Wednesday, March 15, 2023

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Recap | International Space Station

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Recap | International Space Station

[Event starts at 3 minute, 50 second mark] Following a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, the four members of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission are safely back on Earth and will answer questions in a news conference. 

NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, as well as JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina (Russia), will speak about their mission for the first time following their March 11, 2023, splashdown.
One of the main duties of Crew-5 was to perform scientific investigations and technology demonstrations. Inside the orbiting laboratory, the crew used nematodes, or roundworms, to examine how microgravity affects the nervous system in a study that may one day lead to better health for the aging population on Earth. They also re-installed the upgraded BioFabrication Facility that previously printed human heart cells and part of a knee. In addition to using research to benefit life on Earth, their investigations also looked at ways to enhance future long duration space missions, like different growing techniques for gardening in space. 

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the  International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.

Credit: NASA
Duration: 47 minutes
Release Date: March 15, 2023

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