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Dragon Resupply Ship Space Station Departure Delayed As Cosmonauts Cleanup After Spacewalk

NASA TV coverage, on the NASA app and the companys website, will begin Saturday at 10:15 a.m
. Life science moved right along throughout Thursday as Maurer and NASA Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei continued studying how a long-term area mission affects an astronauts visual function. NASA astronaut Raja Chari collected his blood and urine samples for stowage in a science freezer and later analysis.

By NASA
January 20, 2022

Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov (bottom delegated right) work outside the Nauka and Prichal modules during a seven-hour, 11-minute spacewalk. Credit: NASA
A U.S. resupply ship will wait at least one extra day to undock from the International Space Station while being packed with vital research samples for go back to Earth. Two Expedition 66 cosmonauts are cleaning up following a spacewalk to trigger a Russian docking module.
A projection of harsh weather condition has caused a post ponement of the departure of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon from the Harmony modules space-facing port from Friday to Saturday. Undocking is now targeted for Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10:40 a.m. EST. NASA television coverage, on the NASA app and the companys website, will begin Saturday at 10:15 a.m
. The next weather instruction by SpaceX is prepared for 12 p.m. Friday. If undocking occurs on Saturday, splashdown would be set up for Sunday, Jan. 23 around 4 p.m. The final splashdown site will be picked closer to deorbit and splashdown time.

NASA Flight Engineers Kayla Barron and Thomas Marshburn invested Thursday early morning loading biology samples inside the Cargo Dragon for return and analysis on Earth. Barron also joined ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer moving science freezers filled with more research samples into the U.S. resupply ship.
Life science moved right along throughout Thursday as Maurer and NASA Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei continued studying how a long-term space mission affects an astronauts visual function. NASA astronaut Raja Chari collected his blood and urine samples for stowage in a science freezer and later analysis. Chari later worked on the Food Physiology human research study that is checking out how diet plan and nutrition affect a team members health in space.
Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov called down to Russian objective controllers in the morning for a post-spacewalk conference. The duo triggered the new Prichal docking module effectively incorporating it with the orbiting labs Russian section during Thursdays seven-hour and 11-minute spacewalk. Vande Hei, who assisted the spacewalkers on Thursday, likewise signed up with the pair on Friday helping remove U.S. lights and electronic cameras set up on the Orlan spacesuits.