samedi 24 septembre 2016
ISS - Eye Scans, Orbital Plumbing and Story Time for Crew
ISS - Expedition 49 Mission patch.
September 24, 2016
Astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi are continuing more eye checks today in the middle of day-long orbital plumbing work. Commander Anatoly Ivanishin packed trash in a resupply ship and researched a variety of Earth and space phenomena.
Rubins and Onishi scanned each other’s eyes today using an ultrasound. Doctors on the ground assisted the duo and will use the data to determine how living in space affects vision and the shape of the eye. The pair also participated in the Story Time From Space video series for children demonstrating simple physics experiments.
Image above: Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi is at work inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. Image Credit: NASA.
Onishi spent most of his day replacing parts such as sensors and valves in the bathroom, or the Water and Hygiene Compartment, located in the Tranquility module. Rubins analyzed the quality of the station’s water supply and sampled for microbes, silica and organic material.
Ivanishin, a veteran cosmonaut on his second station mission, is getting the Progress 63 cargo craft ready for departure next month. He transferred cargo and trash to and from the resupply ship then updated the station’s inventory management system. The commander also spent some time exploring new ways to monitor natural disasters, how the digestive system adapts in space and detecting orbital debris and micrometeoroid impacts on the station.
Story Time From Space video series: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1287.html
Monitor natural disasters: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/researches/study/12.html
Digestive system adapts in space: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/researches/human/09.html
Orbital debris and micrometeoroid impacts: http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/researches/develop/16.html
Space Station Research and Technology: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html
International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
Image (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.
Publié par Orbiter.ch à 07:07