mercredi 6 mai 2015

ISS - Maintenance and Departure Preps Continue on Wednesday












ISS - Expedition 43 Mission patch.

May 6, 2015

Maintenance and experiment work continued on Wednesday for the Expedition 43 crew.

NASA astronauts Terry Virt spent the second consecutive day replacing components inside one of the station’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Assemblies (CDRA.) The CDRA system works to remove carbon dioxide from the cabin air, allowing for an environmentally safe crew cabin. Virts also did some preparatory work on a payload rack for a cellular biology experiment scheduled to launch on the next SpaceX mission.

One-Year crew member Scott Kelly participated in the Fine Motor Skills study and took some time out of his schedule to speak with the “Today Show” and his twin brother Mark Kelly.


Image above: NASA astronaut Terry Virts (center) shared this image after giving two of his Russian crew mates new zero-g haircuts.

Watch Scott Kelly talk to the “Today Show”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY6BWalV39o

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti continued the Triplelux-A experiment which aims to gain a better understanding of immune suppression in spaceflight. She also Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov in a checkout of the Sokol launch and entry suits that she, Shkaplerov and Virts will wear when they return to Earth next week.

Related links:

Cellular biology experiment: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1207.html

Fine Motor Skills study: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1767.html

Triplelux-A experiment: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/TripleLux/

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

Image, Text, Credit: NASA.

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