The nine-member International Space Station organisation participated in a far-reaching accumulation of modernized microgravity scholarship via a orbital laboratory. Three of those organisation members are also removing prepared to lapse to Earth during a finish of a week.
NASA wanderer Scott Kelly, who is now a hire commander, worked in a Japanese Kibo laboratory to set adult rigging that will muster dual tiny satellites outward a lab procedure subsequent week. Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren spent a afternoon troubleshooting a humanoid Robonaut 2 that could support destiny crews with slight or dangerous tasks.
The homebound contingent including Gennady Padalka, a world’s many gifted orbital organisation member, and initial time space visitors Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov are removing prepared to leave a space hire Friday evening. They will undock in a Soyuz TMA-16M booster Friday during 5:29 a.m. EDT and land in Kazakhstan only three-and-a-half hours later.
Padalka continued ongoing Russian scholarship study plasma production while Mogensen, from a European Space Agency, worked in a Columbus lab procedure on practice gear. Aimbetov, representing Kazakhstan, participated in several tasks for his space agency, Kazcosmos.