Koichi Wakata in Space: Weekly YouTube Update!

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ISS YouTube Update Vol. 11:
As mentioned here earlier this week, JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata is an excellent space resource for those of us still tethered by full-gravity.

From 250 miles (400km) above the earth, he broadcasts entertaining and informative Tweets and photos, and in cooperation with other crew members and JAXA staff here on the ground, produces weekly, bi-lingual YouTube updates from the International Space Station.

Koichi Wakata in Space: JAXA Astronaut Winning at Twitter: @Astro_Wakata

Video Updates from Low Earth Orbit 
This week, Astronaut Wakata describes assisting other crew members during extra-vehicular activity (EVA). Using a complicated remote control and video monitoring system, he operates the station's most useful robot, Canadarm2.

Yes, Robonaut & Kirobo are also on the ISS, and they look cool and do some pretty tech stuff, but until they're out grabbing incoming cargo and/or spacewalking astronauts, Canadarm2 is the orbiting champion (Curiosity is excluded here, that robot is on-planet).

So, enjoy the update, and we'll see you next week with more video from space.

Media: JAXA; NASA; Koichi Wakata

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