Astronauts Dag Hurley and Bob Benken, who flew to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, told what they had been doing for the first week
For the first seven days on the ISS, astronauts got acquainted with medical kits, barns with food, communication systems and safety procedures.
Hurley and Benken also conducted cosmic bubble studies in microfluids and unpacked the HTV-9 Japanese replenishment apparatus, which arrived six days before them.
“Meanwhile, ISS commander Chris Cassidy began setting up optical communications equipment aboard Kibo’s Japanese laboratory module. New high-speed equipment will demonstrate the transfer of large amounts of data from the station to the Earth and back, ”said NASA.
Their colleagues, Roscosmos flight engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner this week observed the radiation situation at the station.