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Advanced housekeeping keeps the space station in top condition

The Soyuz MS-18 crew ship will move from the Rassvet module to the Nauka nauka module on September 28, 2021. Credit: NASA

The Expedition 65 65 today focused on a variety of advanced housekeeping activities at the International Space Station. There was also time for robotics research, crew preparation for departure, and filmmaking activities.

On Friday, five station astronauts were working on everything from electronics, cleaning, plumbing, to temporary crew dormitories. Some of the crew also had time to continue their ongoing research, which is the main mission of the orbiting laboratory.

NASA Flight engineer Shane Kimbro installed a cable inside that was connected to computer network equipment. Unity Quiet module, NASA flight engineers Mark Vande Hei and Megan McArthur have reorganized the stored items, NanoRacks Bishop Airlock..

ESA (European Space Agency) commander Tomas Speske has replaced components of the internal water recovery system Kibo Laboratory Module.. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) Flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide Columbus Lab Module Check the science computer and then equip the crew with another sleep accommodation.

I also turned on MacArthur Astrobby Tested its maneuverability using a robot free flyer Stopped arm.. Kimbro removed the scientific freezer from the Cygnus space cargo ship and installed it at the Kibo Research Institute. Vandehei calls on NASA nutritionists to Station food menu..

The three astronauts at the station worked to complement the docked Soyuz crew ship and Russian space research. Flight engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov Soyuz MS-18 Crew ship, and then tried Lower body negative pressure clothing This prevents fluid from accumulating towards the crew’s head under microgravity. Veteran astronaut Anton Schkaprelov checked life support and computer components within the Soyuz MS-19.

All three astronauts, along with spaceflight officials Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko, also participated in filmmaking in the Russian segment of the station. The two space station guests will return to Earth with Novitsky on October 16 and lead the pair to a parachute landing in Kazakhstan within the Soyuz MS-18 crew.

Advanced housekeeping keeps the space station in top condition Advanced housekeeping keeps the space station in top condition

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