Maintenance and Departure Prep Today For Expedition 43

Kelly Cinco De Mayo
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared his Cinco De Mayo breakfast with followers on Twitter.

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Scott Kelly spent the day replacing components inside one of the station’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Assemblies (CDRA.) The CDRA system works to remove carbon dioxide from the cabin air, allowing for an environmentally safe crew cabin.

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti continued two experiments that are investigating how the body changes while in microgravity. The Triplelux-A experiment aims to gain a better understanding of immune suppression in spaceflight while the Osteo-4 study which is analyzing the effects of microgravity on the most common cell found in human bones. The results derived from this study could also have implications for patients on Earth in the treatment of bone disorders related to disuse or immobilization, as well as metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis.

Cristoforetti also joined Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov in a Soyuz descent training exercise as they prepare to return to Earth next week along with Virts.

One thought on “Maintenance and Departure Prep Today For Expedition 43”

  1. i think that going into space and having a space station is cool.It is amazing how you sent a rover to mars and how you built the iss and how the voyager 1 has raveled so far.I think you should continue to research is hight speed space travel and further space travel.And one day you guys might just make a moon base.

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