Cuatro miembros de la tripulación de la estación espacial tienen como objetivo el sábado regresar a la Tierra en el SpaceX Dragon

La nave de la tripulación SpaceX Dragon Endurance se muestra desde una ventana a bordo de la nave de la tripulación SpaceX Dragon Endurance. El Endurance se acopla en el puerto orientado hacia adelante del módulo Harmony, mientras que el Endeavor se acopla en el puerto Harmony orientado al espacio de la Estación Espacial Internacional. Crédito: NASA

Cuatro miembros de la tripulación de la Expedición 68 están llegando al final de su estadía a bordo de la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS) este fin de semana. Sus reemplazos completan su primera semana a bordo del puesto orbital y despiertan a la velocidad de la vida en el espacio.

el[{» attribute=»»>SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance with four crewmates is targeted to depart the space station at 2:05 a.m. EST on Saturday and return to Earth less than 24 hours later. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada will command and pilot Endurance respectively flanked by Koichi Wakata of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Anna Kikina of Roscosmos. The foursome is due to splashdown off the coast of Florida at 9:19 p.m. on Saturday.

Four Expedition 68 Flight Engineers

From left, are Expedition 68 Flight Engineers Anna Kikina of Roscosmos, Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann from NASA, and Koichi Wakata of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) posing for a fun portrait inside the International Space Station’s Kibo laboratory module. Credit: NASA

The quartet blasted off toward the orbiting lab as the SpaceX Crew-5 mission on October 5, 2022, and docked to the Harmony module’s forward port on October 6. A variety of crew ships and space freighters arrived and departed, numerous spacewalks were conducted, and a multitude of advanced space research took place during Crew-5’s five-month-long stay in space.

The station’s newest crew members are several days into their orbital residency after their arrival on March 3, as the SpaceX Crew-6 mission. The new flight engineers, Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg of NASA, Sultan Alneyadi of UAE (United Arab Emirates), and Andrey Fedyaev of Roscosmos, have already begun a variety of space research and lab maintenance activities.

Cygnus Space Freighter Berthed to Unity Module

At top right, is the Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter berthed to the International Space Station’s Unity module. The orbital outpost was soaring 262 miles above the English Channel off the coast of France in this nighttime photograph captured on February 28, 2023, from an external high-definition camera. Credit: NASA

The four new station residents have started exploring how microgravity affects the human body and picked a small tomato crop growing for a space agriculture study. They also spent Thursday afternoon familiarizing themselves with space station hardware and emergency equipment located throughout the space lab.

Three other space station residents, Commander Sergey Prokopyev, Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin, both from Roscosmos, and NASA Flight Engineer Frank Rubio, have been living in space since September 21. The trio spent the day stowing biological samples in a science freezer, packing cargo inside the Soyuz MS-22 spaceship, and servicing life support components. They will continue their station mission until later this year and return home inside the Soyuz MS-23 crew ship.

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