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New Trio Adapting to Station Life Earlier than Subsequent Crew Goes Residence – House Station

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The station’s latest crew members, (from left) Frank Rubio of NASA and Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, each from Roscosmos, pose for a portrait throughout a coaching session in Kazakhstan.

Ten folks at the moment are dwelling aboard the Worldwide House Station with the arrival of three new crewmates inside a Soyuz crew ship on Wednesday. The brand new crew members from NASA and Roscosmos will spend the subsequent a number of days getting up to the mark with dwelling and dealing in area.

New flight engineers Frank Rubio from NASA and Dmitri Petelin from Roscosmos are starting their first area mission with veteran cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, who’s on his second area station mission. The trio blasted off at 9:54 a.m. EDT on Wednesday to the orbiting lab contained in the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft from Kazakhstan. The threesome docked to the Rassvet module lower than three-and-a-half hours later. They waited a few extra hours after leak and stress checks earlier than opening the spacecraft hatch and coming into the station to start lab familiarization actions forward of a six-month mission.

Late subsequent week, three cosmonauts who’ve been residing on the area station since March 18, will finish their mission and return to Earth. Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineers Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov will board the Soyuz MS-21 crew ship, undock from the Prichal module, reenter Earth’s ambiance, and parachute to a touchdown in Kazakhstan.

ESA (European House Company) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will take over as station commander from Artemyev earlier than he departs through the conventional Change of Command ceremony subsequent week. The management change might be seen reside on NASA TV, the company’s app, and its web site at 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 28.

In the meantime, as the 2 Soyuz crews start handover procedures, the station’s 4 astronauts who’ve been orbiting Earth since April 27 stayed centered on superior microgravity analysis.

Cristoforetti joined Expedition 67 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren from NASA who every wore a microphone connected to their shoulder to measure the area station’s acoustic atmosphere and the way it impacts a crew member’s listening to. NASA Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins was again on foam analysis wanting by way of the KERMIT microscope observing microstructures not attainable in Earth’s gravity to achieve insights into future analysis and business alternatives. NASA astronaut Bob Hines serviced parts on the Cell Biology Experiment Facility, a analysis incubator, earlier than documenting his every day meals for an area vitamin examine.


Study extra about station actions by following the area station weblog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter, in addition to the ISS Fb and ISS Instagram accounts.

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