one hits the head as you enter and then as you head into the lobby there is a small window, hopefully you will be able to greet your crewmates before they open the dragon hatch after both hatches are open the crews from both sides will position themselves well first, crew. 2 astronauts will simply make sure everything is okay on the effort side before going ahead and officially leaving the vehicle.
The effort's interior crew will enter the international space station one at a time and will be greeted by the seven crew members currently on board. the international space station, including crew one astronauts, you have mike hopkins, victor glove and shannon walker from
nasaand suichi naguchi from the japan aerospace exploration agency, also on board, who arrived on a russian soyuz in april earlier this month it was mark vande alto from
nasaand oleg novitskiy and piotr dubrov from roscosmos dragon spacex for audio setup we are about to transition to hardline audio with iss so you just heard the confirmation that the dragon and the international space station are now docked not only by the international docking adapter, but there is also an umbilical that extends to the space station.
We had confirmation that we have power being drawn from the space station next to the dragon, so they are setting up some of the other channels, including communication, and they will set that up in a moment, part of the sequence of events that will happen during the next few hours until, as we continue to repressurize the lobby and prepare the station and the dragon to eventually open the hatches, we will be with you for the entire duration of uh, this sequence until we get those hatches open and provide live coverage of A welcome ceremony shows the interior of the space station and the UH Dragon crews, both Brazilian and Endeavor, and of course the Soyuz MS-18 vehicle who are all aboard the International Space Station now as part of Expedition 65 officially welcoming us aboard and in denver houston in two in the big loop for hardline we're ready for context with spacex iss and houston okay so it's a little hard to see from this view uh it's a camera view From external camera aboard the international space station in the port truss, you can see the nose cone raised, but that is the effort of the crew dragon at the forward end of the station, it is docked with difficulty using 12 hooks that have led to the crew's dragon being forcefully captured. effort to the international space station is also connected by umbilical to the station we have confirmed that power is being drawn from the station to dragon dragon no longer needs to rely on its own internal systems for power that umbilical also provides a communication line that now comes This will be a test of that line of communication between the teams, between the dragon itself, the dragon crew, the international space station and the ground teams, making sure that that connection that we have been listening for during the approach and docking phase of the today's flight in the big loop houston and the station this is the effort contract and spacex has you loud and clear effort and houston has you loud and clear and this space station has you volunteer in hard line we leave everything in hard line, so the same control teams that we have been listening to during the approach and docking phase of the flight in the large loop that includes Spacex flight controllers in mission control.
Hawthorne, the voice you are hearing is that of central operations or the crew and resource engineer Arthur Barry Alt, confirmed from here. in hawthorne, from mission control in houston, capcom kathy bolt confirmed that the hardline communications network is working aboard the international space station, that was the voice of victor glover, who is currently working on procedures to open the hatches, including repressurizing the lobby, still waiting for some temperature equalization there before that begins, but those will be some of their next steps and then aboard the Dragon Enforcer team, Commander Shin Kimbro confirms that line communication dura is working, so we have good energy and good communication through the medical Internet line with the dragon. from the international space station we will continueproviding regular updates throughout this sequence of repressurizing the lobby and opening the hatches that set up the dragon and the international space station as they dock in spacex's space effort to get some reports on 4 decimal 400 when you're ready, spacex is ready to copy by 4 decimals 400. okay for tablet percentage ms-177 cdr 84 plt 87 ms279, okay, spacex copies reading back tablet powers are ms-177 cdr is eight four plt is eight seven and ms2 is seven nine good reading station houston in two we have had a good pressurization of the lobby pressurization and leak check you are going to collect an income part two step three okay, that's great news, pick up in part two step three to the entry, thank you if You just joined us, you are watching the live broadcast of the Crew 2 mission for Spacex and NASA.
The Crew 2 Dragon Enforcement has docked with the international space station. They are currently working on some procedures to process the opening of the Apas hatch, which is the hatch on the side of the International Space Station, as well as the hatch on the Crew Dragon before the crew enters the space station and What you are seeing on your screen is the Crew Dragon Enforcer docked at the international space station. We are listening to some calls. While they are following some procedures, we will keep up with the teams again, this process takes a little time, so if you are just joining us, the dragon itself is attached to the international space. station, the crew inside, namely Victor Glover, is taking gradual steps to open the hatches between the international space station and the dragon itself.
Glover uh waited for the thermal equalization of the vestibule between each of the hatches, the station side and the dragon side after the thermal equalization. He turned it up to about five pounds per square inch, performed a leak check and everything seemed fine, so he proceeded to increase the vestibule pressure to match the pressure of the international space station with the vestibule pressurization complete and after a few checks, Glover will be given the go to open the hatch on the side of the station, the passage hatch, once it is open, you will be able to see the crew, two astronauts inside the dragon effort, there is a small window in the dragon hatch where you can see them and their The main job before opening that hatch will be to set up the side hatch of the station.
