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Crew Preps for Starliner Throughout Human Analysis and Robotics – House Station


The Worldwide House Station flies into an orbital sundown at an altitude of 266 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Africa.

The Worldwide House Station is on the brink of welcome Boeing’s new Starliner crew ship as a consequence of elevate off subsequent week on the corporate’s Orbital Flight Take a look at-2 mission. In the meantime, the seven-member Expedition 67 crew conmtinued its human analysis and robotics work in the present day.

NASA Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines continued coaching for the arrival of the Starliner spacecraft focused for 7:10 p.m. EDT on Friday, Might 20. The duo reviewed the OFT-2 mission profile and practiced the distant commanding of Starliner on a pc. The system that sends and receives information from approaching business crew automobiles, Frequent Communications for Visiting Automobiles (C2V2), was activated earlier this week. Starliner will elevate off atop the Atlas-V rocket from United Launch Alliance at 6:54 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Might 19, from Cape Canaveral House Power Station in Florida.

Lindgren and Hines additionally began the day amassing and stowing their blood samples for later evaluation. Hines then activated the Astrobee robotic free-flyer assistants contained in the Kibo laboratory module. Lindgren later stowed the toaster-sized, cube-shaped robots after the autonomous units spent the day demonstrating methods to detect and restore defective station {hardware}.

Astronaut Jessica Watkins familiarized herself with Astrobee procedures and swapped elements within the station’s waste and hygiene compartment positioned within the Tranquility module. Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti from ESA (European House Company) spent all day Friday testing the rHEALTH ONE medical system for its capacity to establish cells, microorganisms, and proteins in microgravity.

Over within the station’s Russian phase, Commander Oleg Artemyev labored all through Friday transferring water from the ISS Progress 80 cargo craft into the Zvezda service module. He additionally packed previous station gear for disposal contained in the ISS Progress 79 resupply ship. Flight Engineer Denis Matveev labored on air flow programs and photographed the situation of panels inside Zvezda. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov continued testing the mobility of the European robotic arm connected to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.


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