Archive - Feb 2008
Systems aboard the International Space Station continue to perform well as the Expedition 16 crew kicked off a new week of science research and station maintenance.
The crew began Monday collecting blood samples for an ongoing study of human physiological changes during long-duration spaceflight. The results of this experiment will aid in the definition of nutritional requirements and development of food systems for future space exploration missions to the moon and Mars.
Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko continued unloading and inventorying supplies that arrived aboard the ISS Progress 28 spacecraft on Feb. 7. Progress 28 delivered nearly 5,200 pounds of cargo to the orbital outpost.