That hatch is configured with a docking target. It is a small rod with an x on the end that provided guidance to the dragon during its approach to dock with the international space station. We will remove that docking target and provide some padding to allow safe entry to the International Space Station for the Crew 2 astronauts. Victor Glover is one of the NASA astronauts who flew with Crew One about six months ago, for what is he who prepares, who? has been preparing the space station for the arrival of Crew 2. This is Victor's first mission to the International Space Station, the first time he has been in space, so it's great to be able to welcome him to the crew team. 2 and help them get on board. space station houston station on 2 for the node 2 video yes we were wondering if we could get permission to come on board and also know that you are welcome on board okay and we will need the HD camera on properly so we have I've had good luck with some of the external views here, they come from a camera in the exposed japanese facility pointing at the forward end of the international space station where the dragon is currently docked.
Crew Dragon Endeavor very soon with Victor Glover's permission we should get some views from inside the International Space Station and see what Victor Glover is doing, he is at the front end inside the pressurized docking adapter, performing his procedural procedures to setting up the passage hatch, preparing it to open, uh, we did it. I heard a confirmation before that the lobby is pressurized between the two hatches, those hatches are the station hatch and the dragon hatch. Looks like we got that live view of the station. I think that's suicide aboard the international space station. Colonel Mike Hopkins, astronaut and NASA commander. of the crew, a resilience dragon comes into the picture as well, there are seven crew members currently aboard the international space station, not counting the crew, two astronauts who are on the other side of that hatch, once that hatch is open, there will be 11 crew members on Boarding the international space station is like forgetting that you don't really need to be in a vertical position to work from this orientation.
We are looking in a vertical position. If you look down or down from this position, you would go straight down. towards the earth but you can clearly see suici naguchi upside down mike hopkins was just upside down you don't really need to be in a particular orientation to work coming into frame that's victorGlover and Mark Vanda High from NASA, who arrived earlier this month in the launch of the Soyuz MSI 18 rocket from Kazakhstan, with two Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Novitskiy and Piotr Dubrov, joining the welcoming ceremony to welcome the crew and astronauts on board as well. Another thing to point out, you can see that each of them are only wearing socks, they don't need shoes to be on the space station as they don't actually walk anywhere, they are floating, yes they usually wear them. his hands really to propel himself from one module to another, but his feet, you can see some of the blue handrails located around the international space station.
There's a good shot of how astronauts typically use those handrails. They will wrap their feet underneath them to stabilize them. It looks like the pressurized docking adapter is used for some stowage, so there is regis. It appears that Naguchi and Glover are reconfiguring some of the stored items to allow some space to open the apas hatch, the hatch on the side of the international space station, and provide a path for the crew of 2 astronauts to pass through the hatch to be greeted. at node 2. So again the lobby is pressurized between the dragon hatch and the station hatch.
You can see Naguchi working on the station hatch. His next procedure is to go ahead and open it. and you can see confirmed that there is a passage hatch open, gucci taking some initial photographs. Part of the procedures will be to inspect the hatch itself, inspect for foreign object debris in Houston, a station hatch open and that it is dry and the seals are clean and copies of Houston and you. you can continue on step four dragon spacex for procedure 4 decimal 400. when you are ready with that a step call that unlocks us to go to section 5 of 4 decimal 400 when we get there also when you are ready we will be ready to collect the inventory in section 3.
Okay, the inventory comes to you and we're ready for section five after those copies of Spacex. Thank you, thank you for the inventory, so quickly compared to what I reported before. The only delta is two bottles from one location, sorry, from location nine of the pack, all the rest is according to our previous report, so I'm not sure you need all the details of what's left, because it kind of di the details of what we consumed from the food locations I can give. you the details is your call copies of spacex if there is no delta from your previous report we don't need it but I will read again that it was four bottles of the bag two zero four two bottles of two copy those two bottles of two zero four uh last question for section five four decimal four hundred, does that two bottles include the additional bottle that will be used in step five decimal one or will we need an additional bottle?
That's a good question, Arthur, and we're working on this so you can add. Another bottle for this section and we'll take it two out of six. Alright, Spacex copies. Thanks to Tomah. We'll take a bottle of 206. And the last question from Tamal Spacex. Can you confirm that there are no food deltas in the previous report or did you do that too? consume the midday meals for today uh no no we didn't consume anything the last food consumption was the one I reported earlier okay copy thank you okay you just heard the core here at mission control hawthorne communicating with the crew inside the dragon they are behind this camera view you're looking at here this is the centerline camera of the dragon effort crew.
