A Soyuz capsule conveying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to take off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day outing to the International Space Station on March 21.
The future Expedition 55-56 team individuals, NASA Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, alongside Oleg Artemyev of Russian space organization Roscosmos, will join the three Expedition 55 group individuals as of now in space, NASA said in a blog entry this week.
The Soyuz shuttle that will convey the three people is planned to touch base at the space station on March 23.
Sitting tight for the trio are Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineers Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai.
In the interim, the Expedition 55 team reconfigured the JEM Airlock in help of an up and coming analysis: Materials on ISS Experiment – Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) payload tasks.
The investigation uncovered example plates containing an assortment of surface materials to the unforgiving environs of room outside the station for shifting terms.
Information gathered will advise satellite planners how extraordinary materials can corrupt after some time — a point of awesome significance with regards to outlining and building shuttle and structures to withstand an excursion through the universe, NASA said.