Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Preparations for Spacewalk Started
21.07.2011 18:35
Preparations for Spacewalk Started
A BioRisk experiment

Russian members of the International space station’s crew started preparing a spacewalk, scheduled for August 3, 2011.

      
The spacewalk will be full of various activities. First of all, cosmonauts will manually launch a microsatellite “Kedr” (“Cedar”), designed and built by students. The microsatellite started broadcasting signals on April 12, 2011, when a 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight was celebrated.

      When placed to the orbit, the satellite will broadcast 25 “hello” messages in 17 languages, as well as images of our planet and telemetry from science facilities and other satellites.

      Another important task for spacewalkers is installation and putting into operation an onboard terminal of laser communication. Cosmonauts will also leave three “BioRisk” experimental containers outside the station. “BioRisk” experiment is aimed at understanding survival mechanisms of bacteria and plant seeds under harsh conditions of interplanetary vacuum.

      Source:
ITAR-TASS


      


Author: Anna Kizilova

Tags: International space station spacewalk biology   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Vladimir Basov  Leon Bakst  Bashkortostan  The Arctic: Present and Future  Transaero  Svobodny  Russian geography  Russian business  Russian cuisine  Ivan Goncharov  Great Patriotic War  Sewing  Pavel Kogan  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian transportation  Russian scientists  Russian science  Universiade  Stay Home Online Events  Moscow  Estate Jazz Festival  2018 FIFA World Cup  Communist Party  Russian Internet  Nikita Khrushchev  Kirillo-Belozersky Reserve Museum  Russian Cinema  Weekend tourism  Autonomous Video Surveillance System  Russian winter  Russian economy  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism  anniversary  Tver  Russian opera singers  Nizhny Novgorod  Travel  Moscow parks  Street Exhibitions  St. Petersburg Parks   Adygea  Russian courts  St. Petersburg  Maxim Kuzmin  All Events  Vologda  EU sanctions  protest actions  Horseradish 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites