NASA ISS Space to Ground Weekly Report - 15 August 2014

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst inside ATV Georges Lemaitre for the first time on orbit after hatch opening. Alexander wears a facemask to protect against inhaling any fine particles of dust or debris that might have shaken lose at launch. One of first things the crew does is install fans and air cleaners to run for several hours inside ATV. Credit: ESA/NASA.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Got a question or comment? Use #spacetoground to talk to us.

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.