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ISS: experiments to understand the universe and figure out man

The next launch on September 25th

Isaac Asimov wrote "in every century people have thought they understood the universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern 'knowledge' is that it is wrong".

Today we are slowly getting closer to understanding the extraordinary mystery not only of the cosmos, but through its study, we try to realize the motivations of our life on Earth. Six "Expedition 60" crewmembers aboard the ISS -International Space Station- have started performing various experiments since September 16th to do this.

In one of these, the influence of microgravity on biological systems was verified, while engineers Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan collected their blood and urine samples for subsequent analysis. Christina Koch will carry out measurements of the body mass of other astronauts. She already assisted Luca Parmitano in the experiment aimed at verifying changes in body composition on space to determine the effectiveness of spatial nutrition. Also on Monday, Commander Alexey Ovchinin collaborated with fellow cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov for a useful training session for cardiology research and in the evening the astronauts dedicated themselves to the photography session from Space.

September 25 is the date of the next launch of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to "Zvezda" (the "astronaut house" Iss). The new members of "Expedition 61" will be Jessica Meir (NASA), Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos) and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency