Three Soyuz Crew Members Wrap Up Mission on Space Station

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Soyuz TMA-16M organisation members (from left) Andreas Mogensen, Aidyn Aimbetov and Gennady Padalka rest outward their booster and are surrounded by support organisation after alighting in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV

Soyuz TMA-16M organisation members (from left) Andreas Mogensen, Aidyn Aimbetov and Gennady Padalka rest outward their booster and are surrounded by support organisation after alighting in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA TV

Three organisation members from a International Space Station returned to Earth on Friday. The alighting in Kazakhstan wrapped adult a 168-day goal for one cosmonaut and a brief 10-day revisit for two, as good as returned a cache of samples from several NASA tellurian investigate experiments aboard a station.

Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka of a Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and visiting organisation members Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European Space Agency) and Aidyn Aimbetov of a Kazakh Space Agency overwhelmed down during 8:51 p.m. EDT (00:51 UTC, 6:51 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, Kazakhstan time) southeast of a remote city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. Russian liberation teams will assistance a organisation exit a Soyuz car and adjust to sobriety after their stay in space.

Padalka arrived during a International Space Station on Mar 27 along with one-year mission organisation members NASA wanderer Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos. Padalka spent 168 days in space during Expeditions 43 and 44, roving some-more than 71 million miles. This completes Padalka’s fifth outing to space for a sum of 879 days in space, a many by any human.

Mogensen and Aimbetov spent 10 days in space, delivering a new Soyuz booster that will lapse Kelly and Kornienko and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov in March. They arrived with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, who will lapse to Earth with Kelly and Kornienko in Mar 2016. It was a initial moody to space for both Mogensen and Aimbetov, who done 160 orbits of Earth and trafficked some-more than 4 million miles during their 10 days in space as visiting organisation members. During their brief time in orbit, they participated in a series of experiments on interest of their particular space agencies, focusing on a areas of tellurian research, Earth regard and record development. They arrived with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, delivering a new Soyuz booster in that Volkov, Kelly and Kornienko will lapse to Earth in Mar 2016.

NASA experiments returning on a booster embody blood samples for NASA’s Twins Study, a singular investigate proof regulating Kelly and his twin brother, former NASA wanderer Mark Kelly, to know a effects of prolonged generation spaceflight and serve NASA’s use of personalized medicine in space. Additional samples for a Salivary Markers and Microbiome studies also returned to Earth.

One item, a Skinsuit, was tested in circuit by ESA wanderer Andreas Mogensen. Some astronauts’ spines have been shown to widen as most as 7 cm in weightlessness, that can means pain. The Skinsuit was demonstrated in microgravity to see if it might assistance astronauts negate intensity behind problems in microgravity. The specifically designed overalls copy gravitational army from Earth by constricting a physique from shoulders to feet.

Testing this wardrobe object in space might assistance astronauts with any behind pain they believe on long-duration missions. Further, a Skinsuit has intensity use for comparison adults with spine issues and people pang from low-back pain on Earth. It also could be used as a support object for people with conditions like intelligent palsy, a commotion inspiring movement, flesh tinge and/or posture.

Samples from one Rodent Research investigate are returning with this Soyuz flight, as well. These forms of experiments inspect how microgravity affects animals, providing information applicable to tellurian spaceflight, discoveries in simple biology and believe that will have approach impact toward tellurian health on Earth.

Remaining aboard a orbiting laboratory to continue critical investigate and hire upkeep during Expedition 45 are Kelly, Kornienko, Volkov, NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Kimiya Yui of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Source: NASA