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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/22/2019

59 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 59S launched on Saturday, July 20, from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:28 AM CT carrying Aleksandr Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan to the ISS. Docking to the SM aft port occurred at 5:50 PM CT with hatch opening at 8:04 PM CT. Fol

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/19/2019

59 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 59S is scheduled to launch tomorrow, July 20, from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:28 AM CT carrying Aleksandr Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan to the ISS. Docking to the SM aft port is scheduled at 5:50 PM CT with hatch opening at

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/18/2019

Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR): The crew set up the MSPR Payload Control Box and completed configuration for the Florescence Microscope. The MSPR is a multipurpose payload rack system used in the JEM. It has two workspaces and a worktable that can b

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/17/2019

Saibo Experiment Rack Clean Bench (CB) Checkout: The crew completed the yearly relief valve check of the CB in the JAXA Saibo Rack. Saibo includes a Clean Bench glovebox with microscope that isolates the organisms being studied, and Cell Biology Experiment Fa

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/16/2019

Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR): The crew performed the Florescence Microscope setup and inserted a test sample in preparation for upcoming Space Moss activities following SpX-18 arrival. The MSPR is a multipurpose payload rack system used in the JEM

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/15/2019

Muscle Tone in Space (Myotones): The crew gathered hardware for tomorrow’s scheduled Myotones operations. The investigation observes the biochemical properties of muscles during long-term exposure to the spaceflight environment. Results from this investigat

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/12/2019

Astrobee:  The crew continued commissioning of the Astrobee experiment including collecting data inside the JEM for localization, and assisting with a series of movements using the Astrobee Free Flyer for mobility testing. The ground team noted they learn so

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/11/2019

Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Humidifier Fill: In preparation for the JAXA Space Moss experiment arriving on SpX-18, the crew performed a CBEF humidifier refilling activity.  The experiment grows mosses on the ISS and on Earth to determine how micr

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/09/2019

Human Research Facility (HRF) GDS tank photo: The crew took photos of the pressure gauges on the HRF)Gas Delivery System (GDS) gas cylinders which support the Portable Pulmonary Function System (PFS). This is a nominal, periodic requirement to monitor the pr

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/10/2019

Cerebral Autoregulation: The crew gathered items and set up in preparation for experiment sessions on Thursday and Friday. As the body’s most important organ, the brain needs a strong and reliable blood supply, so the brain is capable of self-regulating blo

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/08/2019

NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) Hardware Removal:  As a closeout activity for NRCSD-16, the crew removed the deployers from the Multipurpose Experiment Platform(MPEP) on the JEM airlock slide table, and stowed them.  NRCSD-16 successfully depolyed all 7

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/03/2019

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR)/Light Microscopy Module (LMM):  The crew replaced the confocal camera which stopped responding on June 22.  The confocal system allows observation of very narrow depths-of-field in 3 dimensional samples, essentially allowing man

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/02/2019

GLACIER2:  The crew performed a routine desiccant pack swap and verified a Quick Disconnect (QD) fitting on the Glacier2 water supply line was not leaking. GLACIER provides a double middeck-locker-size freezer/refrigerator for a variety of experiments that r

ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/01/2019

NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) Installation:  In preparation for the planned satellite launch on Wednesday, the crew installed the NRCSD-16 hardware on the Multipurpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) which is attached to the Japanese Experiment Module Airloc

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/26/2019

Genes in Space-6: The crew stowed the Biomolecule Sequencing device which was used for the Genes in Space-6 experiment. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage caused by increased exposure to radiation can affect the long-term health of astronauts. Genes in Space-

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/27/2019

Human Resources Facility (HRF) 1 Centrifuge: The crew set up and checked out the HRF1 Centrifuge and Payload drawer. HRF-1 provides an on-orbit laboratory that enables scientists conducting human life science research to evaluate the physiological, behavioral

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/28/2019

NRCSD (NanoRacks External Cygnus CubeSat Deployer): The crew reviewed procedures for the upcoming NRCSD-16 installation currently planned for next week. The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer is a stackable, modular, ground loaded launch case.  Each NanoRacks CubeSa

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/24/2019

57 Soyuz (57S) Departure: The 57S crew is scheduled to depart the ISS and return to Earth today. Hatch closure occurred at 3:10 PM CT with undock scheduled at 6:25 PM CT and landing at 9:48 PM CT at the Kazakhstan landing site. On Sunday, Oleg Kononenko trans

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/21/2019

Story Time From Space: A crewmember recorded a Story Time From Space session for Newton’s Law Demonstrations. Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crewmembers read five science, tec

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/20/2019

Fiber Optic Production (FOP): The crew performed a preform and spool exchange allowing the ground to initiate a print run. The Hardware was then removed from the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and stowed. The Fiber Optic Production investigation creates

