Which EMUs will be used?
The kind of photo that could warrant a caption competition, but reality is probably more incredible than you imagine! This experiment is about plants. Can plants sense gravity? This is the kind of question that could make you say yes of course, or no of course not, but then when you think about it... Researchers think about these things and we have shown in space (in previous research on the Space Station) that plants do indeed feel gravity (or react to it at least). But then comes the immediate follow-on question... how, and maybe even, why? That's what the BRIC-24 experiment is about, or Biological Research In Canisters-24. In particular this experiment was looking at microscopic water-filled membranes in T. Arabidopsis plant (the organelle contacts and vacuole fusion). This type of plant, which is a cress, is our go-to research plant in space, it is probably the plant scientists know most about in the world and beyond! And the pistol grip? It allows us to activate the experiment, once we pull the trigger, the experiment starts inside the container! go.nasa.gov/2VJjeQQ Credits: ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet 607C8207
Managers will be on @NASA TV on Monday discussing a spacewalk taking place on Tuesday with astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Akihiko Hoshide.Briefing: Monday 2pm ETSpacewalk: 8:30amhttps://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1429522328610824199
Managers will be on @NASA TV on Monday discussing a spacewalk taking place on Tuesday with astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Akihiko Hoshide. More... https://go.nasa.gov/386HkrLTelewizja Briefing: Monday 2 p.m. EDTAstronauta, kobieta Spacewalk: Tuesday 8:30 a.m.
The Astronauta, mężczyzna suits are back in service. No fitting for me this time though, which gives me time to give you a detailed look at the equipment we use when we step outside. #MissionAlpha
Thanks for everyone’s concern. I have a pinched nerve in my neck that caused us to reschedule today’s spacewalk. The support from family, friends, and NASA leadership has been fantastic. I’m looking forward to installing this IROSA Mod kit. Today just wasn't the right day.