Crew Wraps Up Atmospheric Maintenance

Kelly and Virts Work on CDRA
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly (left) and Terry Virts (right) are seen here in the Japanese Experiment Module working on one of the station’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Assemblies.

Maintenance and experiment work continued on Thursday for the Expedition 43 crew.

NASA astronauts Terry Virt and Scott Kelly finished the work they’ve been doing on 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. Virts also did some preparatory work on a payload rack for a cellular biology experiment scheduled to launch on the next SpaceX mission.

One-Year crew member Scott Kelly also took time to collect a number of acoustic dosimeters which measure noise levels around the station.

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti did some troubleshooting with the bone densitometer unit and prepared samples for the Binary Colloidal Alloy Test-Low Gravity Phase Kinetics Platform (BCAT-KP) experiment. The BCAT-KP experiment aims to help materials scientists develop new consumer products with unique properties and longer shelf lives

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  1. HI to ALL lucky Ladies & Gentlemen, up there in Gods Country.
    It must be the best job out looking over the Globe, I look at some of the vision you send back and is
    the best, seeing the cloud storms from above is incredible. I’d love to be up there it would be good, I know
    there are things that are not done the same way as done on earth in personal care, that’s nothing of the
    view up there. I watch the ISS fly over Bunbury West Aussie most time, have the NASA site on my phone
    at viewing time slot. tonight Saturday pass at 6 . 27 pm for 4 minutes longer if I get on higher turf.

    Byr for now. Good Luck. Yours Truly Brian. xxx

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