ISS - Expedition 47 Mission patch.
March 25, 2016
Image above: Expedition 47 astronauts (from left) Jeff Williams, Tim Kopra and Tim Peake share a light moment with reporters on Earth. Image Credit: NASA TV.
A new shipment of science, spacewalk gear and crew supplies is on its way to the International Space Station. The Expedition 47 crew is preparing for its arrival while continuing research and maintenance operations onboard the orbital laboratory.
The Cygnus space freighter is refining its orbital path to the station to complete a Saturday delivery to the Harmony module. Astronauts Tim Kopra, Tim Peake and Jeff Williams are training for the robotic capture of Cygnus using Canada’s 57.7 foot Canadarm2. NASA TV will provide coverage of the Cygnus rendezvous and capture beginning Saturday at 5:30 a.m. EDT/9:30 a.m. UTC.
NASA Television coverage: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
Orbital/ATK Cygnus Rendezvous and Installation to the International Space Station
Meanwhile, the crew is moving on with advanced experiment work exploring how living in space affects a crew member’s body. The orbital science activities also have the potential to improve life on Earth.
Peake continued more immune system research today for the Multi-Omics investigation. Peake and Kopra then partnered up for the Habitability Factors experiment. Cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Yuri Malenchenko worked together on the Cardiovector blood circulation study. Malenchenko then joined Cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka researching how crew members adapt to moving around in weightlessness.
Cygnus rendezvous and capture: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-tv-coverage-set-for-fifth-orbital-atk-resupply-mission-to-space-station-0
Multi-Omics investigation: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1949.html
Habitability Factors experiment: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1772.html
Cardiovector blood circulation study: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/researches/human/11.html
International Space Station (ISS): http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: NASA/NASA TV/Mark Garcia.