NASA Space Station Status Report 21 June, 2022 - 3-D Hologram Device

©NASA

Astronaut Bob Hines replaces components inside the Combustion Integrated Rack. (June 14, 2022)

A host of biomedical studies filled the Expedition 67 crew's day as NASA and its international partners continue exploring how living in space long-term affects the human body.

The residents aboard the International Space Station also set up a 3-D hologram device and tested a new robotic arm.

The orbiting lab's four astronauts took turns scanning each other's veins with the Ultrasound 2 device on Tuesday morning. NASA Flight Engineers Jessica Watkins, Bob Hines, and Kjell Lindgren joined ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti and scanned their neck, shoulder, and leg veins during the morning with researchers on the ground monitoring the data in real-time. Doctors on Earth gain insight into how an astronaut's cardiac, vessel, and muscle systems adjust to weightlessness.

Hines and Cristoforetti also spun blood samples in the Human Research Facility's centrifuge before stowing them in a science freezer for later analysis. Watkins spent the rest of her day inspecting U.S. module hatch components and auditing hardware inside the station's pantry. Cristoforetti worked on orbital plumbing tasks before reorganizing cargo to create more space aboard the space station.

Lindgren charged and configured a headset that enables 3-D high definition holograms in real-time for immersive and innovative communication and research techniques. Afterward, he launched a computer application beginning a session to demonstrate ways holoportation can be used for teleconferences and telemedicine, as well as assisting crew members with complex procedures in space.

Station Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev partnered together for ultrasound scans of their digestive system after breakfast. Researchers are investigating how organs and vessels in the gastrointestinal tract adapt to microgravity. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov worked inside the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module testing the operation and mobility of the new European robotic arm.

On-Orbit Status Report

European Robotic Arm (ERA) Operations: Today by adjusting and moving the angle of the ERA arms, ERA checkout and telemetry operations were completed successfully. ERA is located on MLM and is the intended to be the primary equipment for servicing the electromechanical systems on the Russian Segment once it completes commissioning.

Payloads:

EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments for Space Station Racks (EXPRESS Rack): Crew performed the Common Laptop Software (CLS) 14 installation setup on EXPRESS Laptop Computer 8 (ELC-8). The EXPRESS Racks support science experiments in any discipline by providing structural interfaces, power, data, cooling, water, and other items needed to operate science experiments in space.

Systems:

Hatch Seal Inspection: As part of periodic maintenance, the crew cleaned and inspected the USOS hatch seals and hatch plate sealing surface for Node 3 Nadir and Starboard. The crew inspected the hatch seal beads for FOD, nicks, burrs, cuts, or gouges that would impair a proper seal. The crew also inspected the crank handle mechanism and hatch seal interlocking joints for foreign object debris (FOD) or damage. The crew removed dust with ac vacuum and hatch seal brush.

Station Reorganization: Today, to decongest some of the clutter built up across the ISS over the years, the crew organized stowage and crew preference items across station. The reorganization should aid the crew as they move though the station and work on science and maintenance.

Crew Handover Video: Today, the crew recorded videos for future crew handovers and pre-flight familiarization to help crew adjust to ISS daily life. In the recording, the crew gave tips for the life onboard, setting up Public Affairs Events (PAOs), exercising, IT onboard, and any other topics at the crew's discretion.

Electrical Caps and Plugs Pantry Audit: Today, the crew complete an audit of the electrical caps and plugs pantry to keep the ground team's inventory system up to date.

Completed Task List Activities:

None
Today's Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

Recycle Tank Drain Support 3
Payload Rack Officer Fluids Integrated Rack Activation Commanding
SSRMS Walk Off
Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, June 22 (GMT 173)
Payloads:

ISS HAM Pass (NASA)
NRCSD-21 Locate for Return Part 2 (NASA)
WICO Quest Ops (ESA)
XROOTS Fluid Recovery, Nutrient Fill, and Mix (NASA)
Systems:

Hatch Seal Inspection
Handover Recording for Daily Crew-life
Columbus Smoke Detectors 1 and 2 Inspection and Cleaning
NRCSD Hardware Locate
Thursday, June 23 (GMT 174)
Payloads:

BioLab Rotor Belt Swap and Experiment Container Install (ESA)
ER-1 Software Update (NASA)
Phospho-Aging Inserts (JAXA)
Repository Urine Collect and Blood setup (NASA)
Systems:

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) Remove and Replace
Handover Recording for Daily Crew-Life
Friday, June 24 (GMT 175)
Payloads:

CAL MTL Jumper Leak Check (NASA)
CBEF MHU Reconfiguration and Fan Checkout (JAXA)
Phospho-Aging inserts (JAXA)
Repository Urine and Blood Collect (NASA)
SOFIE T/S (NASA)
SVGS Test Ops (NASA)
Toilet Acoustic Survey (NASA)
XROOTS Fluid Recovery, Harvest (NASA)
Systems:

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

Recording of handovers for daily crew-life
EXPRESS Rack ZBook Setup
Optical Coherence Tomography 2 (OCT2) Lens Deploy, Check, and Stow
Ultrasound 2 Scan Prep
Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 2 Power On
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Subject Prep.
Ultrasound 2 Scan
Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
Holoportation Medical Demo
Sidekick On Board Training
HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Activities
HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion
HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval and Insertion
HRF Generic Urine Collection
Electrical Caps and Plugs Pantry Audit
Hatch Seal Inspection
IMS updates
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in JEM
Recycle Tank Drain and Fill
Holoportation Gather and Charge
Station Reorganization
Urine Transfer System Offload EDV Swap

Please follow SpaceRef on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.