NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 December 2018 - Preparing for the Russian Spacewalk Tomorrow

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 December 2018 - Preparing for the Russian Spacewalk Tomorrow.

Today - Molecular Muscle: Crewmembers performed sample inserts into the Kubik incubator facility, photography documentation, and a status check of the experiment run.

The Molecular Muscle investigation examines the molecular causes of muscle abnormalities during spaceflight in order to establish effective countermeasures.

NanoRacks Module-9 (NSL Satellites Ltd-Oil Bubbles): A crewmember performed NanoRacks Module-9 operations Session-01, which involves opening the clamp on a sample tube and shaking to mix contents. NanoRacks-NSL Satellites Ltd-Oil Bubbles is a student-designed investigation that explores whether microgravity affects this mixing phenomenon in space. Data from the investigation benefits materials research and future mixing methods in space.

Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems (STaARS) BioScience-4: A crewmember performed sample installation then removed the processed samples and stowed them into the Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI-3) unit. The STaARS BioScience-4 investigation examines how oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) react to microgravity, specifically the rate at which the cells proliferate and differentiate in the microgravity environment. OPCs are precursors to a type of central nervous system cells and results may help to improve neural stem cell studies, including those on tissue regrowth and organ farming.

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Biophysics: A crewmember installed the new LMM wide-field camera replacing the failed FIR/LMM camera. The Biophysics-04 plate was also removed and stowed. Proteins are important biological molecules that can be crystallized to provide better views of their structure, which helps scientists understand how they work. Proteins crystallized in microgravity are often higher in quality than those grown on Earth. The Effect of Macromolecular Transport on Microgravity Protein Crystallization (LMM Biophysics) studies why this is the case, examining the movement of single protein molecules in microgravity

NanoRacks Module-74 (Hydrogel Formation and Drug Release in Microgravity Conditions): A crewmember activated NanoRacks Module-74. Microplates are inserted into the module and scans are initiated. Investigation of the Effects of Microgravity on Controlled Release of Antibiotics and Curing Mechanism of a Novel Wound Dressing (Hydrogel Formation and Drug Release in Microgravity Conditions) investigates formation and drug release from cross-linked or mixed hydrogels in microgravity.

TangoLab-1 & 2 (Space Tango MultiLab Locker): A crewmember installed sample cubes into TangoLab-1 and 2 and inserted one of the sample cubes into the General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator-3 (GLACIER-3). Space Tango MultiLab Locker is a reconfigurable general research facility designed for microgravity research, development, and pilot manufacturing aboard the ISS.

Rodent Research-8 (RR-8): Crewmembers transferred all animal subjects from the Dragon into habitats. The RR-8 investigation utilizes mice flown aboard the ISS, and maintained on Earth, to investigate the physiology of aging in response to microgravity and the role of aging in the onset and progression of disease.

NALCO Biofilms (Champion Studies on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion): A crewmember removed NALCO Biofilm Group Activated Packets (GAPs) from the Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL). Each GAP was activated by hand cracking the barrels to initiate mixture followed by vigorous shaking. The GAPs were then returned to the SABL. NALCO Biofilms (Champion Studies on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion) examines biofilms on Earth and in space and monitors the rate of corrosion caused by microorganisms, referred to as Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC).

SpaceX (SpX)-16 Cargo Operations: Following the opening of the Dragon hatch on Sunday December 9, the crew started removing cargo from the spacecraft. Approximately 17 hours of cargo operations remain to be completed.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: On Sunday, Robotic Flight Controllers commanded the Mobile Transporter (MT) to translate from Worksite 7 to 6 in order to support the berthed phase of the SpX-16 mission. Then, they powered up the MSS and commanded the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to release Dragon and maneuvered it to grapple the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). The Robotics team then positioned the SPDM over the Dragon trunk to perform a survey of the external payloads using the SPDM Body cameras.

