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The Science and Preparation for an upcoming Cargo Delivery kicked off a busy week aboard the International Space StationMonday, as the Expedition 70The crew is focusing on stem cell research, orbital training and new space technology.
Two cosmonauts – Flight Engineers Oleg kononenko and Nikolai chub – are preparing to monitor the automated docking for the Progress 87 cargo vessel, which is scheduled for launchThe Baikonur Cosmodrome will be leaving Kazakhstan at 10:25 pm EST on February 14. Progress will dock around 1:12 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, with almost three tons of fuel, food, and supplies. In preparation for the upcoming cargo, the cosmonauts have been trained on the TORU (telerobotically controlled rendezvous unit), which allows them to control an arriving spacecraft remotely in the unlikely event that it could not dock automatically.
Then, there is the Progress 85A cargo craft that arrived at the station six months ago will detach from the station Monday, February 12, at 9:09pm. Three hours later, the craft will be instructed to deorbit and then burn up in the Pacific Ocean.
Two NASA Flight Engineers were training for a mission. Jasmin MoghbeliThe following are some examples of how to get started: Loral O’Hara, spent the majority of their time on the Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for microgravity-induced bone deterioration (MABL-A) investigation. MABL-A, which was delivered aboard Northrop Grumman’s 20thCommercial Resupply MissionNearly two weeks ago, assessed the effects of microgravity bone marrow stem cell. The two worked separately all day to sample BioCells in the habitat, with the help of JAXA’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer). Satoshi Furukawa.
Later on, Moghbeli donned Bio-MonitorThe garment and headband monitors and records vitals while crew members are performing daily activities. Furukawa, Commander of the ESA (European Space Agency), joined her later. Andreas Mogensen. and Roscosmos flight engineer Konstantin Borisov complete orbital-training in the unlikely case an emergency occurred on station.
Mogensen, assisted by Furukawa, untied the stowage at the end the day. NanoRacks External platformThen, mount a pressure-management device before connecting power and data cables.
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Original content by blogs.nasa.gov – “Crew Conducts Stem Cell Research and Training as Cargo Craft Nears Launch – Space Station”
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