As Thanksgiving approaches, observed by over twelve nations, worldwide, work continues aboard the space station. As seen below, the new HD cameras give remarkable images.
Three new crew members are in their first week aboard the International Space Station. They joined the Expedition 50 crew Saturday bringing the occupancy of the orbital lab to six humans.
Six International Space Station crew members are heading in to the Thanksgiving holiday with human research activities and orbital lab maintenance.
The two U.S. astronauts, three cosmonauts and one French astronaut are getting ready for a Space Thanksgiving. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is beginning her third station mission and will spend the traditional U.S. holiday orbiting above the Earth for the third time.
Meanwhile, new crew members Whitson, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and first time space-flyer Thomas Pesquet and are familiarizing themselves with their home on orbit where they will live for the next six months. Whitson was last onboard the station during Expedition 16 in 2008 before Japan’s Kibo lab module had been delivered and the final solar arrays had been installed.
Whitson spent several hours repairing the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) today, one of two functional toilets aboard the station. She replaced several components after a leak was detected in the WHC on Monday.
Written By: Mark Garcia NASA
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