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/19/2019

Materials International Space Station Experiment-11 (MISSE-11): Robotics Ground Controllers swapped MISSE Mission Science Carrier-5 (MSC-5) and MISSE MSC-6 positions. The ground then  commanded theElectrodynamic Dust Shield (EDS) hardware located in MSC-6 t

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/17/2019

VECTION: The crew performed a Vection experiment session. The objective of the study is to determine to what extent an astronaut’s ability to visually interpret motion, orientation, and distance may be disrupted in a microgravity environment, and how i

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/18/2019

Vascular Echo: The crew performed Blood pressure measurement setup and performed 14 measurements in support of the Vascular Echo study. The Vascular Echo experiment examines changes in blood vessels, and the heart, while the crewmembers are in space, and the

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/14/2019

Astrobee: The crew performed a series of Astrobee movements to collect data inside the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM) for localization and mobility testing.  The Astrobee robot also performed its first free-flight exercises today.  The robots are designed to

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/13/2019

ISS HAM pass: The crew completed a HAM pass with Peninsula Grammar, Melbourne, Australia, which is a boarding school for approximately 1400 students from three-year old kindergarten to Year 12.  The participants had questions for the crew about first aid in

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/12/2019

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR)/Light Microscopy Module (LMM)/ACE Module Changeout: The crew removed the processed ACE-T12 Module and installed the ACE-T10 Module. In contrast to the ACE-T12, which studied nanoparticle haloing (a mixture of non-charged large par

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/11/2019

Airway Monitoring: The crew located the hardware and reviewed the Big Picture Words in preparation for the Airway Monitoring ambient pressure session activities later this week. The primary goals of the experiment is to determine how gravity and microgravity

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/10/2019

BioNutrients: The crew performed a hydration and agitation for the BioNutrients experiment and started the 48 hour incubation at 30 deg C.  BioNutrients demonstrates a technology that enables on-demand production of human nutrients during long-duration spac

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/06/2019

Fluidics: As a continuation of the Fluidics session which began on Wednesday, the crew performed 3 additional experiment runs (2A, 2B, 3). The measurement of liquid displacement within a sphere in microgravity relates to a given kinematic representation of a

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/05/2019

Capillary Structures: The crew performed a scheduled battery exchange for the camera and flash system used for Capillary Structures. They also refilled the science containers to allow further evaporator science operations. Earlier in the day, it was noted th

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/04/2019

71 Progress (71P) Undock: Progress undocked from the Service Module (SM) Aft Port at 3:40 AM CT. After a successful de-orbit burn, the vehicle completed its mission following destructive re-entry over the Pacific Ocean at 7:22 AM CT. ISS Experience: The crew

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/03/2019

SpaceX (SpX)-17 Departure: Following yesterday’s cargo transfer, Dragon egress and hatch closure operations, ground controllers successfully unberthed the vehicle from the Node 2 Nadir port at 7:25 AM CT.  After a nominal release at 11:00 AM CT, Dragon com

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/31/2019

Fluid Shifts: The crew performed eye examinations using the Fundoscope in support of the Fluid Shifts study. Fluid Shifts is a NASA investigation, divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Imaging with Chibis. The Chibis hardware is used to pe

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/02/2019

SpaceX-17 Dragon Status: Today the crew completed cargo transfer into the Dragon vehicle followed by a conference with ground teams. Following cargo loading, the crew rotated the Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs), installed CP

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/30/2019

Bio-Monitor: A crewmember doffed and stowed the BioMonitor hardware. Although the ISS is equipped with health and life sciences research tools, the existing instrumentation for continuous and simultaneous recording of several physiological parameters is lacki

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/29/2019

Russian Segment (RS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #46: Today CDR Oleg Kononenko and FE-4 Aleksey Ovchinin exited the Docking Compartment (DC)-1 airlock and completed the following tasks during today’s successful 06 hour 01 minute EVA: Installation of MRM2-

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/28/2019

JAXA Mouse Mission: The crew prepared the spare transportation cage for Mouse mission operations. The purpose of this mission is to analyze any alterations of the gene expression patterns in several organs and the effects on the germ-cell development of mice

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/23/2019

JAXA Mouse Mission: The crew performed blood draws and cage water maintenance for the Mouse Mission experiment. The purpose of this mission is to analyze alterations of the gene expression patterns in several organs and the effects on the germ-cell developmen

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/24/2019

JAXA Mouse Mission: Today the crew performed Mouse blood draws for the Mouse Mission experiment. The purpose of this mission is to analyze any alterations of the gene expression patterns in several organs and the effects on the germ-cell development of mice e
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