It’s a full home aboard the International Space Station as 10 residents reside on orbit following Friday’s arrival of a brand new crew. Tuesday noticed a wide range of duties break up amongst the residents as three members proceed to regulate to life in weightlessness, and one other prepares for his or her journey again dwelling to Earth subsequent week.
First-time orbital residents, Loral O’Hara of NASA and Nikoali Chub of Roscosmos are taking up a few of the firsts of many upkeep duties they’ll full all through their keep. O’Hara processed water samples to assist decide water high quality aboard the station, whereas Chub partook in an experiment that assesses cardiovascular and respiratory perform.
Final Friday introduced the arrival of the 2 to the station, together with Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, who’s in the beginning of his fifth mission aboard the orbiting laboratory. The trio launched aboard the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, now docked to the station for the following 12 months. Kononenko spent a few of his day transferring cargo from Soyuz and adjusting to a different mission in low-Earth orbit.
Astronaut Frank Rubio of NASA, Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitiri Petelin of Roscosmos spent a part of the day prepping for his or her departure subsequent week on Sept. 27. Whereas Rubio helped his new crew members familiarize themselves with life on orbit, Prokopyev and Petelin accomplished coaching on guide managed descent of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft they’ll take dwelling. Forward of departure prep, Rubio spent his morning within the Tranquility Module, inspecting and cleansing overhead vent diffusers.
One other set of Expedition 69 crew members have rapidly tailored to their new routines and are taking up orbital duties in full power after their arrival in August. Flight Engineer Jasmin Moghbeli of NASA spent the morning amassing blood strain knowledge, whereas Flight Engineer Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European Area Company) examined a new lighting system that goals to assist astronauts keep circadian rhythm. Moreover, Mogensen put in a food processing system to make chocolate mousse, which he later taste-tested earlier than mattress. Within the night, Moghbeli accomplished an examination to evaluate intraocular strain of the eyes.
Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Company) spent the morning performing upkeep duties on the Internal Ball Camera within the Japanese Experiment Module. After lunch, he repaired and changed cables on the Life Support Rack. In the meantime, Konstantin Borisov of Roscosmos spent the day on orbital plumbing duties.
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