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Week Ends with Microbiology, Spacesuits, and Lab Upkeep – House Station

The house station soars above the coast of Argentina into an orbital sundown. From left are, the station’s principal photo voltaic arrays, the Canadarm2 robotic arm, and an exterior analysis platform.

Human analysis and spacesuit work topped the schedule for the Expedition 69 crew aboard the Worldwide House Station on the finish of the week. The orbital residents additionally analyzed microbes, maintained life assist methods, and labored on cargo transfers.

Researchers on the bottom constantly examine how dwelling in house impacts astronauts to maintain crews wholesome. The crew members present blood samples and different specimens throughout their mission for examination on the orbital outpost or in laboratories on the bottom. In addition they connect quite a lot of sensors to themselves measuring their physiological reactions whereas both at relaxation, exercising, and even working. The info is downlinked real-time or later to assist docs perceive how weightlessness impacts their our bodies.

Two astronauts, Jasmin Moghbeli of NASA and Satoshi Furukawa of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Company), took turns pedaling on an train cycle for a exercise research within the Future laboratory module. The duo wore respiration gear and cardiac sensors for the investigation monitoring their cardio health. Moghbeli later sequenced DNA from microbe samples collected from the potable water dispenser. Furukawa moved on and inventoried medical provides contained in the Human Analysis Facility.

Flight Engineer Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European House Company) wrapped up 4 days of an immunity research of Friday. He eliminated experiment {hardware}, stowed blood samples in a science freezer, and disconnected the Kubik analysis incubator. Mogensen was serving to docs find out how microgravity impacts mobile immune features and to observe the human immune system in house.

NASA Flight Engineer Frank Rubio labored within the Quest airlock scrubbing cooling loops in a pair of U.S. spacesuits. After Rubio’s cooling loop work was accomplished, Moghbeli would take over and deconfigure the spacesuits then stow them in Quest.

Within the Roscosmos section of the orbiting lab, Commander Sergey Prokopyev serviced docking {hardware}, jogged on a treadmill for a health analysis, then started packing objects contained in the Soyuz MS-23 crew ship. The 2 cosmonaut flight engineers, Dmitri Petelin and Konstantin Borisov, cut up their day between accumulating station microbe samples for evaluation, changing life assist {hardware}, and disposing trash and used {hardware} contained in the Roscosmos Progress 84 cargo craft.

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

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