You're watching uh suichi naguchi as he equips the passage hatch preparing for the astronauts within the effort. to go through the hatch, the dragon hatch is still closed while Naguchi continues to equip that passage hatch, he took some pictures when entering the hall you see here and took some pictures to inspect the ape hatch, make sure the seals are look well, uh. He reported that they all looked great, so he continues with the procedures of putting on some pads and removing the tie rod from the center of the APAS hatch. a pass representing the androgynous peripheral assembly system just the hatch on the side of the station, the last one until you reach the dragon hatch dragon spacex question about the procedure four decimal zero one two clubs golf ahead spacex just wanted to follow up uh we want to confirm that all four suits are drying and then when we're ready when we can get back on board uh all four suits are drying some of them have already been drying for an hour and you're welcome to come back on board probably tomorrow thanks alright I have a few words so we can get some camera views inside Crew Dragon with crew 2.
The team has already dropped their suits confirming that their suits are drying while awaiting entry to the international space station . What you are seeing on your screen is Suici Naguchi preparing this lobby area for the entry of Crew 2 before opening the crew. Dragon Hatch Once that hatch is open, the crew will not immediately enter the space station. They have to go through a few more procedures just to make sure everything is okay before you enter the space station so you can see some of the padding that is needed to equip that passage hatch, it's just wrapping it around the metal structure that is the side hatch of the station we will do this to completion at the other end hopefully we will get some views from inside the dragon cabin and see both perspectives from the side of the dragon dragon spacex for awareness the cameras are back on board thank you welcome to morgan, okay hopefully we'll get those views inside the dragon soon as we switch to gucci and continue outfitting the hatch again, this is one of those steps to open all the hatches between the dragon and the international space station which now gets views from Inside the dragon, the crew has taken off their suits and are now dressed and ready for the welcoming ceremony once.
As they come aboard, we'll give them some hugs and they'll have a chance to talk to some of their crewmates before getting in front of the camera to officially welcome the crew to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a complex orbital that will support a crew of 11 uh until Wednesday the 28th is the planned undocking time for the crew an astronaut suicina naguchi currently one of those astronauts who will depart along with three American astronauts, including shane kim mike hopkins shannon walker and victor glounter, all well it looks like naguchi has a passage hatch wrapped up you can see right above him he used a series of padding and blankets to wrap the metal structure that is the side hatch of the station and now it's inside the lobby check out some of The tubes in the lobby section that look out towards us on the side of the pressurized coupling adapter allow some of the air to circulate from the station side and eliminate any carbon pockets that may appear in the surroundings of the station. space station, so we're just over an hour and a half away from docking the official document time the effort station is ready for dragon hatch equalization the houston coffee effort copy the efforts that's the astronaut mark van gaal coming to assist the crew on both sides getting confirmation of the next steps underway to open that other hatch there is one more hatch he sees the station side hatch open at the rear end of the pressurized docking adapter .
There is one more hatch there, the dragon on the side of thedragon and the crews on both ends are working to open that hatch and welcome the astronauts back to the crew. On board we're just going to wait a few minutes for the pressure to equalize between the international space station and the dragon hatch before we go ahead and open the latter and then Deborah Houston, can you confirm that you're ready for hatch equalization? effort standby for equalization is expected to take five and a half minutes copy station effort never copies well so you heard that equalization time the timer is set to about five and a half minutes to allow the pressure to equalize between the pressure inside The environment of the international space station and the pressure inside the dragon, that pressure must equalize inside both spacecraft before the dragon hatch opens, one of the steps to opening that final hatch, so we will stay still while equalization is performed.
Meanwhile, underway, you can see on the pressurized docking adapter, uh Mark Vande High, currently moving some stored items, creating a clear path for the crew and astronauts to enter the international space station once they get through the hatch with the help of a suicidal Victor Glover. who was prepared to monitor the Dragon crew's approach to the international space station, so it appears that Glover is resetting the camera position there. That view provided a good angle down on the pressurized docking adapter to see some of the activity going on to open the hatches now. Glover is preparing the camera for the next activity, which will be a welcome ceremony, placing it in a good position to frame or allow 11 astronauts to frame in that shot.
