In Science and Space: Wound healing and cardiology studies aboard the International Space Station began that week for the crew of Expedition 67 after the US resupply ship departed last week. Various other space explorations, spacesuit cleaning, and maintenance rounded out his day with seven orbiters.
Lindgren then installed an AstroPi science computer in the Harmony Module, where Cristoforetti adjusted the camera lens to allow European students to take nighttime pictures of the Earth below. Watkins recorded a video of AstroPi’s activity and linked it for viewing by participating students around the globe. Hines outlined growing liquids and plants for his XROOTS botanical research that uses hydroponics and aeroponics techniques to advance space agriculture.
Four astronauts spent most of Monday researching surgical techniques for wound healing in microgravity. A quartet including Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins from NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti from ESA (European Space Agency) worked all day in the Kibo Experiment Module and conducted research in the life sciences glovebox. Medical research can provide advanced skin healing therapies both in space and on Earth.
The supply ship SpaceX Dragon completed its cargo mission on Friday after spending her 34 days on the space station. At 11:05 a.m., it undocked from the forward port of the Harmony module and parachuted onto the shores of Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 2:53 p.m. Saturday. Shortly thereafter, support personnel recovered a commercial freighter filled with scientific cargo and station equipment adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.