International Space Station TOP STORY
Today: Cygnus Hardware Command Panel (HCP) and PROX Checkout: This morning, Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Hopkins assembled the HCP and routed power and data cables from JEM to the Cupola.
International Space Station TOP STORIES
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 December 2013
Today: Ocular Health (OH) Cardiac and Ocular Ultrasounds: FE-6 Wakata and FE-5 Mastrachhio, alternating as the Crew Medical Officer, conducted ocular ultrasound scans of each other as part of each of their Flight Day 30 OH sessions.
A young sunflower plant is being closely monitored by the Expedition 38 crew members onboard the ISS.
On Dec. 6, 1998, the crew of space shuttle mission STS-88 began construction of the International Space Station, attaching the U.S.-built Unity node and the Russian-built Zarya module together in orbit.
Today: Ocular Health (OH) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test and Fundoscope Examination: FE-3 Hopkins, supporting as Crew Medical Officer (CMO), performed OCT tests as part of FE-5 Mastracchio's and FE-6 Wakata's Flight Day 30 OH sessions which will continue over the next three days.
Today: Thermolab Control Unit Battery Compartment Repair: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio successfully repaired the battery compartment of the Thermolab Control Unit which is used to support ESA's Circadian Rhythms experiment. Wakata will be scheduled Friday for his Circadian Rhythms session.
Today: Progress 53P Cargo Ops: Following hatch opening this past Saturday, FE-3 Hopkins and FE-5 Mastracchio completed unpacking and stowing newly arrived USOS items. In total, more than 1400 kg of cargo including a spare Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Fluids Control Pump Assembly (FCPA) arrived with the vehicle.
Today: On-board Training (OBT) Emergency Procedure Review: The ISS Crew and Flight Control Teams reviewed new emergency book procedures and documentation structure. EMER-1a covers Depress, Fire, and Equipment Retrieval procedures.
When viewing conditions are favorable, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) can take unusual and striking images of the Earth.
Today: 53 Progress Docking: 53P was manually docked to the Service Module aft port at 4:30 pm CST. The Progress vehicle launched Monday, November 25 carrying more than 1400 kg of cargo including a spare Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Fluids Control Pump Assembly (FCPA).
This plastic caged bird can be found in the Harmony Node of the International Space Station.
Today: 53P KURS-NA Checkout: 53P performed a rendezvous demo/flyby today. This demonstration was used to check out the new KURS-NA System. During today's flyby, the closest point of approach was 1.6 km. The KURS-NA System is in development for next-generation Soyuz-MS/Progress-MS to replace the KURS-A antennas since many of the components are no longer produced. Preliminary results for the checkout appear nominal.
Aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, both Expedition 38 flight engineers, send down their best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.
Today: 4K Camera Checkout: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata continued the checkout of JAXA's 4K camera in the Cupola with remote settings for the camera and automatic shooting.
Today: Circadian Rhythms: On Friday, Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata was unable to complete his first 36 hour Circadian Rhythms session because of an issue with the Thermolab Control Unit. Ground teams are investigating.
This view in the International Space Station, photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member, shows how it looks inside the space station while the crew is asleep.
The Russian Progress 53 cargo craft blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Nov. 25, hauling almost three tons of food, fuel, supplies and holiday gifts to the International Space Station's Expedition 38 crew.
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