mardi 13 janvier 2015

Space Station Crew Opens Dragon for Business










ISS - Expedition 42 Mission patch.

13 January 2015

The hatches to Dragon were opened for business Tuesday morning at 3:23 a.m. EST and the crew began unpacking critical gear that will support 256 science experiments. The SpaceX commercial cargo craft was attached Monday to the Harmony module at 8:54 a.m.

Read more about the arrival of the SpaceX CRS-5 mission: http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2015/01/dragon-attached-to-space-station.html


Image above: Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti takes a peek inside the just opened Dragon commercial cargo craft. Credit: NASA TV.

One experiment that was immediately set up by Flight Engineer Terry Virts was the Micro-5 study. That experiment observes microorganisms as a model for humans so scientists can understand changes in a crew member’s immune system and the risk of infectious disease in space.

Read more about Micro-5: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/810.html

For more information about the International Space Station (ISS), visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Image (mentioned), Text, Credit: NASA.

Best regards, Orbiter.ch

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