Completed Task List Activities:
Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle / Insert Filter (UR/IF) Audit (Completed GMT 343)
ESA trash pre-gather for NG-10 disposal (Completed GMT 343)

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
Nominal System Commanding

Two Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 12/11:

Payloads:
Molecular Muscle check (NASA)
MT-2 saliva collect, MELFI insert and questionnaire (NASA)
RR-08 Transporter stow (NASA)
Actiwatch data downlink (NASA)
MVP Module Removal (NASA)
NanoRacks Module 74 plate scans and MELFI insert (NASA)
NanoRacks Module 09 Ops 2 (NASA)
APEX-5 hardware Gather, and LMM Petri Plate Insert into Veggie (NASA)
STaARS Bio-4 Experiment Container removal and MELFI insert (NASA)
Behavioral Core Measures sessions (NASA)
JEM A/L Slide Table Capture Mech swap in prep for MISSE MC changeout (NASA)
Marrow air and blood collection (NASA)
SODI H/W locate and procedure review (ESA)

Systems:
ISS Crew Handover
Dragon Cargo Operations
Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank Remove & Replace

Wednesday, 12/12:

Payloads:
Marrow air and blood collection (NASA)
Molecular Muscle check (NASA)
Circadian Rhythms Big picture words (ESA)
MSPR laptop reset (JAXA)
NanoRacks Module 74 plate scans (NASA)
Made in Space Fiber Optics locker and cable setup (NASA)
SODI and DSC hardware setup in MSG work volume (ESA)
GEDI MSS handover from Dragon to JEMRMS and install on EUF6

Systems:
Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Deployment/Retrieve

Today's Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

Delta file prep
R PAO event report preparation
ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
Microbial Tracking-2 Reminder for Surface sampling
Reminder 1 Marrow CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection
Reminder Behavorial Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing
Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
MORNING PREPARATION WORK
UPA Brine Filter Gather
PHOTOBIOREACTOR. Visual Inspection with Photography
Pre-EVA charge of Glisser-M Video Hardware Battery, start
Plate Reader2 Module-74 Microplate Swap
Activation of Windows 7 OS on RSK1 laptop.
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Brine Filter Changeout
EVA detailed timeline review.
On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon Emergency Review
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
EVA detailed timeline review.
Restow Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)
NanoRacks Module-48 Imagery
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
Microbial Tracking-2 Saliva Setup
Molecular Muscle KUBIK Run Check
Space Pup Bio Dosimeter Insertion into MELFI
Rodent Research Animal Transfer 1
ISS Crew Orientation
Equipment gathering and staging to reseal the hole in Soyuz 739 БО after EVA-45A
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
Meteor On Board Training Review
DC1 EV Hatch 1 Pusher and [ЗК] Protective Ring Lanyard Checkout
СОЖ Maintenance
Food Acceptability Questionnaire
Meteor Laptop Restart
Gathering and deployment of PILLE sensors prior to EVA
ISS HAM Service Module Pass
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Fluids Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
Orlan-MKS Drink Bag Refill and Install
LMM Biophysics Plate 1 Removal
Polar Desiccant Swap in Dragon
ISS Crew Orientation
Terminate battery charge and prepare Glisser-M for shooting EVA video.
LMM Camera Replacement
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Vacuum cleaning of КВД and КСД valve screens before EVA
Fluids Integrated Rack Rack Doors Close
ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filter Replacement and В1, В2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1.
APEX-05 On-Board Training
Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Setup - Subject
Plate Reader2 Module-74 Microplate Swap
APEX-05 Procedure Review
CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Rodent Research Animal Transfer 2
CONTROL. INDICATOR-ISS P/L Measuring Mode Switch
Evening Preparation Work
Installation and Checkout of SM Remote Central Post Work Station (REMOTE RS LAPTOP).
Evening Preparation Work
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Microbial Tracking-2 Reminder for Saliva and Body Collection
Reminder 2 Marrow CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection
Reminder Behavorial Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing

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