Fluid Endeavors and Fiery Farewells: ISS Crew Explores New Tech, Readies Cargo Ship Departure

April 21, 2023

Cygnus Space Freighter in the Grips of the Canadarm2 Robotic Arm

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter is positioned away from the International Space Station in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm prior to its release in June 2022, ending a four-month stay attached to the orbiting lab’s Unity module. Credit: NASA

Expedition 69 astronauts aboard the ISS conducted fluid physics research for a liquid-based CO2 removal system on April 20, and prepared the Cygnus cargo craft for departure on April 21. The next spacewalk is scheduled for April 25 to move and install an experiment airlock.

Fluid physics research and cargo craft departure activities kept the Expedition 69 astronauts busy aboard the liquid-based carbon dioxide removal system in space. UAE (United Arab Emirates) Flight Engineer Sultan Alneyadi kicked off the experiment Thursday morning setting up hardware and performing a test run to verify liquid flows. Next, Read More