The workweek wraps up with environmental science and physics aboard the International Space Station.
The Expedition 65 inhabitants also maintain the upkeep of the following:
- Power systems
NASA and its global partners take benefit of the weightless nature of the orbiting lab. This is in order to obtain new insights unfeasible due to Earth’s gravity. They use the expertise from long-term microgravity research. This is in order to enhance circumstances for humans on and off the earth.
A new study lately sent to the station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour is discovering how the immune system adjusts to microgravity. NASA Flight Engineer Megan McArthur set up hardware and samples for the Celestial Immunity review within the Microgravity Science Glovebox today. Conclusions may deliver new vaccines and medicines for illnesses on Earth and boost the potential for commercialization of space.
McArthur also met fellow NASA Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei following their meals on a computer to assist scientists to recognize the nutritional needs of astronauts. Vande Hei spent most of Friday on upkeep restoring life support system elements and swap fuel tanks in the Combustion Integrated Rack.
Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) partners with Vande Hei. Partnering is for some of the life assistance work on Friday. Pesquet also moves the AstroPi science computer to the Columbus laboratory segment. This is after joining NASA Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough for orbital plumbing work in the Tranquility module. Furthermore, Kimbrough spends a few hours positioning power equipment and transmitting cables inside Tranquility. This is prior to accumulating and stowing his urine samples for subsequent examination.
Station Commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency began Friday in the Kibo laboratory module recovering sample casings from the Electrostatic Levitation Furnace. The three-time space traveler ultimately wraps up the workday setting off the Astrobee robotic free-flyers and strengthening crew facilities.
Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, also a three-time space guest, works on Russian communications gear and power tools prior to replacing samples for a semiconductor crystal research. Roscosmos Flight Engineer and first-time space flyer Pyotr Dubrov spend the day together too. They work on sanitation and ventilation chores in the station’s Russian division.