The seven Expedition 69 crew members loved an off-duty day on Monday aboard the International Space Station. They are going to be welcoming three new crewmates on the finish of the week once they launch and dock to the orbital outpost.
Three future station crew members are on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan counting right down to their elevate off aboard the Soyuz MS-24 crew ship deliberate for 11:44 a.m. EDT on Friday. The trio, consisting of NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub, will dock to the Rassvet module simply over three hours later at 2:56 p.m. First time space-flyers O’Hara and Chub together with Kononenko, who’s making a file fifth journey to the area station, will orbit Earth on the station for six months conducting superior area analysis.
The present Expedition 69 crew consists of two separate crews, one in all which has been aboard the area station for practically a 12 months and the opposite which has been on the station since Aug. 27. The longest serving crew, with Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineers Dmitri Petelin and Frank Rubio, will depart on the finish of the month after dwelling in area for simply over a 12 months in area.
Rubio right now has surpassed NASA’s single spaceflight file of 355 steady days in area made by astronaut Mark Vande Hei on March 30, 2022. At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, NASA TV will broadcast a pre-recorded space-to-ground dialog Vande Hei had with Rubio on Sept. 5 when he congratulated the orbiting astronaut for his record-breaking mission.
The station’s latest crew is in its third week of a six-month-long area mission. The quartet consists of first-time space-flyers NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov, in addition to two-time station guests Satoshi Furukawa of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Company) and Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European House Company). They’ll keep in area conducting quite a lot of microgravity science experiments benefitting people dwelling on and off the Earth till late February.
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