I think that will be an impressive feat in itself. Yes, it's quite crowded, especially for the international space station, but it will be great to see everyone together, so right now it looks like procedures are underway to open the hatch again. We're still waiting for equalizing pressure between the space station and the dragon itself before we open that hatch, but it looks like we're on a good timeline to begin an on-time welcome ceremony that's expected to begin at 4:45 a.m. m. Pacific should be at 7:45 a.m. m. from the east gathered inside node two now see to the left is nasa astronaut mark vande high going from left to right we have the dragon resilience crew commander mike hopkins followed by suici naguchi and the commander of the international space station and astronaut from nasa shannon walker how do 11 people fit on camera, that's what we want to know and that's what it seemed like they were trying to figure out trying to get into position to see probably where that camera should be and where they should be looking.
I will receive periodic deliveries, uh, of the views that we were seeing. aboard the international space station as well as the dragon, views are provided via data tracking and relay satellites, geosynchronous satellites that provide that video feed from the international space station, right now you're watching emissions control at Hawthorne flight controllers taking care of the dragon effort and its dragon systems will be configured for an extended stay aboard the international space station and will eventually be configured for a dormant mode it will remain there for six months with periodic checks, of course, to check the status and health of the spacecraft before it leaves six months later and the station patch equalization and effort has begun five and a half minutes wait time coffees, okay so the pressure uh is the process of equalization has been initiated between the international space station and the dragon crew effort the clock starts in five and a half minutes after the time runs out, the teams will verify that the hatch is ready to open between the dragon and the international space station which we are still tracking to begin the welcome ceremony at 4:45 a.m.
Pacific Time, 7:45 a.m. m., this, with luck, we will arrive. to see the crew early, but you will be able to give each other a few hugs, settle in, and then get into position to begin the welcome ceremony. We'll keep you posted if that date, if that time changes, but it seems. So far we're looking good for crew drag for the effort crew to enter the international space station. It looks like we got that live view on the international space station where they are getting ready for the two crew 2 to come in and get ready. For that welcoming ceremony, you can see them all coordinating with each other on where the cameras should be and where they want to do this welcoming ceremony.
We are currently waiting for the pressure to equalize between the international space station and the Dragon crew sooner. to open that hatch on the crew dragon, so again we are in the middle of a five and a half hour, five and a half minute timer, while the equalization between the pressure inside the international space station and the pressure within the dragon crew effort. So we will wait for the status after that five and a half minute timer and we will be fine to open the dragon hatch and maybe some time after the dragon hatch is open until the crew of 2 astronauts enter the international space station , But we.
We are tracking a welcome ceremony that will formally begin as of now, in 45 minutes, we will keep you updated in case that changes. It appears we simply have a different camera view on the International Space Station, which is the Jaxa suicide astronaut seen in the frame to the right. Now preparations are going on on both sides, we are mainly getting views from the International Space Station side, but the astronauts from Crew 2 are inside the Crew Dragon capsule getting ready because once they enter the hatch they will join to the seven members of the Expedition 65 crew. Currently aboard the International Space Station and we will hold a welcome ceremony, see some hugs and camaraderie shared among the Expedition 65 crew for a moment and then we will greet them.
Formal welcome to Expedition 5 65 aboard the Dragon Spacex space station by 4 decimal places. 400 forward spacex crawling the ground just looking for a confirmation of completion of section five four decimal places 400. section 5 is complete copies of spacex thank you and also the last check is the completion of the procedure 4 decimal 0 1 2 take off the suit yes, sorry, we did not let you know that four decimals zero one two is complete, much appreciated, thank you shane. Okay, some checks from the crew operations resource engineer, dragon spacex, in the big loop to open the hatch. right dragon, you're going to open the hatch based on the decal on the hatch, followed by the remaining actions in the procedure 4 decimal 400 section 6.
Good words, you got permission to open the dragon hatch. That's fantastic news. If we can see the hatch from this angle, hopefully, it will remain unobstructed, we can see the yes, yes, there it goes again. This is opening from the inside side of the Crew Dragon vehicle. This is the Crew 2 team doing this work right now. It seems that the crew at the station are getting excited. I can feel the energy for sure. Alright, the dragon hatch is open. I already see a lot of smiles. Okay, that dragon hatches. The final hatch we've been waiting for since the effort docked with International Space Station Two.
Hours ago 208 am Pacific uh 405 am. Pacific is the time when the dragon hatch is open and there are already some smiles to be seen, so again, as we mentioned, the dragon hatch is open, but the 2 crew members still have to finish performing some remaining procedures before be able to enter. to the space station, including photos, it looks like you can see, oh cool, the crew posing for some photos there, the big hatch is open. The spacex copies in the big hatch are open, again. The hatch was open at 405 am Pacific. the space station and the dragon fly together in unison attached uh attached effort in the forward port those vehicles were 267 statute miles over the south pacific east of new zealand copies of spacex 4 decimal 400 are complete, as a reminder even though the dragon hatch is open It may still be a couple of minutes until the Dragon Endeavor crew astronauts actually enter or enter the international space station to be greeted by all 65 expedition crew members currently on board, who They eagerly await you to board your new home. the international space station for the next six months are a couple of procedures you see some of the houston dragon air ducts at 2-0 102 uh step six the one in singapore and the full translation the activations of your gofundme fans do you think all this will put That's working fine, yeah, some of those procedures that are happening on the dragon side, they're going to install some imv ducts that mix the air from the international space station environment with the air inside the dragon crew.
