SLEEP IN AND RELAXED SCHEDULE TODAY

Cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin (foreground) and Oleg Kononenko work on a pair of Russian Orlan spacesuits inside the Pirs docking compartment’s airlock.

THE ISS CREW ENJOYS A POST-SPACEWALK SLEEP IN

Sleep in for the crew was the next scheduled task after a successful spacewalk. The six-hour maintenance excursion outside the space station was successful.

Some science duties were undertaken; however, the ISS crew also enjoyed a relaxed work time during the day.

This two-part article details the spacewalk wrap-up yesterday afternoon; it continues from the 3-part article on May 29, 2019.

Light Science Duties as Crew Sleeps in After Spacewalk

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Nick Hague works on transferring science to a freezer for storage. After the 6-hour spacewalk the crew had a well-deserved sleep in.

The six-member Expedition 59 crew had a chance to sleep in the day after wrapping up a successful spacewalk on the Russian side of the International Space Station. The cosmonauts are cleaning up this afternoon from yesterday’s excursion while the rest of the orbiting crew focuses on exercise research and other light science duties.

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch woke up after lunch today and strapped themselves into an exercise bike inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. The duo took turns working out on the specialized bicycle attached to sensors for the experiment measuring oxygen uptake and aerobic capacity.

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David Saint-Jacques works on space biology science hardware. After a sleep in the crew enjoyed a relaxed afternoon at the station.

Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques checked on a couple of life science experiments during their relaxed afternoon. McClain updated software for the Photobioreactor study exploring how microalgae can create a hybrid life support system for astronauts and Earthlings. Saint-Jacques turned off and stowed the Canadian Bio-Monitor device that can quickly analyze human biological samples in space.

Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin are reconfiguring the Pirs airlock, cleaning spacesuits and stowing tools following Wednesday’s six hour and one minute spacewalk. The cosmonauts also debriefed spacewalk experts on the ground discussing their hardware removal and experiment jettisoning tasks.

Later Yesterday May 29, 2019

Two Cosmonauts Wrap Up the Fourth Spacewalk at the Station This Year

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Spacewalkers Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin work outside the Pirs docking compartment during the fourth spacewalk of the year at the International Space Station.

Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos have completed a spacewalk lasting 6 hours and 1 minute.

The two cosmonauts opened the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment to begin the spacewalk at 11:42 a.m. EDT. They re-entered the airlock and closed the hatch at 5:43 p.m.

During the spacewalk, the duo completed the planned tasks, including installing a handrail on the Russian segment of the complex, retrieving science experiments from the Poisk module’s hull; removing and jettisoning the plasma wave experiment hardware; and conducting maintenance work on the orbiting laboratory, such as cleaning the window of the Poisk hatch.

The spacewalk was the 217th in support of station assembly, maintenance and upgrades and the fourth outside the station this year.

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217 Spacewalks at the International Space Station detail.

This was the fifth spacewalk in Kononenko’s career and the first for Ovchinin, who will become station commander next month. Kononenko is scheduled to return to Earth June 24, with crewmates Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, wrapping up a six-and-a-half-month mission living and working in space.

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Cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin (foreground) and Oleg Kononenko work on a pair of Russian Orlan spacesuits inside the Pirs docking compartment’s airlock.

Written By: Mark Garcia NASA


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LEONOV IS REMEMBERED WITH SPACEWALK

At the start of today’s spacewalk, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko (left) and Alexey Ovchinin commemorated Russia’s first spacewalker Alexei Leonov, who turns 85 on Thursday, with signs attached to their Orlan spacesuits (see translations below).

Russian Spacewalkers Wish Happy Birthday to First Spacewalker Alexey Leonov

Leonov remembered:

Shortly after beginning their spacewalk, Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos recorded birthday greetings for the first person to spacewalk, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Leonov’s 85th birthday is tomorrow, Thursday, May 30.

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Alexey Leonov became the first human to ‘walk’ in space, March 18, 1965

On 18 March, 1965, Leonov became the first person to leave a spacecraft in a spacesuit to conduct a spacewalk, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.

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At the start of today’s spacewalk, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko (left) and Alexey Ovchinin commemorated Russia’s first spacewalker Alexei Leonov, who turns 85 on Thursday, with signs attached to their Orlan spacesuits (see translations below).

Kononenko and Ovchinin also added signs to the backs of their Orlon spacesuits to honor the first spacewalker. Kononenko’s suit with the red stripes bears a sign that says “1st spacewalker”, and the sign on Ovchinin’s suit with the blue stripes says, “Happy birthday, Alexei Arkhipovich,” Leonov’s family name.

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Two Cosmonauts Spacewalking Outside Station’s Russian Segment

Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos began a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk when they opened the hatch of the Pirs docking compartment of the International Space Station at 11:42 a.m. EDT.

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Cosmonauts conduct maintenance procedures, upgrades and repairs in today’s spacewalk.

Both spacewalkers are wearing Russian Orlan spacesuits. Kononenko is designated extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1), wearing the suit with red stripes, and Ovchinin is EV2, in the suit with blue stripes.

