NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 June 2017 - New Drug Therapy Research


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 June 2017 - New Drug Therapy Research.

Expedition 52 is continuing to explore a new drug therapy today that may keep humans healthier in space. The trio onboard the International Space Station also worked on standard maintenance activities to keep the orbital complex in ship-shape.

Astronauts living on the station exercise a couple of hours every day to offset the muscle and bone loss experienced in microgravity. A new injectable drug is also being explored as a way to maintain strong bones during spaceflight. Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA are testing that drug today on mice for the fifth version of the ongoing Rodent Research experiment. Rodent Research-5 is testing the drugs ability to stop and reverse bone loss in space and may help patients with bone disease on Earth.

Fischer also worked on light plumbing duties and microbe sampling throughout Thursday. Whitson also worked on microbe sampling and set up life science gear ahead of a new experiment to be delivered on the next SpaceX Dragon cargo mission.

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin checked out Russian life support gear and continued unloading new gear delivered last week inside the Progress 67 (67P) resupply ship. The veteran cosmonaut also repressurized the station's atmosphere using oxygen stored inside the 67P.

On-Orbit Status Report

Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis: The crew completed injections of the mice in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) for the RR-5 investigation. Spaceflight has significant and rapid effects on the musculoskeletal system; therefore, it is important to investigate targeted therapies that could ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of spaceflight. The NELL-1 drug being studied in the RR-5 investigation has the potential to slow or reverse bone loss during spaceflight.

Multi Omics-Mouse: The crew completed preparation and checkout of hardware and facilities to be used for JAXA's Multi Omics-Mouse investigation. Rodents for this investigation will arrive on the SpaceX-12 vehicle. The Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Back Up Interface was removed and the Mouse Habitat Cage Unit was installed in the CBEF Incubator Unit. Later today the crew till take images of the Cage Unit with the Ghost camera.

Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Maintenance: The crew completed this routine maintenance to replace the battery packs in all CSA-CPs and zero calibrate all the units.

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

SODF Replacement on iPads and Samsung Tablets
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
URAGAN. Observation and Photography
ECON-M. Observation and Photography
Reminder 1 Vascular Echo Leg Cuffs Ultrasound Scan
Hematocrit. Hematocrit Number
Hematocrit Hardware Restow
Water Recovery and Management Condensate Pumping Init
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Back Up Interface Unit Removal
Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Extended Maintenance
R&R of Nitrogen Pressurization Control Unit (БА СПА) in the FGB
Mouse Habitat Unit Interface Unit Installation
Water Recovery and Management Condensate Pumping Term
Quick-disconnect screw clamps (ЗВБ) maintain
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Calibration Check
AMS Hard Drive Change
Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal
Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus 6 Removal
Environmental Health System (EHS) - Rad Detector Rotate
NanoRacks Module-70 Removal from Glacier
NanoRacks Module-70 Imagery
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Mouse Habitat Cage Unit Installation
NanoRacks Module-70 Glacier Insert
TangoLab Card Cube Remove
Audit of Docking and Internal Transfer System (ССВП) on ISS RS
Microbial Tracking-2 Operations Review
Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject [Aborted]
On MCC Go ISS O2 Repress from the 2nd Section of Progress 435 (DC1) Oxygen Supply System СРПК
Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup
Rodent Research 5 Injection 2B
Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 4
On MCC Go ISS O2 Repress from the 2nd Section of Progress 435 (DC1) Oxygen Supply System СРПК
Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 8
Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 5
Rodent Research 5 Injection 2A
Unpacking of First Priority and USOS Cargo Items from Progress 436 (SM Aft). IMS Update
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Calibration Check Data Record
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination
Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check.
Ghost Camera Setup
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Door Open
Ghost Camera Real-Time Downlink Checkout
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Door Close
Ghost Camera Closeout
NEEMO/ISS Crew Conference
Microbial Tracking-2 Reminder for Saliva Collection

Completed Task List Items
Declic Data Cable Exchange

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Rodent Research Ops
Battery Capacity Test for set 3B2

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 06/24: Crew off duty, housekeeping
Sunday, 06/25: Crew off duty
Monday, 06/26: Seedling Growth ops, Surface Sampling, HRF ops

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") - On
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) - Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Full up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Off

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