They are going to seal off some of the lyo or lithium hydroxide cartridges that cleaned up the carbon dioxide inside the dragon capsule on the trip to the international space station. They are going to check some vent valves, so it may be some time until we really see them welcome to board, but only these last Final checks are essential before they leave the capsule that took them to the international space station. Make sure it's ready because it will be docked here for the next six months. It seems that the station crew is ready and they are just waiting.
The crew will enter the space station here in a few minutes once they finish their procedures and lots of smiles. I look really excited about this right now, if you're just joining us, the crew dragon effort 2 is attached to the international program. space station we are anxiously waiting for the crew aboard the dragon to enter the space station here shortly they are finishing their final procedures. Both the passage hatch and the dragon hatch are open, so you should be just a few minutes away from the crew. two astronauts entering the space station meanwhile in the frame you can now see the four person crew of the dragon resilience crew from left to right you have victorglover shannon walker suici naguchi and mike hopkins and suici doing some tricks for us this is the crew a crew waiting to welcome Crew 2 to whom they will hand over the baton and we will spend approximately five days with the crew two astronauts as they do a handover before crew one returns to Earth as soon as the 28th.
April next week three for effort by effort received some communications from Houston to the crew 2 members aboard the dragon continuing with the next procedure again they should be entering the international space station here very soon crew one crew hanging on their screen waiting for for crew 2 to arrive Enter again, all hatches are open between the international space station and the dragon. The effort crew is going through some last-minute checklists to make sure the Dragon effort is configured correctly before abandoning it, successfully bringing them from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. to the International Space Station over the course of a little over 23 hours of docking with the space station this morning at 208 AM. m. of the Pacific entering the scene here, at the front of the frame, is NASA astronaut Mark Vande High, joining Crew One, astronauts, all currently members of Expedition 65 as part of their mission to remain aboard the international space station for a long-duration mission of scientific maintenance technology demonstrations and upgrades.
If you are just joining, you are watching the live stream of the crew 2 mission we are currently awaiting the entry of crew 2 astronauts to the international space station they have already docked both the passage hatch and the dragon hatch are open new In the left frame is Cosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy. He was the commander of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft that arrived at the International Space Station earlier this month with NASA astronaut Mark Vandehei. Also on board is piotr dubrov, who hasn't been in front of the frame yet but will be part of it. of the welcome ceremony as part of the crewof 11 members that make up Expedition 65 currently aboard the space station. check the audio.
How about now we have things on? works better. one, two, three, four, five and holy and we've been here, yes, I'm saying it. I'll listen to you that time we're reviewing and Shannon, can you give us a Shannon? Can you give us another long account? Sure one two three four five six seven eight nine ten copy thank you we're checking and that's a good voice check and uh spacex and java are in space for a while spacex is with you in space to earth for lyle um we were trying to install the mess with the bag cover which is lyle one of progression in the bag and in the mom after storage uh area and uh while we were pushing a bathroom bag and it cut that bag quite large, would you like us to proceed with this or we would run out of the bag, copy that just so you know that the sensation is in that wire cartridge also copy? that dragon uh just to read again there is a tear in the lyo bag as a result of trying to insert it into the waiting lyo slot we're going to give you some forward actions okay copy and we have a camera pointed at it now same.
It is a positive camera, it copies how we see it thanks to Dragon Spacex. Can you confirm if it is Lyo cartridge 1 or Lyo cartridge 2? Yes, biocartridge II is in the bag. The lighter cartridge is secured in the active location with the seal on the copy. that you are next to a spacex dragon, we are going to ask you to store that lyo cartridge without a bag, I will copy it well for those of you who join, we are in a period of transfer of some of the tracking and data relay satellites , geosynchronous satellites providing the video feeds we were watching and enjoying from the International Space Station as we anxiously waited for the crew inside to scramble to enter the International Space Station Expedition 65 crew members, all seven gathered inside The station at the other end of the dragon hatch anxiously waits for them to enter.