Coverage of the spacewalk continues on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Views from a camera on Kononenko’s helmet are designated with the number 18, and Ovchinin’s is labeled with the number 11.

It is Kononenko’s fifth career spacewalk and Ovchinin’s first.

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NASA TV Broadcasting Live Russian Spacewalk for Station Maintenance

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Cosmonauts suit up for today’s spacewalk.

Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are preparing for their exit from the station’s Pirs docking compartment airlock at approximately 11:44 a.m. EDT to begin a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk at the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helping the cosmonauts prepare for their spacewalk.

Coverage of the spacewalk is now underway on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Kononenko and Ovchinin will install handrails on the Russian segment of the complex, retrieve science experiments from the Poisk module’s hull, and conduct maintenance work on the orbiting laboratory.

Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

Written By: Mark Garcia NASA


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PELOSI DAYS NUMBERED DUE TO ALCOHOL?

Nancy Pelosi in this photo during an interview.

Nancy Pelosi’s Days Now Numbered as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Takes its Toll

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Nancy Pelosi in this photo during an interview.

A few days ago, President Trump walked out on Democrats who were at the White House for a meeting on infrastructure. Supposedly, he did so because he says he refuses to work with them until they stop their probes. However, given the fact that Nancy Pelosi was extremely drunk during a press conference only minutes later, the president more than likely stormed out of the meeting because she was drunk.

It would have been almost impossible for Pelosi to get as obliterated as she was at the press conference in the short amount of time between it, and the White House meeting. Thus, she had to be drunk when the president took a walk. Which is probably why he got angry and left abruptly in the first place. The president has no sympathy for drunks or drug addicts and never touches either, since losing his brother Fred Jr. to alcoholism in 1981.

Pelosi and History in Congress

Pelosi has a long history of being drunk, high, or both during public speeches, slurring words, having long periods of silence where she blankly stares into space, forgetting names, stuttering, etc. During her last press conference, she would have not been able to answer anyone who may have simply asked her what her own name was.

Pelosi is mentally deteriorating at a rapid pace from years of drug and alcohol addiction, as well as age related afflictions such as dementia and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. It seems she is getting worse by the day and her time in office is clearly coming to a close.

Soon, both Democrats and Republicans will be calling for her to step down citing her inability to do her job and the embarrassment to Congress she has become. Clearly, Pelosi needs to enter rehab for her addiction and get the help she desperately needs. There is no place in Congress for someone who is mentally obliterated 24/7 and can’t handle her own personal responsibilities and problems, much less be expected to sanely conduct herself and make decisions as a lawmaker. She has become a poster woman for term limits.

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Always obliterated.

Written By: Tony R. Elliott


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MEMBERS OF CREW READY FOR SPACEWALK

Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Christina Koch of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos ready a pair of Russian Orlan spacesuits inside the Pirs docking compartment’s airlock.

CREW MEMBERS READY FOR WEDNESDAY SPACEWALK

Members of the International Space Station are readying for tomorrow’s spacewalk. Two cosmonauts will embark on a maintenance task-solving mission.

Meanwhile, the SpaceX Dragon supply ship is being packed with science experiments and gear for its return to earth soon.

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Here, the two Russian space suits are being displayed by crew members

Station Readies for Spacewalk, Begins Packing Dragon With Science

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Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Christina Koch of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos ready a pair of Russian Orlan spacesuits inside the Pirs docking compartment’s airlock.

Two Expedition 59 cosmonauts are finalizing reviews before Wednesday morning’s spacewalk for maintenance outside the International Space Station. Meanwhile, the orbital residents are also readying completed experiments for return to Earth inside the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft next week.

Commander Oleg Kononenko is set to begin his fifth career spacewalk Wednesday at 11:44 a.m. EDT. He will lead first-time spacewalker Alexey Ovchinin during the six-hour-15-minute excursion on the Russian segment of the orbital lab. They will retrieve experiment hardware, clean lab windows and jettison old cables among other tasks.

The duo reviewed their spacewalk tasks and worksites alongside NASA astronaut Christina Koch this morning. Koch will assist the pair with their Russian Orlan spacesuits in the Pirs airlock before and after Wednesday’s spacewalk.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS RECENTLY DELIVERED BY DRAGON

The SpaceX Dragon launched a multitude of life science experiments studying immunology, crystallography, microphysiology and other space phenomena to the station May 4. The completed research samples and science hardware will now return to Earth inside Dragon after it departs the station’s Harmony module June 3. NASA Flight Engineer Anne McClain is readying the commercial space freighter for departure and beginning the work to pack the finalized experiments for analysis in labs across the globe.

Astronauts Nick Hague and David Saint-Jacques spent Tuesday maintaining station systems and hardware. Hague first measured airflow in the Japan’s Kibo laboratory module before routing power cables in the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. Saint-Jacques reconfigured a robotics computer and routed communication cables then checked components on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device.

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Crew members continue work to ready spacesuits for the Wednesday spacewalk.

Written By: Mark Garcia


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