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This is absolutely unacceptable. Was this decision made by naive idiots or are they compromised? Recall that the Biden Administration (Blinken) made a waiver for Nord Stream 2 in violation of bipartisan US Congressional imposed sanctions, just as he met with Russian foreign minister Lavrov. While the Cosmonaut could be seen as a “human shield” to protect against Russian attack, the truth is that Putin puts no value on life, apart from his own. His daughters are involved in the defense and biotech sectors and they and Russia’s bioweapons could benefit.
Kikina is from the same general area as convicted Russian spy Maria Butina. She has a similar face structure and hair, as well.
What an awful and inappropriate photo paid for by the US taxpayer:
“NASA-Josh Valcarcel, June 16, 2021, LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 – Photo Studio Cosmonaut Anna Kikina poses for a portrait before her launch to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission” (public domain)
Is this Bill Nelson’s doing? Does Russia have something on him? Or is this from Sec. of State Blinken? Blinken’s been in the Russian camp most of his life, apparently due to his very Russophile step-father, Sam Pisar. Pisar made his career taking business people to the USSR. Pisar’s parents were born and educated at a time when their hometown of Bialystok Poland was part of the Russian Empire, studied at a Russian school, and were fluent in Russian. Pisar was friend and confidant of Ghislaine Maxwell’s father, Robert, and the last person to speak with him before he fell off his yacht and died. Pisar oversaw some of Jeff Epstein’s Paris interests. Ghislaine was still on trial when Blinken did the waiver.
Bill Nelson was inducted as a member of the Book and Snake Society at Yale. The most notable member was Jackie Kennedy’s father: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Vernou_Bouvier_III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_and_Snake
“Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova (Tikhonova) and Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova (Vorontsova) are daughters of Russian President Putin. Tikhonova is a tech executive whose work supports the GoR and defense industry. Vorontsova leads state-funded programs that have received billions of dollars from the Kremlin toward genetics research and are personally overseen by Putin. Tikhonova and Vorontsova are being designated pursuant to E.O. 14024 for being the adult children of Putin, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 14024.” https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0705
From research highlights: “Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Culturing human heart cells helps researchers study heart disease and discover and test new drug treatments. In microgravity, cells can grow into 3D cultures with better structure and properties than 2D cultures grown on Earth. In a previous study, MVP Cell-03, researchers successfully cultured cardiac cells on station and returned them to Earth for further study. Project EAGLE studies how spaceflight affects properties of heart muscle cells derived from stem cells, continuing efforts to establish a functional 3D heart tissue model that researchers can use to test new drugs. This study is one of several sponsored by the National Science Foundation scheduled to fly to the space station this fall on Northrop Grumman’s 18th contracted commercial resupply services mission (Northrop Grumman CRS-18) with NASA. Once the investigation reaches the space station, crew members inoculate thawed cultures into chambers of the Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory, or SABL. The crew members exchange growth medium every four days, examine the cultures by microscopy, and harvest and freeze conditioned medium for later analysis.