Flight controllers here at mission control. Hawthorne simply undergo a series of checks. The final steps that the astronauts inside actually struggle to complete before entering the hatch and exiting the capsule that took them to the international airport. space station some of the lyo cartridges you're hearing are lithium hydroxide cartridges that remove carbon dioxide from the environment of the Dragon Enforcement capsule and now they will regain some of those views once the Enforcer's four-person crew reaches the international Space Station. There will officially be 11 crew members on board as part of Expedition 65. We are still on track to begin a welcoming ceremony here in just under 15 minutes.
We will have representatives from Dragon Spacex repeat a call. We had a transfer of teachers. to confirm that we will be storing this cartridge without a lyo bag, we just want to verify that the stamps are secure on each side of the lyo and just to verify that these fields are secure on both lyo cartridges, one and two copies of spacex, thank you and spacex , please let us know what to do with the bag itself, from left to right inside dragon spacex copies of the international space station. We want to save this bag so we can see the breakage in the future.
Words about where to store it keep running through those last-minute procedures again. Lyo cartridges are lithium hydroxide cartridges that remove carbon dioxide from Crew Dragon's internal environment. You're getting live views from the side of the International Space Station from left to right. We have pink cosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy followed by international space station commander and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker coming down from the uh sorry, could you repeat where to keep that as a reserve dragon? We are looking for a good regular bag to store it temporarily. Copy that, we'll spill it for now, copy Dragon, if possible, we can also put it in a garbage bag at location 17, which would be bag 111.
Okay, coffee, we'll get a garbage bag from location one, seven bags and we will put it. Okay, copy, that's bag 111 and it's actually location 1 8. Location 1 8 bag 11. In this frame, the seven members of the Expedition 65 crew currently aboard the station gathered to give the Crew welcome astronauts aboard the effort at top left. it's nasa astronaut victor guanter you see soichi niguchi in the foreground on the right there on the far right it's nasa astronaut mark vande high mike hopkins is right behind suichi naguchi there and roscosmos cosmonaut piotr dubrov is in the zenith or looking into space On the side of the roof in this shot, everyone gathered and anxiously waited as the four-person crew of Crew Dragon struggled to get on board doing a few backflips while anxiously waiting for the astronaut crew to will enter the international space station, crew 2. the crew is finishing up some final procedures once they complete all those procedures aboard the dragon crew they should be able to enter the international space station once they enter there will be some welcoming hugs and smiles and then we will have an official welcoming ceremony.
It's been a long journey for the effort's four-person crew, taking them 23 hours to reach the International Space Station early this morning. Docking time was 208 a.m. from Pacific. The dragon hatch opened at 405 a.m. from Pacific. We are counting down to The astronauts from the effort uh will enter the international space station and we will begin a formal welcome ceremony to officially welcome the effort to the international space station. We will have representatives from the crew space agencies aboard the effort, including NASA and European space. The agency and Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency step in to congratulate the crew, two astronauts and support teams who helped get them to the orbiting laboratory today.
As the entry effort arrives, we receive some confirmation that the crew is ready to enter and you can see that they are here. the first to enter the international space station and guinguin and followed by the european space agency, lots of hugs and smiles right now, pilot uh megan mcarthur of crew 2 is the next to be welcomed by the expedition. 65 crew members and Shane Kimbrough bringing up the rear the eleven-person Expedition 65 crew now together inside not two of the International Space Station, although we can't even hear the audio there, you can really feel the excitement alone by the expressions on their faces, the hugs they are giving now that they are receiving.
Ready for this official welcome ceremony, you can watch them get into position with the Tetris game of fitting 11 team members into a single square, start off right, oh 12 Quinn, oh that's right, station lady Houston, are you ready to the event? houston, the station we are ready for the event mister jersey please call the station to verify the voice this is steve jerzik how do you hear me steve? Congratulations to crew 2 on an amazing launch yesterday, come to the Kennedy Space Center and watching the launches never gets old and seeing the predawn launch yesterday was amazing so congratulations, I also want to congratulate the team at NASA and Spacex by our third commercial crew. mission in less than a year, many firsts on this mission, including the first crew handover of a commercial crew vehicle, and it was really cool during docking to see one dragon docked in the zenith port and the other dragon entering. to dock so it was amazing um April has been an amazing month and a very busy month for iss um with uh mark uh phr and olig launching iss kate and her russian colleagues returning uh crew two there now getting ready for crew one will return and I'm very excited about all the research and technology development that will be able to be enabled on the station with these regular crew rotations and having four crew members there constantly is not important to advance the development of research technology. benefit people here on earth, but also to prepare for Artemis and our return to the moon and eventually we're preparing for human missions to Mars, so it's an incredibly exciting time for this, you know, Shane, Megan Aki and Thomas. we thank tomas tamar we thank you for everything you do for the agency uh the country in the world and uh and we hope for an incredible expedition um team one um you have had an incredible six months mike uh victor uh shannon and suici I have followed what you have done to improve the station and all the research and technology that you have been able to carry out and I congratulate you on an incredible expedition and we look forward to your return next week.
