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ISS planted radishes

May 8 2009
13:43

The crew of the ISS in the coming three days will have a rest. Astronauts have a small break on the occasion of Victory Day.

In anticipation of the rest of the crew of ISS-19 on the last day of the workweek tends to complete all the cases. On the eve of the astronauts planted the seeds of radish in the vehicle's minioranzhereyu Lada, and now commander of the ISS-19, Gennadii reset to Earth the first information. "Because of radish seeds sown in the new root module, information on environmental parameters, so once a week Padalka will reset it to us" - said a leading researcher, Institute of Biomedical Problems, Igor Podolsky. Besides radish, the crew plans to plant more in the future, cabbage salad, "Mizuno" and dwarf wheat.

Do not forget Russian and medical science - today he spends the first for his expedition session of the experiment "Breath." It helps to obtain an overall picture of the pulmonary apparatus in cosmonauts during long stays in weightlessness. According to scientists, these studies in the near future will address several important issues to improve the efficiency of crews not only MKS, but also for future interplanetary missions.

While Russian breeds garden and breathing exercises, his colleagues - Michael Barratt American and Japanese Koichi Wakata - suggest the order at the station. As reported by the MCC, they will hold talks with the Earth on the inventory, servicing the ISS, as well as routine inspection on the treadmill.

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