Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Space Travel News .




STATION NEWS
Expedition 34 Ready to Ring in New Year
by Staff Writers
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 31, 2012


Commander Kevin Ford (right) and Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield (left) and Tom Marshburn record a New Year's message aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV. View video.

The new Expedition 34 trio of Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn wrapped up its first full week aboard the International Space Station on Friday. They along with Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin will have a light-duty weekend and ring in the New Year together.

The new trio continued more handover training as they familiarized themselves with station systems. They also conducted a drill to practice communication and coordination in the event of a medical emergency onboard the station.

Hadfield started his morning inspecting a furnace that is part of the Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) in the Destiny lab. Ford photographed the inside of the furnace for analysis on the ground. The MSL is a module located inside the Materials Science Research Rack which enables the study of chemical and thermal properties of materials in microgravity.

Marshburn began his day with some plumbing work as he transferred water from an auxiliary port to an iodinated contingency water container. He also checked the contents of a science freezer retrieving and stowing various items and reporting to the ground any discrepancies from an inventory list.

Ford spent part of his afternoon working with the InSpace-3 experiment which studies the physical properties of microscopic solids in fluids, or colloids, exposed to various magnetic fields. The commander also installed and routed a cable extension inside the cupola for the joint station local area network.

All three cosmonauts got together beginning their morning downlinking a New Year's greeting for the Russian Federal Space Agency, or Roscosmos. Novitskiy and Tarelkin then continued their work with the Typology experiment which studies a crew member's work performance in space. Romanenko worked to fill a tank inside a docked Progress resupply craft.

.


Related Links
Station at NASA
Materials Science Research Rack
Typology
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





STATION NEWS
Station Crew Ringing in New Year
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 30, 2012
The six Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station are seeing out the old year and ringing in the new one as they orbit 260 miles above the Earth. Their home in space marked a number of milestones in 2012 and is poised for a new year filled with more cutting-edge research, an increase in commercial resupply activity and continued international cooperation. Because th ... read more


STATION NEWS
Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

NASA's Space Launch System Core Stage Passes Major Milestone, Ready to Start Construction

Investigation into Proton Launch Anomaly Continues as Root Cause is being Evaluated

Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites

STATION NEWS
Curiosity Rover Takes Detailed Self-Portrait on Mars

Russia May Join ExoMars Project in Q1 2013

Working Through the Holidays

Clays on Mars: More Plentiful Than Expected

STATION NEWS
Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named for Astronaut Sally Ride

NASA probes crash into the moon

No plans of sending an Indian on moon

STATION NEWS
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

STATION NEWS
Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets

Closest sun-like star may have planets

Nearby star is good candidate for Earth-like planets

Venus transit and lunar mirror could help astronomers find worlds around other stars

STATION NEWS
Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013

Russia Designs New Spaceship

Russia upgrading booster rocket for NASA manned missions

SKorea retrieves NKorean rocket engine debris

STATION NEWS
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

STATION NEWS
"All-Clear" Asteroid Will Miss Earth in 2040

China Makes First Asteroid Fly By

Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth

Big Asteroid Tumbles Harmlessly Past Earth




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement