Crew Catches Its Breath After Busy Week

Typhoon Noul Over Pacific
Photo of Typhoon Noul from NASA astronaut Terry Virts while the storm churns over the Pacific

The crew was scheduled for a half-duty day today to catch their breath following a week of heavy maintenance and in advance of activities to come.

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Scott Kelly completed the work they’ve been doing this week on one of the station’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Assemblies (CDRA) by reconnecting power, data and fluid lines to the unit. Ground controllers then performed a series of checkouts before the unit was powered back on. The CDRA system works to remove carbon dioxide from the cabin air, allowing for an environmentally safe crew cabin.

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti focused on a mix of experiment work including the Skin-B study and completing her runs with the Triplelux-A experiment. Skin-B is seeking to better understand the process of skin aging, which is greatly accelerated in microgravity, which could provide insight into the aging process of similar bodily tissues. Triplelux-A is investigating immune suppression in space.

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) reported the Progress 59 cargo craft reentered the Earth’s atmosphere at 10:04 p.m. EDT on Thursday over the Pacific Ocean. Full Update

 

8 thoughts on “Crew Catches Its Breath After Busy Week”

  1. Am glad the crew cabin is safer 🙂
    By the way are there any black holes close to the earth?

  2. I wonder typhoon or tornado /occur on gravitual
    field .? And whiri on the
    round planet by .cenrifugal fotce…,,?
    However blue earth view
    makes me comfortable.

  3. I wonder typhoon or tornado occur on gravitual
    field? And it whiri on round planet by cenyrifugal
    force,…,,? However blue earth view makes me comfortable.

  4. Nice collection , I wonder typhoon or tornado occur on gravitual
    field? And it whiri on round planet by cenyrifugal
    force,…,,? However blue earth view makes me comfortable.

  5. To avoid the damage of tyhoon disease, could it be possible to catch the tyhoon and change into another energy?

  6. Now this typhoon is coming towards iapan.
    It is rare case in this season here.
    Climate has been changed
    also. It is earth scale .

  7. Now this tyhoon is coming towards Japan.
    It is rare case in this season here.
    Climate has been exactly changed.
    Iti is eartf scale…,,!

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