February 26, 2024

Advanced Housekeeping Keeps Space Station in Tip-Top Shape

The stations three cosmonauts worked on the docked Soyuz team ships and their enhance of Russian space research. Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov practiced Earth descent strategies inside the Soyuz MS-18 team ship, and then attempted on the lower body negative pressure suit that prevents fluids from pooling towards a crew members head in microgravity. Veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov examined on life assistance and computer system parts inside the Soyuz MS-19.

The Soyuz MS-18 crew ship moves from the Rassvet module to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module on September 28, 2021. Credit: NASA
The Expedition 65 team focused on a range of innovative housekeeping activities today aboard the International Space Station. There was also time for robotics research study, team departure preparations, and filmmaking activities.
Five station astronauts had their hands complete on Friday working on whatever from electronic devices, cleansing, pipes, and establishing momentary crew quarters. A few of the crewmates likewise had time to continue continuous research, which is the primary objective of the orbiting lab.
NASA Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough installed computer networking gear and linked cables inside the Unity module. Over in the Tranquility module, NASA Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Megan McArthur restructured stowed products to make space for upcoming operations inside the NanoRacks Bishop airlock.

Commander Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) changed elements on the water healing system situated inside the Kibo laboratory module. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide stayed busy in the Columbus laboratory module taking a look at science computer systems and after that equipping team alternate sleep accommodations.
McArthur also turned on an Astrobee robotic free-flyer and tested its maneuvering abilities utilizing a setting down arm. Kimbrough eliminated a science freezer from the Cygnus space freighter and installed it in the Kibo laboratory. Vande Hei called down to NASA nutritional experts and discussed his views about the stations food menu.
The stations 3 cosmonauts dealt with the docked Soyuz team ships and their enhance of Russian space research. Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov practiced Earth descent techniques inside the Soyuz MS-18 crew ship, and then tried on the lower body negative pressure fit that prevents fluids from pooling toward a crew members head in microgravity. Veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov examined life assistance and computer elements inside the Soyuz MS-19.
All 3 cosmonauts likewise took part in filmmaking activities in the stations Russian section with spaceflight participants Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko. The 2 area station visitors will go back to Earth on Oct. 16 with Novitskiy as he leads the set to a parachute landing in Kazakhstan inside the Soyuz MS-18 team ship.