AX-3 mission: what awaits it for ISS

The AX-3 mission crew with the Turkish astronaut Alper Goseravja will reach the international space station allegedly at noon on January 20.

The crew of the mission will conduct a number of experiments in various fields.

The Falcon 9 missile SpaceX successfully started from the 39a Kennedy space center on January 18 at 16:49 Pacific time.

The crew includes Michael Lopez-Alegria (USA), Wilter Villadei (Italy), Marcus Wandt (Sweden) and Alper Goseravja to become the first astronaut in Turkey’s history.

living space on a 109-meter international space station includes six sleeping rooms, two bathrooms, a gym and a laboratory that provides a 360-degree review.

ISS -70 – seventh long -term expedition to the ISS. It began on September 27, 2023. It includes Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Konstantin Borisov, Zhasmin Mogbel, Laral O’Hara, Andreas Mohenen and Furukava Satoshi. As part of the AX-3 mission, its crew will work with the current crew of the station while being on the ISS. Astronauts of the AX-3 mission will be held at the ISS for about two weeks, working in the orbital laboratory.

The main factor for a person in space is a state of weightlessness. Pools for imitation of zero gravity are one of the main tools for preparing astronauts for missions in space.

The nutrition and fluid consumption by astronauts in a state of zero gravity is very different from a similar process of a person on Earth. For this reason, “space” food and drinks are used in special packaging. Liquids in zero gravity can also disappear, so drinks such as coffee, juice or tea are packaged in the form of powders.

For the power of astronauts, more than 300 items of high -quality special products have been developed.

Astronauts are in zero gravity, so they sleep in any position.

The water obtained by processing the waste of the astronauts is the main source of liquid on the ISS. Approximately 93% of the used water is processed and is used again. One of the main sources of water is condensation, which is formed during respiration of astronauts.

According to NASA, the water recirculation system reduces the dependence of the crew on the water delivered from the ground by 65 percent.