May 18, 2024

Expanded Space Station Crew Busy With Spacewalk Preps and Microgravity Research

NASA Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Kayla Barron were on science task on Monday dealing with a pair of various experiments. Vande Hei explored how microbes grow in space to keeps teams healthy and spacecraft systems safe. Barron serviced samples for the Hicari crystal development research study that seeks to enhance the development of solar batteries and semiconductor-based electronic devices.
NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn invested the day on a range of orbital pipes and life support upkeep jobs. He also signed up with Chari for a conference with objective controllers as they plan to go back to Earth with Barron and Maurer aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance next month.
Leader Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov continued assessing a specialized match, the lower body unfavorable pressure fit, for its ability to counteract the results of weightlessness on the human body. Medical professionals are studying the fits ability to offset space-caused head and eye pressure by drawing fluids towards the legs and feet while broadening veins and tissues.

By NASA
March 22, 2022

The Soyuz MS-21 team ship (upper left) with 3 cosmonauts aboard techniques the spaceport station for a docking on March 18. Credit: NASA
The International Space Station is hosting 10 individuals after the Soyuz MS-21 team ship showed up Friday bring 3 new team members. As the brand-new crewmates adapt to life on the station, the rest of the Expedition 66 team is preparing yourself for a spacewalk and continuing microgravity research study today.
The stations three latest team members are getting utilized to life on orbit as they begin a six-and-a-half-month objective in Earth orbit. Korsakov and Matveev are on their very first area flight and will spend the next couple of days getting up to speed with station systems and safety procedures.
2 astronauts are preparing yourself for a spacewalk set to start on Wednesday at 8:50 a.m. EDT. NASA astronaut Raja Chari and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer will invest about six-and-a-half hours setting up brand-new thermal system and electronic devices components on the stations U.S. sector. The duo invested Monday organizing their spacewalk tools and attaching lists to their U.S. spacesuit cuffs.

The stations 3 most recent crew members are getting utilized to life on orbit as they start a six-and-a-half-month objective in Earth orbit. Korsakov and Matveev are on their very first space flight and will invest the next couple of days getting up to speed with station systems and security treatments.
NASA astronaut Raja Chari and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer will invest about six-and-a-half hours installing brand-new thermal system and electronics components on the stations U.S. sector.