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Astronauts Take Day Off Following Spacewalk – Area Station





The waxing gibbous Moon is pictured above Earth's horizon as the space station orbited 271 miles over southern Argentina.
The waxing gibbous Moon is pictured above Earth’s horizon because the house station orbited 271 miles over southern Argentina.

4 Expedition 68 crew members took Monday off following a busy weekend of spacewalk actions. The remainder of the Worldwide Area Station crew centered on electronics, life assist, and Orlan spacesuit upkeep.

NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio are stress-free right now following a spacewalk on Saturday that noticed the profitable set up of a roll-out photo voltaic array on the station’s Starboard-4 truss phase. The duo then spent Sunday cleansing up after the spacewalk within the Quest airlock and discussing the outcomes of the tour with specialists on the bottom. Flight Engineers Nicole Mann of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) additionally took Monday off having assisted the spacewalkers over the weekend.

The following spacewalk is deliberate later this month to relocate a radiator from the Rassvet module to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module. Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin are changing pumps inside their Orlan spacesuits right now as they put together for that spacewalk.

Flight Engineer Anna Kikina spent the day servicing quite a lot of electronics and life assist {hardware} aboard the orbiting lab. She changed gear and reconfigured cables then labored on the Nauka module’s air flow system.


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