Scientists Study Crew Adapting to New Tech

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Astronaut Shane Kimbrough

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough is seen inside his spacesuit during a spacewalk on Jan. 13, 2017.

Scientists are researching how International Space Station astronauts adapt to new technology as NASA prepares to send humans beyond low-Earth orbit. Crew members will have to learn how to operate new types of spacecraft and adjust to planetary surfaces with different microgravity environments.

As part of this research, Expedition 50 Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson from NASA and Thomas Pesquet from ESA started Monday morning with an interactive test on an iPad. The test is part of the Fine Motor Skills experiment that observes how astronauts interact with new technologies potentially influencing the design of future spaceships, spacesuits and habitats.

Commander Shane Kimbrough worked throughout the day on science hardware. He rebooted a computer on the MERLIN science freezer before swapping hard drives on a device that observes meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere. In the afternoon, Kimbrough videotaped himself reading a children’s book and performing a simple light experiment for school kids on Earth.

The three cosmonauts, Oleg Novitskiy, Andrey Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhikov, worked in the station’s Russian segment on a variety of science and maintenance tasks. The trio explored the human digestion system and collected blood samples for a bone loss study.


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7 thoughts on “Scientists Study Crew Adapting to New Tech

  1. Ann

    Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing what you and your team are up to, weather it is experiments or checking on new events in our Solar System

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  2. Armen Ohan

    Dear Sirs ,
    It is time to leave the classical concepts and paths of space explorations and exploitations, because now it is time to establish a new foundations and agencies around the world were able to achieve a required practical reaserches to develop designs of spacecrafts, which are able to fulfill the duties, and to break the classical designs and move boldly to the moderns designs, considers all physical probabilities of the material science, such guarantee the required operation temperature of each part of the rocket, permitting these parts do thier functions properly via saving it’s mechanical characteristics and find the possibilities to prevent any failures in the mechanical characteristics in these materials of these parts, due to extreme heat or extreme cold or a high pressure, because it is very important to find these values ​​of standards and put it in the mind when design spacecraft to avoid any space disasters and make spacecrafts more mobility and dependable. Because there are many challenges facing our ambitions and inspirations of the space exploration and exploitation.
    It may explosion happens in the The Gaz fuel pressure vessels or the Oxygin pressure vessels, the reason may be beyond the decreasing in the temperature in this time of the year, where the mechanical characteristics of metals could been change during the temperature changes, therefore it seems it is important installing an extra system on the rocket engines to secure the operation temperature for each part of the rocket’s engine such pressure vessels, tubs ,,,, etc. during the missions, to secure the requested mechanical characteristics for each part in the rocket’s engine during the space mission, and let each part do it’s function properly. it could be Hydrolic or Pneumatic computerized controled heat exchange system with the rocket most heat parts (the burning chamber), that could could prevents shrinkage or hardens ability or etc, in the rocket’s parts and also prevent the mechanical failure in these heat parts due to extreme heat as well, thus we could guarantee the required operation temperature for each part in the rocket and it do it job properly. However it is another life experiment and we have to learn of our mistakes, good job guys and wishing you the success in the next missions and may this accident push us to enhance the new generations of rockets. Rocket’s accidents are a lot, but we could avoid any explosions in the pressure vessels either gaz fuel or the Oxygen pressure vessels via changing the classical method of storing in one big pressure vessel to several spherical pressure vessels made by ultra high strength alloys combines small crystal microstructures, where these vessels linked with one tube of gas output.
    thus we could extend the internal used area of ​​the pressure vessel then reduce the the stress upon these material and prevent any mechanical failure that could result catastrophic problem to the space craft.
    It is a very important installing a grid of tubes on the external front of the burning chamber and permits the Oxygen the used in the burning procedures in the burning chamber passes through these tubes first, to absorb the extreme heat over there in order to prevent any mechanical characteristics failure in these parts due to extreme heat, this could also improve burning efficiency of burning fuel, because now it well be via hot Oxygen.
    These procedures costs more money and efforts but it could grants more safety for the space crafts especially during most critical period of launching and also to be able to achieve a required missions to the Mars planet and a better abilities for a space explorations and exploitations.

    Sincerely.

    Armen Ohan.

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  3. Armen Ohan

    Howdy ISS ,
    I would kindly ask you to see the possibility of adding some extra accessories upon The International Space Station or a long space journeys rocket Engines , that may been used for these rockets , it is a system of transferring a non-metallic trash of the crews , ( after cutting that to a small pieces ) to the burning chamber, to burn it there during the burning procedures of the specific fuel of the rocket Engines .
    Because Engines that works in the space where afar of Earth atmosphere , depends upon Newton’s second theory ( action and reaction ) and when these rockets are in the vacuum space needs much more materials to expanding than the periods of flights in the Earth atmosphere zone, [Because while rocket Engines work in the limit of atmosphere zone , it could take the advantage of pushing these gases of the atmosphere to create the reaction required , but in the vacuum zone of space it needs to make ( an explosions pulses stream ) to push the rocket – change direction – accelerate ,,,, etc. ] therefore it needs much more materials to expand as gases to generate a pushing pressure during the burning procedures to get the required gas pressure according to the formula ( PV=NRT )
    Therefore burning trash as non-metallic materials in the burning chamber in a very high temperature of rocket engine could generate a big value of gases pressure and may helps to increasing the pressure in the burning chamber and reduces required fuels to generate that required pushing pressure .
    It is a very important to take advantage of any thing on the board of The International Space Station or a long journeys rockets and avoid throwing these materials to the space , just because it called trush , or even it is a very useful to produce these equipments , tools , dishes ,,,, etc. that usually planned to be send to The International Space Station of a specific polymer materials, where it may been used latter as a fuels of the engine . [That also may happens after some chemical treatments on the board of these long journeys rockets such burning and electric analyses ,,,, etc. in a specific equipments to extracting the important elements and materials such Oxygen, Water ,,,, etc. to use it as recycle important life materials could helps astronauts life] .
    You know rocket Engines are not merely increasing temperature , but it needs expand the value of volum and pressure of materials to a gas phase in a huge volume and pressure values .
    Without these materials , the heat could not do anything ( no action and no reaction ) , a long space journey is a big challenge therefore we should adopt a several integral , advanced and developed plans to achieve it
    successfully .

