NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 June 2015

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 June 2015.

The three-member Expedition 44 crew is conducting biomedical science today to study the effects of living in space on a crew member's body. The International Space Station will raise its orbit tomorrow to allow another trio of space residents to join the orbiting residents at the end of July.

Commander Gennady Padalka and One-Year crew members Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko took part in the Ocular Health study today. They looked at the interior of each other's eyes with a tonometer and checked their blood pressure. Scientists are exploring how microgravity affects an astronaut's vision and the eye's physiology.

Back on Earth, astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan are counting down to their July 22 lift-off on a Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft to join Expedition 44. The docked ISS Progress 58 spacecraft will fire its engines Thursday morning staging the space station for the new crew's arrival.

On-Orbit Status Report

Ocular Health: Kelly and Kornienko performed their Flight Day 90 (FD90) Ocular Health exams. With Padalka assisting in setup and as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO)/Operator, Kelly and Kornienko underwent vision tests, blood pressure readings, tonometry, and each took a vision questionnaire. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: Kelly repressed the JEMAL and following a leak check, opened the inner hatch and retracted the Slide Table (ST) into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM). He then removed the Free Space Passive Dosimeter for Life-Science Experiments in Space (PADLES) from the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) and packed them for return. Free-Space PADLES is an investigation that uses a Sealed Free-Space Dosimeter to measure radiation doses outside the International Space Station (ISS). The obtained results are used for verification of the ISS hull wall shielding contribution, and a benchmark study to develop existing simulation codes and space radiation models for present, and future, human space flight activities.

Rodent Research-2 (RR2) Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Cleanup: Kelly completed the first of two cleanup sessions following the completion of RR2. Deployed hardware used during the RR-2 activities was cleaned and stowed in its nominal location and consumables were disposed of. The MSG will next be used tomorrow, when Padalka installs the Observation Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) experiment.

Today's Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
Replacement of ГА DC Filter Unit (БФ) Install No.062
VIS Vision Test
Ocular Health - Vision Test using tonometer (Setup)
Ocular Health - Blood Pressure Operations
Ocular Health - Tonometry Test
VIS Vision Questionnaire
JEMAL - Pressurization
Checking Laptop "Operation Mode" Display after Replacement of ГА DC Filter Unit (БФ)
Ocular Health - Blood Pressure Operations
Ocular Health - Tonometry Test - Crew Medical Officer
JEMAL - Leak Check after Pressurization
VIS Vision Questionnaire
XF305 - Camcorder Setup
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
Test activation of Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [АВК СОА]
Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
MPEP - Dosimeter Removal
СОЖ Maintenance
DATA TRANSMISSION RADIO LINK (РСПИ) БЗУ Software Upgrade
OASIS - Overview
HXP - Adapter Removal
JEM - Slide Table Retraction
Ocular Health - Vision Test using tonometer (Stowage)
Preparing for Photography of EV1 (DC1) and EV1 (MRM2) Window Glass
MSG - Activation of MSG glove box
PROBOY. RSЕ1 Laptop Ops.
PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops.
Rodent Research (RR) - MSG Cleanup
PROBOY. Copy and Downlink Data
Photography of EV1 (DC1) and EV1 (MRM2) Window Glass. Photo Downlink
OBSTANOVKA. Equipment setup.
Crew Prep for PAO
PAO Hardware Setup
OBSTANOVKA. Re-mate Telemetry connectors.
OBSTANOVKA. Measuring Feeder 29, 30 БСКЭ5-32 power voltage and current consumption
PAO Event
Vacuum Cleaning СКПФ1, СКПФ2 Dust Filters and MRM1 ГЖТ
Rodent Research (RR) - MSG Cleanup
OBSTANOVKA. Re-mate Telemetry connectors.
OBSTANOVKA. Closeout Ops.
Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
Completed Task List Items

None
Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Ocular Health (Tonometry) ops
Meteron commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 06/18: RR Microgravity Science Glovebox LSAH cleanup, Ocular Health, OASIS setup
Friday, 06/19: Ocular Health, CUCU/CCP checkout, SPX-7 OBT RoBOT training
Saturday, 06/20: Crew off duty, housekeeping
QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
Elektron - On
Vozdukh - Manual
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - On
[СКВ] 2 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV2") - Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab - Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Shutdown
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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