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Crew Research Life Science, Botany and Prepares for Spacewalk – House Station






Cosmonauts (from left) Denis Matveev and Oleg Artemyev configure the European robotic arm on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module during a spacewalk on April 18, 2022.
Cosmonauts (from left) Denis Matveev and Oleg Artemyev configure the European robotic arm on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module throughout a spacewalk on April 18, 2022.

Therapeutic wounds in area and rising crops in low-Earth orbit and past have been the principle analysis subjects aboard the Worldwide House Station on Thursday. In the meantime, the Expedition 67 crew can be packing a U.S. cargo craft and making ready for a Russian spacewalk subsequent week.

Two-time area station resident Kjell Lindgren of NASA arrange {hardware} through the morning contained in the Life Science Glovebox for a biology experiment learning how pores and skin heals in weightlessness. He was joined within the afternoon by fellow astronauts Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins, each from NASA, and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European House Company) for an experiment procedures evaluation and a convention with the payload developer on the bottom. Observations could present insights enhancing wound therapeutic methods for astronauts and Earthlings.

Hines and Watkins started their day drawing their blood samples, spinning them in a centrifuge, then stowing them in a science freezer for later evaluation. Hines then inspected seeds and recirculated fluids for the XROOTS botany examine rising mizuna greens and radishes to discover agricultural methods in area. Watkins later labored on orbital plumbing duties contained in the Unity module.

Cristoforetti started her day servicing analysis gear as she downloaded Acoustic Monitor information to a laptop computer laptop then swapped elements on a fluorescence imaging microscope. On the finish of the day, she continued stowing cargo contained in the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship readying it for its return to Earth later this month.

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev are gearing up for one more spacewalk on Aug. 17 to arrange the European robotic arm (ERA) for operations on the station’s Russian phase. The duo has been readying their Russian Orlan spacesuits, spacewalking instruments, and the Poisk module’s airlock for subsequent week’s deliberate six-and-half-hour spacewalk. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov, who will help the spacewalkers subsequent week, can be configuring the ERA for the upcoming tour, which might be this yr’s seventh spacewalk.



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