New ISS Crew to Conduct 50 Experiments on Orbit
The crew, which will move to the annual expedition to the International Space Station on March 27, will conduct on orbit about 49 experiments, the spacewalks are not planned, the head of Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Lonchakov told reporters on Wednesday.
“The main crew of expedition – Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly will spend a year in orbit, they have a very extensive program of scientific and medical experiments. For a long time they were preparing for this flight, and now they are ready. They will have about 49 experiments,” Lonchakov said.
He explained that 21 of the 49 planned experiments are in the medical field. According to him, Kornienko will participate in 21 Russian experiments and three American experiments will be held jointly.
“Scott Kelly will be part of nine experiments, five are joint with Russian side,” he added.
Lonchakov noted that spacewalks in the program are not provided, but if necessary it will be done.