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Six-Member Expedition 44 Crew Back to Work After Docking Activities

ISS - Expedition 44 Mission patch.

July 27, 2015

The International Space Station is at full strength now with six crew members from Japan, Russia and the United States. The newly-expanded orbital team got together today to review their roles and responsibilities in the event of an emergency in space.

Image above: NASA astronaut and new Expedition 44 crew member Kjell Lindgren works inside the Destiny laboratory module. Image Credit: NASA TV.

New station residents Oleg Kononenko, Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui will be familiarizing themselves with their new home in space over the next few days. While they adapt to their new workplace the trio will also be getting up to speed with daily science research and orbital maintenance tasks.

International Space Station (ISS). Image Credit: NASA

Lindgren spent some time with the Veggie botany experiment before working on a spacesuit battery. Yui explored protein crystal growth with the potential to help scientists create advanced drugs on Earth then moved on to cargo transfers from the brand new Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft. Kononenko looked at the effect of space radiation on viruses, researched protein crystals and checked out Russian space hardware.

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Images (mentioned), Text, Credit: NASA.


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