An upgraded BioFabrication Facility (BFF) returns to the space station with the launch of Northrop Grumman CRS-18. On its first trip to space in 2019, the BFF successfully printed a partial human knee meniscus and a large volume of human heart cells. The shortage of organs for transplant means many potential recipients die before one becomes available. Microgravity enables the printing of tissue samples of higher quality than those printed on the ground, and 3D bioprinting technologies could help alleviate the organ shortage by printing replacement organs and tissues for transplant. According to Aaron Rogers of Redwire, developer of the BFF, upgrades provide the ability to control the temperature of its printheads. “Many bioinks are temperature sensitive and some even end up solidifying at higher temperatures, but with BFF’s new cooled printheads, we no longer need to take that in consideration when developing new formulations,” he says. “These next investigations will use new formulations that were not possible in the previous configuration.” Those investigations include BFF-Meniscus-2 and BFF-Cardiac. BFF-Meniscus-2 evaluates the biomechanical properties of 3D-printed knee cartilage tissue. Musculoskeletal injuries including tears in the meniscus are a leading health issue in the U.S. military. BFF-Cardiac studies 3D-printed cardiac tissue samples. Results could advance technologies for producing organs and tissues for transplant and for bioprinting foods and medicines on demand. “Progress in tissue engineering has been consistent and roadblocks and problems are being overcome as they present themselves,” says Rogers, principal investigator on BFF-Cardiac. “With each new solution, we move closer to the promise of 3D-engineered tissues and organs for implantation.” See more here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/Crew_5_Research_Highlights
“A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina onboard, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is the fifth crew rotation mission of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Mann, Cassada, Wakata, and Kikini launched at 12:00 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center to begin a six-month mission onboard the orbital outpost. Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky”
“NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Launches to International Space Station
Oct 5, 2022
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina onboard, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is the fifth crew rotation mission of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Mann, Cassada, Wakata, and Kikini launched at 12:00 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center to begin a six-month mission onboard the orbital outpost.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky
The crew members assigned to NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station noon EDT Wednesday, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The international crew will serve as the agency’s fifth commercial crew rotation mission with SpaceX aboard the orbital laboratory.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled the Dragon Endurance spacecraft into orbit carrying NASA astronauts Nicole Mann as mission commander, and Josh Cassada, pilot. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, also aboard the Dragon, will serve as mission specialists for their science expedition in microgravity aboard the space station.
“Missions like Crew-5 are proof we are living through a golden era of commercial space exploration. It’s a new era powered by the spirit of partnership, fueled by scientific ingenuity, and inspired by the quest for new discoveries,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “During their stay aboard the International Space Station, Crew-5 will conduct more than 200 science experiments and technology demonstrations, including studies on printing human organs in space and better understanding heart disease. While our eyes are focused upward on the heavens, let us never forget these missions will also better life here on Earth.”
This is the first spaceflight for Mann, Cassada, and Kikina, and the fifth for Wakata. This is the sixth SpaceX flight with NASA astronauts – including the Demo-2 test flight in 2020 to the space station – as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
During Dragon’s flight, SpaceX will monitor a series of automatic spacecraft maneuvers from its mission control center in Hawthorne, California, and NASA teams will monitor space station operations throughout the flight from the Mission Control Center at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Dragon will dock autonomously to the space-facing port of the station’s Harmony module around 4:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of docking and hatch opening. NASA also will cover the ceremony to welcome the crew aboard the orbital outpost about 8:15 p.m.
Mann, Cassada, Wakata, and Kikina will join the space station’s Expedition 68 crew of NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, Frank Rubio, and Jessica Watkins, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. For a short time, the number of crew aboard the space station will increase to 11 people until Crew-4 astronauts Hines Lindgren, Watkins, and Cristoforetti return to Earth a few days later.
Crew-5 will spend several months aboard the space station conducting new scientific research in areas, such as cardiovascular health, bioprinting, and fluid behavior in microgravity to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and to benefit life on Earth.
“The International Space Station continues to serve a critical role in helping NASA and our partners understand and maximize the unique attributes of the microgravity environment,” said Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate in Washington. “I am grateful to the many people who worked to ensure a safe Crew-5 launch despite the recent hurricane so the crew can fulfill their mission to the orbiting laboratory.”
The Crew-5 mission continues NASA’s efforts to maintain American leadership in human spaceflight. Regular commercial crew rotation missions enable NASA to continue the important research and technology investigations taking place aboard the station. Such research benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future human exploration through the agency’s Artemis missions, which will send astronauts to the Moon to prepare for future expeditions to Mars
As commander, Mann is responsible for all phases of flight, from launch to re-entry, and will serve as an Expedition 68 flight engineer. This will be her first spaceflight since becoming an astronaut in 2013. Mann was born in Petaluma, California, and will be the first indigenous woman from NASA in space. She is a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, and she served as a test pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet.
