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Medical Science for Space Station Crew

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Medical Science for Crew as Year Nears End

The six-member Expedition 38 crew is getting ready for another eventful year of scientific research, finishing up 2013 with medical research activities. Both NASA and Russian spacewalkers also are cleaning up after three fast-paced spacewalks.

With one exception, all station systems are powered up and running normally following two spacewalks by NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins to replace a degraded cooling system pump module.

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Eye Exams, Health Checks for Station Crew

Following a light-duty day to ring in the New Year, the International Space Station’s Expedition 38 crew supported biomedical research Thursday, with a special focus on ocular health.

Flight Engineer Mike Hopkins began his day with a periodic fitness evaluation as he worked out on the station’s exercise bike – the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization – while Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata measured Hopkins’ blood pressure.

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Ocular Health Exams for Station Crew; New Cargo Craft Prepped for Launch

The Expedition 38 crew of the International Space Station wrapped up the first week of 2014 Friday with physics and biomedical research. Meanwhile, the newest commercial cargo vehicle to join the station’s resupply fleet is set to roll out to its launch pad this weekend for its inaugural operational flight to the station next week.

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