NASA scientists continue to study why microgravity accelerates aging in humans and harvests edible plants before Cygnus reboot
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Human research and aerospace science were the main research activities aboard the International Space Station yesterday, aimed at helping NASA and its international partners keep astronauts healthy on long-term missions. The seven Expedition 67 employees also ensured that the circular science laboratory continued to operate at a high level by the end of the work week.

NASA aeronautical engineer Kjell Lindgren continues to investigate why microgravity accelerates the signs of aging in humans. He prepared blood and urine samples and placed them in a science refrigerator to conduct phospho-aging research. The environment changes the mechanisms of cells that accelerate bone and muscle loss. The results could inform conflicting ways to keep astronauts in space longer and improve the lives of older people on Earth.

NASA aeronautical engineer Jessica Watkins begins harvesting the sources and vegetables of mizuna grown by the XROOTS space study on Friday, June 24, 2022. on a long flight in space; Otherwise. Low-Earth orbit.

NASA Aircraft Engineer Bob Hines today unveiled the free Astrobee robotic passengers to test their ability to automatically navigate and navigate within the Kibo laboratory module using smartphone technology. ESA STAR (European Space Agency) spent its day providing parts of the orbital pipeline within the Tranquility Module.

Commander Oleg Artemyev installed an Earth surveillance research camera in the Russian station section, while Flight Engineer Denis Matveev delivered air and water to Progress 81 cargo station. Aeronautical engineer Sergei Korsakov kicked off the European robotic arm experiment and moved on to the ventilation system.

On Saturday, June 25, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will perform the first limited rendezvous of the International Space Station. Delta’s delta velocity engine with Cygnus’s gimbal will be used to redesign the altitude to adjust the space station’s orbit. The Cygnus campaign is the first to incorporate this advanced capability as a standard NASA service, following a 2018 pilot test during Cygnus’ ninth redesign assignment. Cygnus reached out of the orbital zone in February and is expected to leave the space station on Tuesday, June 28, when it will burn up safely in Earth’s atmosphere. The unbirthing broadcast of NASA TV will begin at 5:45 a.m. EDT on NASA TV, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.

This rehabilitation follows an earlier refurbishment attempt on 20 June, which was terminated prematurely as a precautionary measure due to various system parameters in operation of the Cygnus aircraft. Engineer investigations showed that these limits are welcome to be renewed, and restrictions were adjusted for Saturday’s effort.