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Expedition 40′s research bonanza in space

4 Jun 2014, 17:38 UTC
Expedition 40′s research bonanza in space
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Astronauts don’t have much time to relax on the International Space Station because every minute is precious. They have hundreds of experiments to attend to, which become all the more poignant considering the small sample size for the humans being tested. Only so many people spend long periods in space! NASA recently released a slew […]

The Russian Soyuz 39 spacecraft (front) and Progress 55 spacecraft docked to the International Space Station in May 2014. Picture taken by a member of the Expedition 40 crew. Credit: NASA
Astronauts don’t have much time to relax on the International Space Station because every minute is precious. They have hundreds of experiments to attend to, which become all the more poignant considering the small sample size for the humans being tested. Only so many people spend long periods in space!
NASA recently released a slew of videos featuring what investigators are hoping to learn about. From bone loss to bacteria to high-speed communications, here’s a selection of some of the science going on right now in orbit.

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