The seven-member Expedition 64 crew has synched up its schedule following a busy week that saw the arrival of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission and a Russian spacewalk.
The International Space Station’s four newest crew members are fitting in a variety of space research today. The quartet also continues to get up to speed with station systems and procedures.
Flight Engineers Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover, the SpaceX Crew Dragon commander and pilot, respectively, researched how their dexterous manipulation is affected by microgravity. The Grip study may influence the development of future space systems and interfaces as NASA plans missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, now on his third space mission, set up the Avatar-X robotic camera experiment then worked on a specialized incubator that can generate artificial gravity. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, who last served aboard the station in 2010, installed an air-particle monitor in the Tranquility module and later continued her ceramic manufacturing research.
The two Expedition 64 cosmonauts, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, cleaned their Russian Orlan spacesuits today following Wednesday’s spacewalk. The duo spent six hours and 48 minutes readying the station’s Russian segment for the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.
NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins collected radish leaf samples being grown inside the Advanced Plant Habitat. Rubins then switched over to lab maintenance, checking water tanks and filters in the Destiny laboratory module’s life support rack.
10 thoughts on “Expanded Crew Syncs Schedule and Steps Up Space Research”
Filicitation pour toutes l’équipe pour d’astronauts d’avoir réussi dépendamment sûr l’ISS y compris l’équipe Russie !!
Will they get to eat the radishes? What else will they be growing?
They will not be sampling the harvest this time. Here is a look at the variety of botany studies on the space station and the plants they have grown… https://go.nasa.gov/3fSqtMH
Thank you so much for letting us all know what our wonderful and brave astronauts/cosmonauts are doing on the ISS. This is awesome.
I found myself reading articles on ISS, spacex dragon and NASA for 3hrs today. I would like to read more about space in the world coming weeks. Kindly notify me when the station is passing Kenya’s space so that I can have a glimpse. Otherwise the station is very complex and it has really taken extreme efforts for the crew and the station to be where it is today. Much respect
Hello Albert. You can find out space station sighting times for your hometown and also get notifications for upcoming viewing opportunities here… https://spotthestation.nasa.gov
Magnificent progress being made in construction and engineering for space station. Truly inspirational, something I can only dream of participating in. The human race is amazing!
This blog is awakening a renewed interest space exploration. Great job!
How can we hear the space to ground mission controls conversations every day… Seems to have stopped thanks
Hi. You can listen to space to ground communications with the crew here… http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload