Exploration 65 NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Roscosmos cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Oleg Novitskiy are set up to launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft on April 9. ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti serviced life support devices while likewise spending time adapting to life on the area station.
Oleg Artemyev, on his third space station objective, is about to take command of the Expedition 67 crew until late summer.
Exploration 65 backup team member Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos is seen in quarantine, behind glass, throughout an interview, Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Exploration 65 NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Roscosmos cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Oleg Novitskiy are set up to introduce to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft on April 9. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Four astronauts who have been aboard the International Space Station (ISS) because November continue to get ready for their return to Earth. This comes at the exact same time as four brand-new astronauts are beginning their mission and getting utilized to working and living aboard the orbiting lab.
Portrait of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. Credit: Spektor Irina
Expedition 67 Commander Tom Marshburn is preparing yourself to turn over station control to Roscosmos Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev. The conventional change of command ceremony will happen Tuesday (May 3, 2022) at 2:45 p.m. EDT (11:45 a.m. PDT) reside on NASA TVs app and website, when the stations 9 flight engineers witness Marshburn turning over the stations leadership function to Russian cosmonaut Artemyev.
In the meantime, Marshburn and Flight Engineers Raja Chari, Kayla Barron, and Matthias Maurer, are evacuating and preparing for their go back to Earth. The quartet will board the SpaceX Dragon Endurance later on this week and after that undock from the Harmony modules forward port, ending their stay on the area station. When the foursome parachutes to a splashdown off the coast of Florida about a day after undocking, Chari will command the ride back home.
The stations 4 newest team members, who have been on the station less than a week, are kicking off their first science experiments while also getting up to speed with lab systems and operations.
NASAs very first time space-flyers Robert Hines and Jessica Watkins worked in the Columbus lab module on Monday and explored how microgravity affects their dexterous adjustment. NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren, on his 2nd objective, gathered and stored his blood and urine samples then spent the remainder of the day on station orientation and handover activities. ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti life span assistance equipment while also hanging out adjusting to life on the area station.
Oleg Artemyev, on his third area station objective, is about to take command of the Expedition 67 crew until late summer season. The other day, he dealt with a pair of Russian experiments exploring future spacecraft and robotic piloting techniques, as well as effective ways to work out in weightlessness. Flight Engineer Denis Matveev examined the ISS Progress 80 freight craft and then continued cleaning up after April 28s spacewalk to trigger the European robotic arm. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov swapped out a Russian computer prior to getting involved in more space workout research at the end of the day.