Space crew examines the impact on skin before station traffic rises
The Expedition 65 cosmonauts worked on biology research today discovering how long-term microgravity affects the skin and the healing course. Three other crew members are gearing up for next week’s rearrangement. This is of their Soyuz crew ship to the International Space Station’s latest science module.
The following NASA Flight Engineers continue the Rodent Research-1 Experiment on Tuesday.
- Megan McArthur
- Shane Kimbrough
Space biology research pursues in order to detect genes and examine cell functions that are affected by weightlessness and affect skin processes. The rodents will be sent back to Earth late next week. This is on the Cargo Dragon vehicle for further analysis.
The speed of traffic at the orbiting lab picks up next week. This is because three crew members get ready to move their Soyuz crew ship to a new port. Two days after, a U.S. resupply ship will be next. This is when it leaves the station in order to come back to Earth loaded with cargo and science experiments.
Three station crew members will go into their Soyuz MS-18 crew ship next Tuesday and take a short ride to a new port. The trio (names as follows) will first back away from the Rassvet module at 8:21 a.m. EDT. It will harbor less than 45 minutes later to Russia’s Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.
- Oleg Novitskiy flanked by NASA Flight Engineer
- Mark Vande Hei
- Pyotr Dubrov -Roscosmos Flight Engineer
Next Thursday, the SpaceX Cargo Dragon will undock from the Harmony module’s international docking adapter at 9:05 a.m. It will splashdown off the coast of Florida about 14 hours after. This is where SpaceX and NASA personnel will recover the vehicle. After which they will begin unpacking its valuable cargo.