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Space Station Astronauts Unpacking New Science Experiments From SpaceX Dragon Resupply Ship

Space Station Astronauts Unpacking New Science Experiments From SpaceX Dragon Resupply Ship

SpaceX Dragon Resupply Ship Approaches Space Station July 2022

The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship carrying over 5,800 pounds of new science experiments and crew supplies, pictured from a window on the SpaceX Dragon Freedom crew ship, approaches the International Space Station above the south Atlantic Ocean on July 16, 2022. Credit: NASA

New science experiments continue to be unpacked from inside the newly-arrived SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The seven Expedition 67 crew members also ensured the International Space Station (ISS) continues orbiting Earth in tip-top shape.

The Dragon Spacecraft, which launched on a human immune system study, a protein production investigation, and a cancer treatment experiment.

Kjell Lindgren, NASA Flight Engineer, assisted Watkins and Hines in moving science freezers inside Dragon to access cargo pallets. Lindgren also tended to radishes and mizuna greens growing using hydroponic and aeroponic methods for the XROOTS space botany study. ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tested computer connections inside the European Physiology Module that supports neuroscientific, cardiovascular, and physiological investigations inside the Columbus laboratory module.

The station’s three cosmonauts focused primarily on life support maintenance duties. Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev serviced Russian ventilation systems replacing vents and filters. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov performed orbital plumbing duties inside the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

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