Station Crew Gets Resupply Ship This Week

Jun 13, 2005

Expedition 11 is busy preparing for the arrival of a new Russian cargo spacecraft. The new Progress cargo ship will arrive at the International Space Station on June 18, bringing extra oxygen supplies and filters for a faulty Russian oxygen generator. Currently, the crew is burning oxygen generator candles inside the Station. Plenty of oxygen is available onboard the Station, since supplies are replenished with each visiting supply ship.

Commander Sergei Krikalev has lived and worked in space longer than any human except one – Cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev. Krikalev will break Avdeyev’s record in August with his combined six missions, including one on the Mir Space Station and two on the ISS.

Meanwhile, Flight Engineer and NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips has been participating in an experiment that measures muscle tone in the legs and feet. Researchers are studying bone and muscle loss in microgravity and how to counteract it on future long-duration space missions.

Source: NASA

Explore further: Up, up and away, in the name of science education

Related Stories

ULA's new Vulcan rocket

Jun 24, 2015

Fierce commercial and international political pressures have forced the rapid development of the new Vulcan launcher family recently announced by rocket maker United Launch Alliance (ULA). Vulcan's "genesis" ...

How low can you orbit? (w/ Video)

Jun 12, 2015

The Earth's atmosphere is a total drag, especially if you're trying to orbit our planet. It's a drag. Get it? Atmospheric drag. Drag. Drag.

Billionaires aim for cheaper spaceflight

Jun 04, 2015

In the booming commercial space business, ventures founded by tech billionaires Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Paul Allen are reinventing the most expensive aspect - launching spacecraft into orbit.

Hardy bacteria thrive under hot desert rocks

Jun 01, 2015

Beneath the rocks scarring California's Mojave Desert are colonies of cyanobacteria, tiny creatures thought to be some of the first on Earth to convert light from the Sun into energy in the process known ...

Will we ever colonize Mars?

Jun 01, 2015

Mars. It's a pretty unforgiving place. On this dry, dessicated world, the average surface temperature is -55 °C (-67 °F). And at the poles, temperatures can reach as low as -153 °C (243 °F). Much of ...

Recommended for you

Up, up and away, in the name of science education

6 hours ago

US researchers extol the virtues of high-altitude balloons for science education in a research paper published in the International Journal of Learning Technology. According to Jeremy Straub of the University of North Dakota ...

New plan proposed to send humans to Mars

7 hours ago

A new, cost-constrained U.S. strategy to send humans on Mars, could be achieved within projected NASA budgets by minimizing new developments and relying mainly on already available or planned NASA assets. ...

'Cause unknown' in SpaceX rocket blast

9 hours ago

SpaceX came up empty Monday in its search to figure out why an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after blasting off from a NASA launchpad with a load of space-bound cargo.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.