Um again I'm very excited about this new kind of new era for iss and everything that you all have and will be able to achieve so thank you thank you Steve it's very exciting to have team 2 with us today and so I'm not going to lose time here, I'm just going to hand it out so we can hear your thoughts thank you shannon thank you steve and um on behalf of team 2 we're very excited to be here I'm very excited to be here in some ways it's been a long journey in other ways it's been a pretty quick year-long flow of assignments, so it's taken an enormous amount of work from a lot of different teams to get here.
Of course, we have our excellent training. team from the johnson space center, also a great training team from hawthorne and the entire iss program and the commercial crew program working together to get us here, of course, as well as together with our international partners, we are very excited to be here and to be part of this historic mission with the two dragons on board first reuse of a capsule first reuse of a booster is just a tremendous achievement on behalf of our partner spacex so I want to congratulate you and thank you and uh we're just I'm very excited to be here, we're ready to get to work, there's a lot of great science out there, I know we're going to do it, we're going to do it and we're excited to learn and get started so thank you thank you. you mr jerzik we now welcome associate administrator kathy leaders to provide feedback miss leaders please call us call the station for a voice check station.
Hi, I'm Kathy Leaders, can you hear me? Can you hear me? Kathy, we have it loud and clear. Knows? I just don't think I can see the effort approaching the station, maybe once again, you know, dear to my heart to see that happening and, um, you know, I think both Steve and Megan mentioned how wonderful it was to see your resilience. there on the station, the people from the people team and the other parts of the iss team, mark and me, you guys had the best view, but it was really cool to see it from here on earth, like steve talked about, wow, this is, and Megan too, this is.
We talk a lot about this being an exploration, a team sport and this mission so far has really exemplified that you know, with this our business partner spacex with our international partners um and uh with tomah and aki and obviously uh megan, you and shane , you already know. holding on on the NASA side here and then our commercial team and the ISS teams uh congratulations to all of you, it's been an incredible mission and I know you guys are going to do some really cool things. I've been here watching your uh the people here at the station waiting for you and I know that you guys are going to have a lot of fun together during this transfer period and with all of you on board it's going to be a lot of fun for you and getting ready for the crew. one to come home to, so I just wanted to say from the bottom of my heart thank you to all of you, thank you for the entire team, the international commercial, you guys there on the space station, today, safely and looking forward to it. like steve said see your achievements over the next six months thank you again thank you kathy i really appreciate your support thank you miss leaders now we welcome the president of jaxa dr yamakawa hiroshi dr yamakawa please call the station for a station check voice this is yamako hiroshi from scuba how Do you hear me, Dr.
Yamakawa, do we hear loud and clear? Well, thank you, aki, well, congratulations everyone. I watched the launch yesterday on TV and am really relieved for its safe arrival on the station now in this difficult situation around the world. I think he has brought. Courage and hope for all of us. It is a great pleasure not only for me but also for Japan that two Japanese astronauts, Aki and Soichi, have boarded the operational Crew Dragon spacecraft twice in a row. This represents the many years of close cooperation between close cooperation on the international space station. I am very happy to see you both with big smiles today and I understandthat Aki advocates teamwork for this long-term mission that arises from his experience in rugby.
The ISS is a symbol of international cooperation. around the world and we look forward to seeing you work as a team, build a scrum with all NASA Esa and Russia crew members on board and keep scoring to maximize the result during your mission. Soichi, we wish you a safe return to Earth and Aki, good luck and enjoy your stay in space. Norwich Sound, direct them optimus. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. It is an honor to be part of this team. We have a scrum of 11 people here and with four countries representing. It is truly an honor and a privilege to fly Crew Dragon and get here.
Thank you to all the people who worked very, very hard to prepare us and the vehicle to get here safely and now it's time to work here aboard the international space station. We look forward to working with everyone around the world. Thank you so much. Thank you. Dr. Yamakawa, we now welcome Easter. CEO, Joseph Ashbacher. Dr. Ashwalker. Please he calls the station for a voice control station. Hey, it's Joshua, how do you hear me, Joseph? We hear you loudly. and of course, welcome to the space station, thank you Thomas, it's really great to see that you and your roommates have arrived safely at the space station, greetings to all of you, 11 of you on the station, from all of us , alisa.
