Latest stuff from ESA and/or NASA : Business as (not so) usual on the Space Station

NASA astronaut and Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy swaps a hard disk drive during computer maintenance on the robotics work station which controls and commands the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

As any scientist will confirm, a huge part of doing science is being attentive. Making sure experiments run smoothly. Observing outcomes. Fine-tuning settings to the tiniest degree. With many different experiments running simultaneously on the Space Station, 400 kilometres above the earth, at a speed of roughly 28 000 km/h, attention to detail becomes an invaluable virtue.  

And every now and then, something totally unexpected happens that keeps our astronauts on their toes… 

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  • October 23, 2020