Cassada is the spacecraft pilot and second in command for the mission. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Aboard the station, he will serve as an Expedition 68 flight engineer. This will be his first flight since his selection as an astronaut in 2013. Cassada grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and is a physicist and U.S. Navy test pilot.
Wakata will be making his fifth trip to space and as a mission specialist he will work closely with the commander and pilot to monitor the spacecraft during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight. Once aboard the station, he will serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 68. With Crew-5’s launch, Dragon will be the third different type of spacecraft Wakata has flown to space.
Kikina will be making her first trip to space, and will serve as a mission specialist, working to monitor the spacecraft during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight. She will be a flight engineer for Expedition 68.
Learn more about NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission and Commercial Crew Program at:
Late last year:
“Nov 15, 2021
NASA Administrator Statement on Russian ASAT Test
Astronauts and experiments on the International Space Station work to make life better on Earth and help humanity explore deep into the cosmos.
On Monday Moscow Standard Time, the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Control team was notified of indications of a satellite breakup that may create sufficient debris to pose a conjunction threat to the station. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement about the incident:
“Earlier today, due to the debris generated by the destructive Russian Anti-Satellite (ASAT) test, ISS astronauts and cosmonauts undertook emergency procedures for safety.
“Like Secretary Blinken, I’m outraged by this irresponsible and destabilizing action. With its long and storied history in human spaceflight, it is unthinkable that Russia would endanger not only the American and international partner astronauts on the ISS, but also their own cosmonauts. Their actions are reckless and dangerous, threatening as well the Chinese space station and the taikonauts on board.
“All nations have a responsibility to prevent the purposeful creation of space debris from ASATs and to foster a safe, sustainable space environment.
“NASA will continue monitoring the debris in the coming days and beyond to ensure the safety of our crew in orbit.”
The crew was awakened and directed to close the hatches to radial modules on the station, including Columbus, Kibo, the Permanent Multipurpose Module, Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, and Quest Joint Airlock. Hatches between the U.S. and Russian segments remain open.
An additional precautionary measure of sheltering the crew was executed for two passes through or near the vicinity of the debris cloud. The crew members made their way into their spacecraft shortly before 2 a.m. EST and remained there until about 4 a.m. The space station is passing through or near the cloud every 90 minutes, but the need to shelter for only the second and third passes of the event was based on a risk assessment made by the debris office and ballistics specialists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
For updates about the International Space Station, its research, and its crew, visit:
“U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, under fire from Florida’s Republican governor, isn’t backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state’s election systems ahead of this year’s crucial election”. https://www.voanews.com/a/senator-bill-nelson-russia-targeting-florida-election/4529096.html
More insanity, apparently spearheaded by Kissinger. Scum-bag Putin loving, German born and raised, Kissinger has caused so much damage to the United States in every way, it’s incredible. Not only did he sell out the United States, but Americans get blamed for bad things that he did, even though he’s not even American! Holding citizenship doesn’t make people American. And, there are Americans – in culture and in their hearts — who don’t have US citizenship.
“50 Years Ago: The United States and the Soviet Union Sign a Space Cooperation Agreement: During the 1960s, collaboration in the space arena between the United States and the Soviet Union remained at a low level, the relationship characterized more by competition than cooperation. In the climate of détente in the early 1970s, the two nations began discussions to develop a common docking system.
On May 24, 1972, during their summit meeting in Moscow, the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union, President Richard M. Nixon and Premier Aleksei N. Kosygin, signed an agreement on cooperation in space.
One of its articles called for the development of a joint system to allow their spacecraft to dock with each other in orbit, laying the groundwork for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international human spaceflight carried out in July 1975…” https://www.nasa.gov/feature/50-years-ago-the-united-states-and-the-soviet-union-sign-a-space-cooperation-agreement