Back to Work for Expedition 64 Trio

Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins works on research hardware inside the Kibo laboratory module.
Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins works on research hardware inside the Kibo laboratory module.

It is back to work for three Expedition 64 crewmates today following a day of rest on Thursday. The trio is ramping up space research while continuing the upkeep of the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins began her day replacing batteries in devices that detect smoke and compounds in the station’s atmosphere. She then serviced a variety of research hardware including Spectrum which images proteins in fluorescent light. Rubins then worked on a device that applies a known force to a crew member and uses the resulting acceleration to calculate an astronaut’s mass in microgravity.

Station Commander Sergey Ryzhikov had a light duty day Friday. The two-time resident of the orbiting lab spent some time dusting and cleaning crew quarters before replacing components in the Russian toilet.

First-time space flyer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov inspected Russian hardware today including a food warmer and an onboard control system. The cosmonaut Flight Engineer also configured a pair of laptop computers with assistance from mission specialists on the ground.

4 thoughts on “Back to Work for Expedition 64 Trio”

  1. Astronaut Kate, it’s looks a lot of fun. A great scientific and emotional adventure I’m sure. I wish you the best of time on board the International Space Station. I also hope to see you outside in Space. If you get another chance. I remember last time you were onboard.

  2. Really I like what NASA i s going to make the world better for us to live by discoverying water in moon,and creating more jobs to citizens of America and global ,I wish in future to be work for NASA companies to improve the companies better

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