January 26, 2023

Space Station Crew Busy With Research as Managers Work Axiom Ax-1 and SpaceX Crew-4 Missions

Operations on the station continue normally, as the 4 Expedition 67 astronauts dealt with an array of space research on Thursday. Commander Tom Marshburn of NASA signed up with ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Matthias Maurer for muscle measurements and ultrasound scans. The duo contributed to the Myotones human research experiment to comprehend how weightlessness impacts the biochemical homes of muscles. NASA Flight Engineers Kayla Barron and Raja Chari collected blood and urine samples and stowed them in science freezer for future analysis for more insights into spaceflights effect on the human body. The quartet also took a look at their Dragon spacesuits as they look ahead to their departure inside the Dragon Endurance not long after the Crew-4 astronauts begin their station mission.
Veteran cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev studied piloting techniques that may be utilized on future planetary or robotic missions. Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov pursued heart research study throughout the morning before working on Russian life support and photography gear.

By NASA
April 21, 2022

The quartet likewise examined out their Dragon spacesuits as they look ahead to their departure inside the Dragon Endurance soon after the Crew-4 astronauts start their station objective.
Veteran cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev studied piloting techniques that may be used on future planetary or robotic missions.

The SpaceX Crew-4 objective awaits its launch date as mission supervisors keep track of weather condition conditions at the Ax-1 splashdown website and review mission data after Endeavours return. In the meantime, Crew-4 Commander Kjell Lindgren with Pilot Robert Hines and Mission Specialists Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti, continue training for their objective while in quarantine at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The SpaceX Dragon Endurance crew ship is imagined from a window aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour team ship. Endurance is docked to the Harmony modules forward-facing port while Endeavour is docked to Harmonys space-facing port on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
The four personal astronauts from Axiom Space are now due to depart the International Space Station on Saturday night and go back to Earth the following day. Four industrial team astronauts appointed to SpaceX Crew-4 are likewise looking ahead to their objective aboard the orbiting lab, which is set to begin after the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) crew leaves.
NASA, SpaceX, and Axiom Space are preparing for the Ax-1 team to undock from the station inside the Dragon Endeavour crew ship on Saturday at 6:35 p.m. EDT. Ax-1 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria will lead Pilot Larry Connor and Mission Specialists Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe back to Earth inside the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft for splashdown on Sunday at 1:46 p.m. near the coast of Florida.
The SpaceX Crew-4 mission awaits its launch date as objective managers monitor climate condition at the Ax-1 splashdown website and evaluation mission information after Endeavours return. The Falcon 9 rocket that will the launch the Crew-4 astronauts to space inside the Dragon Freedom crew ship effectively fired its 9 Merlin engines on Wednesday throughout its fixed fire test. In the meantime, Crew-4 Commander Kjell Lindgren with Pilot Robert Hines and Mission Specialists Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti, continue training for their objective while in quarantine at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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