CREW SWITCHES TO RESEARCH ON ISS
ED S.
18 Jan '17

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CREW SWITCHES TO RESEARCH ON ISS

The International Space Station crew switches to human research and a plethora of ongoing projects, maintenance and day-to-day activity. Read more below to learn what they do to enhance survival in space with innovations in an ongoing basis.

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As crew switches to research after two successful spacewalks in just over a week, European astronaut Thomas Pesquet is seen here as he inserts a locker into a science freezer. The locker holds scientific samples for stowage and later analysis.

Following a successful pair of spacewalks, the Expedition 50 crew switches gears and is moving full-speed ahead with advanced space research. The orbital residents checked out science gear and studied the impacts of living in space.

European astronaut Thomas Pesquet repressed the Japanese Kibo lab module airlock after a small satellite deployer shot a set of tiny satellites, or CubeSats, into Earth orbit on Monday. The variety of CubeSats will test new spacecraft deorbiting and propulsion technologies and be used for communication purposes.

Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson joined veteran cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Oleg Novitskiy for the ongoing Fluid Shifts study and collected blood, urine and saliva samples. The human research experiment seeks to investigate vision and eye damage some astronauts have reported after their space missions.

Commander Shane Kimbrough worked on combustion science gear troubleshooting a pair of devices that explore flames and high temperatures in space. Flight Engineer Sergey Ryzhikov worked inside a docked Soyuz spacecraft recharging computer batteries.

Written By: Mark Garcia NASA


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