It really is a fantastic effort to see them all grouped together so well in the group photo. I think the station needs expansion seeing what they are all so kindly calling together. Alisa tomorrow we are all very, very proud of you and what you are doing. for space for europe for the space agency also for france you are extremely popular as you know we are all very proud of you but of course we are also very proud of all the other colleagues who are next to you because uh astronauts are so fascinating and give a lot of inspiration to all of us, so this was the first launch of an astronaut Elisa on a crew dragon.
It was spectacular and together with Philippa Baptist, the newly elected Speaker of the Knesset, we have followed it closely from the beginning. all the way to the orbital trip to the station and now, just a few minutes ago, the hatch opened and this was really very exciting and really fantastic. I think it's been a long day for all of you, but you all seem extremely excited. In good shape and in good spirits, everyone is smiling. It's really great to see it from here from Earth, but Isa is really very happy to see her assignment, tomorrow towards the end of the mission, as commander of the iss and I would really.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the partners of the space station for this honor granted to Tomah, which is undoubtedly a sign and a recognition of his quality and also his personal quality, but of course his technical qualities to be the station commander and also the recognition of isa as a strong partner in support of the space station at all times, so I know that you have a long and very intense training period behind you and you are ready to go, there is a lot to do in front of. Hundreds of experiments are waiting and all of you will be extremely busy, but we are all looking forward to seeing the results of this experiment, so Thomas, really, best wishes from everyone, good luck and bonjour, hey, thanks Joseph, it's really amazing. being here on the space station the space station has changed quite a bit since the last time I was here.
I have never seen so many astronauts on board. I've never seen so many different spaceships on board and I think it's a tribute to how strong the program is. I want to echo what Megan has said. It took a lot of effort from all kinds of people you know, from the top manager to all kinds of support people to get us here, so we want to thank you all and I want to say a few words about international cooperation you said a lot, but it's been 20 years , it's been 20 years, they've actually changed, I learned it from shane 20 years since jackson, isa, nasa and the russian astronaut were in space together, so it's actually pretty historic. happening today uh, we can't wait to start our work on the space station, we can't wait to see what the adventure has in store for us, uh, in those five months we're so happy to see our friends that we're going to have to say goodbye to them soon we wish we could keep them a little longer but not too much because 11 people is a lot on the space station um but yeah, it's good to be here we're really impatient and uh and it's going to be amazing I want to say a few words some words in French m I'm Houston acr that concludes the event thank you interim administrator jersek leaders associate administrators dr.
Yamakawa and Dr Osh Walker for their participation in the Station 2 Crew Welcome Ceremony US are now resuming operational audio communications. Wow, what an amazing morning. Gary, it's so cool to see Crew 2 on board with the rest of the astronauts on the International Space Station. That's right, they were received by the leaders of each of the space agencies they represent. box that is the crew of astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon Enforcement we hear for the first time from Steve Jerzik, who is the acting administrator of NASA based at NASA headquarters. Then we also heard from Kathy Leaders as associate administrator for the human exploration and operations mission directorate at NASA Headquarters.
I listened to the president of Japan's aerospace exploration agency, Hiroshi Yamakawa, and Joseph Oshbacher, concluding remarks as the director general of the European space agency each stepped in and talked about what it took to get to this moment. four astronauts on board four additional astronauts on board, I should say a crew of 11 now makes up expedition 65. Yes, it's been an incredible 24+ hours for this crew 2 mission, this was a crew 2 mission NASA Spacex and we have been with you all from the beginning, starting with the astronauts' suits in the suit room in the onc building, following the crew on the NASA driveway in their Teslas as they headed to the launch pad, climbed onto the fixed service structure and entered.
Crew Dragon Effort we had an on-time takeoff yesterday morning at 5:49 a.m. ET with the first stage separating and returning to Earth for its second flight and second landing, of course, I still love you, while the Dragon separated from the second stage had a good nose cone deployment, we had five burns important on the dragon as it headed to the international space station and finally docked and docked to the space station where a few moments ago we saw the crew enter the international space station, so it was an incredible past watching this mission on behalf of spacex and NASA Thank you for watching today's webcast and for your interest in this exciting second rotating crew mission.
Now that Dragon Enforce has arrived at the International Space Station, it will spend approximately six months docked there until it's time for Crew 2. will return home via a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean and now that Crew 2 has arrived, we are less than a week away from Crew One's return. We'll take them with us as Mike Hopkins returns to Victor Glover Shannon Walker and Suicinaguchi. home after their long stay aboard the station, they are currently scheduled to return on Wednesday, April 28, so be sure to tune in as NASA and Spacex bring you live coverage of every step of their journey.
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