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Day Before Soyuz Relocation, Astronauts Continue Studies on Microgravity’s Influence

18 Mar 2021, 16:26 UTC
Day Before Soyuz Relocation, Astronauts Continue Studies on Microgravity’s Influence
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Two Russian spacecraft are seen docked to the International Space Station as it orbited 269 miles above southern Argentina. At left is the Soyuz MS-17 crew ship that will soon undock from the Rassvet module and relocate to the Poisk module, making room for three new crew members due to launch April 9 aboard the Soyuz MS-18 crew ship. At right is the aft end of the Progress 77 cargo craft docked to the Pirs docking compartment. Credits: NASA
A day before Expedition 64 relocates the Soyuz MS-17 to another port on the International Space Station, the six-person crew continued studies on the effects of microgravity on humans, plants, and materials, along with a couple outreach events.
NASA astronaut Victor Glover took part in two media events, each accompanied by a different crewmate. First up, Glover and Kate Rubins spoke with Fox 11 “Good Day L.A.” about living and working aboard the space station. About two hours later, Glover joined Shannon Walker for an outreach event with U.S. Rep. Norma Torres of California, where they answered questions submitted by students.
Glover teamed up again with Rubins for an eye ultrasound. Receiving guidance from the ground, Glover served as operator for ...

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