    Sincerely .
    Armen Ohan .

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  4. Armen Ohan

    Dear Sirs ,
    It is a very important to understand the reality of gravity field and a gravity particles therefore I would kindly share my attempt in this field .
    The scientist Davit Bohr said in 1922 in his great atomic theory ; ( When Electrons excited to jump among a higher and lower orbits , it radiates Electromagnetic waves ).
    It is a great theory where gave a chance to build so many another theories and built the recent human civilization .
    But he didn’t mentioned where from these Photons come from during this phenomena and atoms radiate light in a Plaza phase , therefore I would kindly focus upon important point ( During these jumps of electrons , where from these Photon comes to been excite to be Electromagnetic wave ? , if there is merely space between electrons and nucleus of atoms ) .
    On my opinion : [ Neutron combines particles , the density of these particles increase towards the centre of Neutron , and it reduces as long as the distance is afar of the center of the Neutron gradually, until it represent as Gravity Particles , where have no Electronic or a Magnetic charges ,when Neutron been broken , it been transferred to Electromagnetic waves Energy ( where composed of Photons at a several deference frequencies ) that is according to Albert Einstein’s a famous formula ( E=M*C^2) ,C=speed of light , E =Energy , M= Mass , therefore it seems to me [ These particles are Photons] , while they are stable they represent as Gravity Particles , but when they been exited and move at a speed of light ( 299 792 458 m / s ), due to Electrons jumping among a several orbits of the atom , it will represent as energy phase of Electromagnetic waves , in briefly the (Gravity Particles are Photons where they both having zero magnetic charge ) .

    Please just if you have any objections , you have to explain :

    – Where from these Photons comes to the atom , while Electrons jumps among their orbits in the atom , to radiates Electromagnetic waves ?
    (Where these Electromagnetic waves composed of Photons , in a several different frequencies) .

    – Why during destroying Neutron it gives Electromagnetic waves (Photons) 100%, but not gravity influences nor magnetic influences nor ,,,, etc. .

    Note: This occurs with Proton as well , because Proton is merely Neutron plus Positron which give the positive magnetic charge the Neutron . Therefore these gravity particles which ( it compose of a materials basic units ) flying in the space of Neutrons and Protons in the Nucleus of atom , molecules and it forms a gravity field of a gravity particles over these materials and it grows as much as increases the value of these materials and grows in a higher levels until it appears as a gravity field around Planets, Stars ,,,, etc. .

    Now , aren’t Neutrons and Protons composed of Photons, in a highly density phase ?, that mean a Gravity particles are also the same material .

    Sincerely .
    Armen Ohan .

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  5. Armen Ohan

    Dear Sirs ,
    The most important step in the procedures of to qualify the planet Mars for a normally human life is to making an artificilly atmosphere with the same value of Earth atmosphere pressure value, because this pressure guarantees stabilize the liquid phase of water, otherwise even if they find water underground, it could evaporate a very quickly and it will be transferred to gas phase (steam) in a turbulent speed, only the solid phase (ice) is more stabile in that pressure, remember the atmosphere pressure of Mars is equal% 0.6 of a pressure of Earth atmosphere (absent of pressure). Mars planet has low gravity force due to its a small value of mass comparing with mass of Earth. There is possibilities of increasing the value of mass of the planet Mars via using some nuclear explosions to push and fail dawn Mars’s two moons Phobos and Deimos via reducing it’s centrifugal force and making Mars planet gravity able to attract it and finally to fail to the surface of planet Mars in order to increase the total mass of Mars and increase the gravity force of Mars to make it able to attracts these important elements such Oxygen, Nitrogen, etc. and also we do need to make some another a nuclear explosions via classic atomic bombs or Hydrogen nuclear bombs, in order to break the external rocky crust of the Mars planet to give the opportunity and for the confined or dissolved gases (such Oxygen, Nitrogen , Steam of Water or even another gases as well) in the rocky crust of the Mars planet , a chance for release via high temperature of the nuclear explosions and make it free to forming artificially atmosphere on the Mars planet. Because it is not practically installing a human community on the surface of The Mars Planet depending upon a space suit to secure a pressure or a breathing air for a long term and the journey to the planet Mars is not merely a trip, but a colonizing ore planet and install human community and civilization, therefore it deserves a sacrifices of money and efforts.
    Sincerely.
    Armen Ohan.

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  6. Armen Ohan

    Dear Sirs ,
    The most recent challenge which facing the space exploration and exploitation is cost or price of energy , therefor it seems it is a very necessary to work in the field of a renewable energy sources and boldly, also the modern safe (Neutron & Proton accelerator nuclear reactors), because the consequences will be dire after a depletion of the fossil energy sources and could pose a serious risk to the lives of billions of humans living on the face of this planet . Because we all carrying on our shoulders the immoral responsibility of rebuilding a new bases for the human civilization, which could based upon a renewable energy sources, in order to grant the human civilization the renewal attributes.
    Thank you for your a huge efforts of enhancing and developing the human civilization .

    Sincerely .

    Armen Ohan.

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