Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka handed authority of a International Space Station to wanderer Scott Kelly Saturday. The following day a docked Russian resupply boat dismissed a engines lifting a orbital laboratory’s altitude to ready for arriving Soyuz and Progress missions.
Visiting organisation members Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov assimilated Padalka for a Soyuz skirmish cavalcade as they ready for Friday evening’s alighting inside a Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft. When Padalka lands he will have amassed 879 days in space over 5 missions, 4 on a space hire and one on Russia’s Mir, a universe record. This is a initial goal for Mogensen and Aimbetov.
Meanwhile, a general organisation of 9 has been conducting modernized microgravity scholarship to advantage life on Earth and destiny crews. NASA astronauts Kelly and Kjell Lindgren tested a humanoid Robonaut. Japanese wanderer Kimiya Yui checked out rodent investigate gear. New Flight Engineer Sergey Volkov worked with Mogensen on a Muscle Atrophy Research Exercise System.