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New Expedition 34 Trio Reviews Emergency Procedures
12.27.12
 
Tom Marshburn (top) and Chris Hadfield

Tom Marshburn (top) helps Chris Hadfield put on a cap that measures brainwaves. The cap uses electroencephalography (EEG) which records the brain’s electrical activity. Credit: NASA TV

The station’s newest trio Expedition 34 Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn spent a couple of hours Thursday reviewing the locations of emergency hardware. Commander Kevin Ford joined them as they toured the station’s modules and docked vehicles. They also inspected hatches and reviewed emergency paths throughout the International Space Station.

Afterwards, Marshburn assisted Ford for the LEGO® Bricks education demonstration. The experiment is a videotaped educational activity that demonstrates scientific concepts to students on Earth.

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Marshburn also assisted Hadfield helping him put on a cap that measures brainwaves for the Neurospat experiment. That study measures a crew member’s spatial cognition and brain processing in microgravity. The duo worked inside the Columbus lab to minimize interference during the session.

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Hadfield began his day setting up radiation detectors. The deployment activity includes attaching detectors to a crew member and his sleep station.

Ford continued his troubleshooting work on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device. He straightened kinked cables on the device that mimics the effects of exercise on Earth. The day before Ford had aligned pulleys on the device for correct clocking.

Romanenko continued his station familiarization activities as his fellow cosmonauts and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin worked throughout the station’s Russian segment. The Russian trio began the day drawing blood samples to measure the volume of red blood cells in their system.

Novitskiy later set up gear to measure radiation inside the station. Tarelkin and Romanenko then teamed up for the ENose experiment which measures contamination in the station’s environment caused by hard to detect chemical leaks or spills.

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