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The NASA and SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts answered questions about their time aboard the International Space Station on Friday.
Watch the event in the player above.
NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer, participated in the news conference.
The Crew-3 astronauts have been living and working on the station since their launch November 10, 2021.
During their mission, the crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments and technology demonstrations.
They worked on a variety of plant growth experiments, testing new systems for growing crops and studying potentially drought-resistant cotton plants.
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In addition, they tested a handheld bioprinter designed to print bandages made from skin cells directly onto a wound, and a miniature scanning electron microscope.
Crew members also installed a new device to support studies on fire safety in microgravity, and conducted one of the first archaeological experiments in space.
Working in pairs, the astronauts also completed four spacewalks to prepare the station for upcoming solar array upgrades by assembling and installing modification kits and successfully replacing a faulty antenna on the Port-1 truss structure.
The Crew-3’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, which they named Endurance, will undock from the space station later this month, splashing down off the coast of Florida to conclude the mission.
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