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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 October 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
October 15, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 October 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 October 2014.

Today: Zebrafish Muscle: Gerst performed the water quality measurement of aquarium water. This experiment asks if the atrophy of muscles under the condition of microgravity also occurs in zebrafish and why their atrophy occurs in the microgravity.
Space Headaches: Gerst and Wiseman completed space headaches questionnaires. The objectives of this study are to obtain in-flight data allowing evaluation of the prevalence and characteristics of headache in microgravity.

SpaceTex: After an exercise session, Gerst completed and submitted a SpaceTex questionnaire about the textile, pack together Tenax Diffusion Collector Tubes, and SpaceTex clothing worn during exercise for data collection. This is the first of four SpaceTex sessions. The present study is designed to investigate which textiles during sports exercise on ISS are evaluated as the best by the astronauts.

Rodent Research-1: The Crew practiced procedures in preparation for upcoming Rodent Research activities. The Rodent Research Hardware provides a platform aboard the International Space Station for long-duration rodent experiments in space. Such experiments will examine how microgravity affects the animals, providing information relevant to human spaceflight, discoveries in basic biology, and knowledge that will have direct impact toward human health on Earth. Rodent Research-1 is a test of the operational capabilities of the new hardware system, including the Transporter, Rodent Habitat, and Access Unit.

Cell Mechanosensing -2 (CMS-2): Wilmore performed closeout of the CMS-2 experiment, disconnecting the microscope power cable from Utility DC/DC Converter (UDC) on Saibo Rack, removing the Meas Exp Culture Chamber (2) from the microscope and returning the microscope to its original configuration. Cell Mechanosensing-2 is a continuing investigation to identify gravity sensors using several cultured cells and help develop countermeasures to muscle atrophy. On the basis of the images obtained in orbit and from the chemically fixed cells on returning to Earth, the influence of gravity on the fine structures such as adherence, organelles will be assessed.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA)-28 Preparation: This morning, Gerst built three pin kit jumpers which will be used to test the bulbs on the External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) luminaire that was brought inside ISS as part of EVA 27. Later in the day, he replaced the failed bulb, tested and installed the repaired luminaire onto an ETVCG in preparation for EVA 28 next week. Lastly, Wiseman and Wilmore reviewed Robotic and EVA related procedures then conducted a conference with the ground.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

ISS crew and ???? (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
Fill the WHC Flush Water Tank and isolate the WHC Dose Pump
ZEBRA – Samples Retrieval from MELFI
Gather EVA Equipment and Tools. Photography, Photo Downlink
HMS Defibrillator Inspection
ZEBRA – Water Sampling, Measurements, & MELFI Sample Insertion
PFE Video Setup
VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops.
Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops
??-6. Hand Ergometry.
CQ Laptop Power off
In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) – ETVCG pin kit jumpers
VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops
Stowage of Equipment Used for PFE Video Shoot
HMS Defibrillator Inspection
Install ??-? for Orlan Battery.
DOUG Software Review
??? & DC1 EVA Support Panel (???) Test.
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
Rodent Research (RR) – Camcorder Setup
Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment
MSG – Visual inspection and activation
ESA – PAO Event
EVA2 Procedure Review
External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Primary Light Bulb Remove and Replace
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure (S-band)
PEV activation test from ??? & DC1 ??? (EVA Support Panel).
EVA Procedure Conference
Collecting SM and FGB Air Samples Using ??-1? Sampler
RR-PRACTICE – Experiment Ops & Conference
SM Air Sampling for FREON Using ??-1? Sampler
Flushing Multi-Filtration Unit (???) prior to installation in ????-2?
SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire
Retrieval of US EVA Equipment delivered on ATV5
???423 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops
IMS Delta File Prep
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
MSG – Glovebox Power Down
SPTEX – Survey Completion & Packing short-sleeve shirts
Completed Task List Items

ISS Crew Handover [In Work]
ARED crank handle R&R
Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

GNC MDM 2-1 Swap
Backup and Standby C&C MDMs Swap
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 10/11: Crew Off Duty, EVA Tool config
Sunday, 10/12: EVA Tool Config, Rodent Research
Monday, 10/13: Rodent Research , EVA Tool Config
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – On
[???] 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 – Stop
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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