Space Station Astronauts Unpacking New Science Experiments From SpaceX Dragon Resupply Ship
New science experiments continue to be unpacked from inside the newly-arrived SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The seven Expedition 67 crew members also ensured the International Space Station (ISS) continues orbiting Earth in tip-top shape.
Kjell Lindgren, NASA Flight Engineer, assisted Watkins and Hines in moving science freezers inside Dragon to access cargo pallets. Lindgren also tended to radishes and mizuna greens growing using hydroponic and aeroponic methods for the XROOTS space botany study. ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tested computer connections inside the European Physiology Module that supports neuroscientific, cardiovascular, and physiological investigations inside the Columbus laboratory module.
The station’s three cosmonauts focused primarily on life support maintenance duties. Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev serviced Russian ventilation systems replacing vents and filters. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov performed orbital plumbing duties inside the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.