NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 July 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 July 2016.

Today: Dragon Operations: The crew was scheduled to ingress and configure Dragon for on-orbit operations today, however, these tasks were completed yesterday.

Today they transferred critical cargo and unpacked double cold bags to retrieve science as well as transferring 2 "Polar" freezers from Dragon into the EXPRESS rack locations that had been prepared for them.

Mouse Epigenetics Setup Operations: Crewmembers reconfigured the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) to establish an alternate power resource from the Utility Outlet Panel (UOP) and transferred the mice from the Transportation Cage Unit (which was used to house them during launch) into the Mouse Habitat Cage Units onboard ISS. The Mouse Epigenetics investigation studies altered gene expression patterns in the organs of male mice that spend one month in space and also examines changes in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of their offspring. Results from the investigation identify genetic alterations that happen after exposure to the microgravity environment of space.

Heart Cells Habitat Preparation and Sample Installation: Today, the Heart Cells samples were removed from the SpaceX-9 Dragon capsule and transferred to SABL 2. The crew then prepared for operations in SABL 1 by configuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) Incubator Controller and installing hardware inside. The samples were placed in active temperature and CO2 control when they were transferred from SABL 2 into SABL 1. The Heart Cells investigation studies the human heart, specifically how heart muscle tissue contracts, grows and changes (gene expression) in microgravity and how those changes vary between subjects. Understanding how heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, change in space improves efforts for studying disease, screening drugs and conducting cell replacement therapy for future space missions.

NanoRacks Platform-1 Module Install: Six NanoRack Modules were installed on NanoRacks Platform 1. NanoRacks Modules 41 (Awty-BE-HDPE Rad Shielding), 43 (Slime Mold), and 44 (Awty-Yeast Cell Growth in a Microgravity Environment) were configured on the left side of the NanoRack Platform and Modules 45 (Duchesne-Light Wavelengths on Algae Production), 46 (Duchesne-Plant Growth Chamber), and 69 (Silver Electrolysis/ Eagelcrest) were configured on the right side. The NanoRack Platform is a multipurpose research facility that supports NanoRacks Modules by providing power and data transfer capabilities to operate investigations in microgravity.

NanoRacks Module 9: The crew performed tasks for the NanoRack Module-9 experiment by activating, deactivating, and shaking the mixture tubes. This experiment is a collection of student research projects utilizing the NanoRacks Mixsticks. Student teams from across the United States design their own experiments using flight approved fluids and materials.

Fluids Integration Rack (FIR) RPC trip troubleshooting - RPCM LA2A3B-G RPC-2 (FIR Main Power) tripped in late June. The payload that was running inside FIR at the time (MicroChannel Diffusion) was able to complete their operations on auxiliary power. Troubleshooting on the RPC trip was completed today. FIR was initially powered using auxiliary power, but gradually transitioned to main power. FIR was then deactivated and re-activated in a nominal configuration. No RPC trips were seen throughout the troubleshooting. FIR was deactivated upon completion. There are currently no liens on future use of FIR main power.

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

NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample Psychological Testing (Session 1) r/g 2857
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Blood Collection r/g 2857
NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing (smear) r/g 2857
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing using Plasma-03 centrifuge / r/g 2857
RUEXP Blood Sample Insertion into MELFI
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Handover to USOS for MELFI Insertion / r/g 2857
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops / r/g 2857
Crew Quarters Closing Doors
On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
DRAGON Ingress
SpX9 Air Sampling using АК-1М sampler prior to Air Duct Installation r/g 2858
24-hour BP monitoring (start) / r/g 2856
NEUROIMMUNITET. Psychological Test / r/g 2857
Sprint Exercise, Optional
24-hour ECG Monitoring (start) / r/g 2855
Dragon Arrival Photos
Dragon Center Stack Transfers
NEUROIMMUNITET. Hair Sample / r/g 2857
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2822
Familiarization with Auxiliary Computer System r/g 2863
PRODUTSENT. Removal from ТБУ-В No.02 (+30 deg C), switching to +26 deg C and transfer to ТБУ-В No.04 r/g 2865
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (start) r/g 2224
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
Photography of Plume Impingement and Deposit Monitoring Unit (БКДО) position on MRM2 through SM window No.13 (after Progress 433 docking) / r/g 1348
IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 1589
XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
Early unstow items
CBEF Backup power reconfig
CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops r/g 2859
Preventive Maintenance of Docking Assembly (АСП)/ Hatch Sealing Mechanisms (DC1) and Progress 433 Hatch
CASKAD. Completion of Anabioz P/L battery charge / r/g 2848
Dragon Double Cold Bag Unpack
BODYM Equipment Setup
MOUSE. Item gathering
STEM CELL Insertion of bio-dosimeters into MELFI
UOP. Activation
HRTCEL. Installation of СО2 Controller in SABL
IMS Delta File Prep
UOP. Activation
XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
GLOVE BOX. Installation of Glove Box
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2822
Filling (separation) of EDV [KOB] for Elektron
Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Hard Drive Exchange
Restow Dragon Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)
Polar Transfer and Installation in EXPRESS rack
СОЖ Maintenance
MSG Installation of Gloves in the Glove Box
Polar Transfer and Installation in EXPRESS rack
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start backup r/g 2224
NANO Viewing OBT materials for MODULE-9
NANO Experiment ops and video.
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Experiment setup / r/g 2864
MOUSE. Module Transfer to JPM
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops / r/g 2861
NANO - Module installation
Dragon Double Cold Bag Unpack
Vacuum Cleaning area behind panels 405, 406 and MRM1 Interior
CASKAD. Glovebox-S hardware prep r/g 2866
RWS Power Down
POLAR sample transfer 1
Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
CEVIS Exercise
INTERACTION-2. . Experiment Ops / r/g 2862
POLAR sample transfer 1
GLOVE. Close-out ops with the Glove Box
HRTCEL. Experiment Setup
On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge (end)
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample. Psychological Test / r/g 2857
NEUROIMMUNITET. End of ECG Recording. Close-out Ops, Data Downlink / r/g 2857
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Collection / r/g 2864
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2822
NEUROIMMUNITET. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording / r/g 2864

Completed Task List Items
None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Dragon ops
Nominal ground commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 07/22: Polar 3 hardware install, Heart Cells media change, Biological Rhythms 48 start Circadian Rhythms, OBT Dragon emergency review
Saturday, 07/23: Crew off duty, housekeeping, NanoRacks Module 9 hardware retrieval
Sunday, 07/24: Crew off duty

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Component - Status
Elektron - On
Vozdukh - Manual
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - Off
[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 - Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
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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