A 3D virtual reality camera that captures Sunday’s moonwalk has come back to the interior of the International Space Station (ISS). In the meantime, Expedition 65 continues its space biology research and lab maintenance activities on Thursday, 16th September.
A specific video camera that took Sunday’s moonwalk in immersive virtual reality deals with the Canadarm2 robotic arm. It places the camera on a pallet in front of the Kibo laboratory module. The camera was withdrawn into Kibo’s airlock on the 15th morning where ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet makes a save and crammed it. The photographic videos are part of an exploration program known as ISS Experience. Also, they are a downlink to Earth in order to stimulate and bring gravity-bound viewers nearer to space.
NASA Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei was the aircrew medical official, this time examining the eyes of Roscosmos Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov. This is with the help of an ultrasound device. Later, Vande Hei set up optical coherence tomography gear and examined Dubrov’s retinas. Eye health is crucial in long-term space missions as doctors remain discovering how microgravity impacts vision.
Commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration (JAXA) spent time on Thursday morning establishing computers and cables. This is before reconfiguring the Cell Biology Experiment Facility for future research. In the afternoon, Hoshide fit light on a spacesuit helmet then drove on transmissions from the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship.
Safeguarding the station continues in tip-top shape, NASA Flight Engineers (names below) did work on life support hardware in the U.S. segment of the orbiting lab.
- Shane Kimbrough
- Megan McArthur
Kimbrough sets up a new carbon dioxide remover in the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. McArthur replaces elements inside the Tranquility module’s oxygen generator.
Whereas the following engineers test hardware set up in the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module that will soon transmit with and control the European robotic arm.
Roscosmos Flight Engineer Oleg Novitskiy spent the day repairing orbital plumbing gear in the station’s Russian department.