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Space Station Science Highlights: Week of November 25, 2019

iss061e054290 (Nov. 22, 2019) --- NASA astronaut Christina Koch and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka are pictured in the equipment lock portion of the Quest joint airlock. The duo assisted astronauts Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano into their U.S. spacesuits and into the crew lock before the spacewalkers began the second spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer's thermal control system.

Current research conducted aboard the International orbiter includes investigations on maintaining human health in house, the body’s circatidal cycle and growing bryophyte in microgravity. Crew members ready for the third in a very series of spacewalks to repair the Alpha Magnetic prism spectroscope (AMS-02), scheduled  to be conducted by Luca Parmitano of the ESA (European house Agency) and NASA’s Apostle Morgan on Dec. 2. additionally, the crew prepared for the arrival of further scientific experiments aboard the nineteenth SpaceX industrial Resupply Services (CRS-19), scheduled  to detonate from Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida, on Dec. 4, 2019.

The orbiter is currently in its twentieth year of continuous human presence. Learning to measure and add house is one amongst the most important challenges of long-duration spacefaring, and skill gained on the orbiter supports Cynthia, NASA’s program to travel forward to the Moon and on to Mars.

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