Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky shared this picture of the Global Station Set up aside on Twitter on Sept. 29, 2021. He and two colleagues had been relocating a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from one port to one more at the time. (Image credit ranking: Oleg Novitsky/Roscosmos by means of Twitter)
When you might perhaps perchance perchance additionally appreciate got started taking the Global Station Set up aside as a real, these recent photos might perhaps perchance perchance additionally motivate as a tonic.
The 2 photos, shared on Twitter Sept. 29 by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, direct the orbiting lab in all its advanced, multimodular glory.
The photos had been taken Sept. 28 from a Russian Soyuz pill, which Novitsky, fellow cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei had been relocating from the place aside’s Earth-facing Rassvet module to the packed with life docking port of the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.
The trio made the pass to designate location for one more Soyuz pill, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab on Tuesday (Oct. 5) with director Klim Shipenko, actor Yulia Peresild and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on board. Shipenko and Peresild will film fragment of a Russian movie known as “Challenge” on the place aside, then return to Earth on Oct. 16 (Oct. 17 in Kazakhstan). (Shkaplerov will stop on the orbiting lab for the customary six-month stint.)
The place aside has seen assorted comings and goings no longer too prolonged previously, as the two recent photos direct. Shall we explain, the prolonged-awaited, oft-delayed Nauka module — visible at the “bottom” of the place aside, pointing toward the viewer in every image — arrived at the orbiting lab in unhurried July, inflicting some unwelcome drama in the diagram.
And SpaceX’s Crew Dragon pill “Endeavour,” which brought four astronauts to the place aside in April on the company’s Crew-2 mission for NASA, is clearly visible in every photos, sticking “up” from the Harmony module’s zenith port. And in a single of the photos, fragment of a robotic SpaceX cargo Dragon can be seen in the motivate of Endeavor, docked at a unheard of Harmony port.
That cargo Dragon isnt any longer fragment of the Global Station Set up aside advanced; it got here motivate all the vogue down to Earth on Friday (Oct. 1), packed with about 4,600 lbs. (2,100 kilograms) of scientific experiments and assorted tools. Endeavor will return moderately soon to boot; or no longer it is scheduled to bring NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan’s Akihiko Hoshide and the European Station Company’s Thomas Pesquet residence subsequent month.
That quartet is fragment of an spectacular carousel of off-Earth residing. The placement place aside has been hosted rotating crews of astronauts continuously since November 2000.
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