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NASA Space Station Status Report 23 August, 2022 – Heal Wounds

By SpaceRef Editor
Status Report
August 23, 2022
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NASA Space Station Status Report 23 August, 2022 – Heal Wounds
A brilliant aurora streams above Earth’s horizon. (Aug. 17, 2022)

The orbital residents aboard the International Space Station continued exploring ways to heal wounds in space today. A host of other space research was under way on Tuesday to understand how living in microgravity affects humans.

Four astronauts partnered together again today exploring how skin heals in weightlessness. Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, all from NASA, with Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency), studied surgical techniques such as biopsies, suture splints, and wound dressing, throughout Tuesday.

The quartet worked inside the Kibo laboratory module conducting the medical research in the Life Science Glovebox. The advanced study seeks to identify the biological changes that affect tissue regeneration in space. Results may improve wound therapies and treatments for humans living on and off the Earth.

Lindgren also had time on Tuesday to review procedures for a nighttime photography session using the AstroPi science computer in the Harmony module. AstroPi will enable European students to conduct experiments using a pair of different lenses on the computer in conjunction with a variety of station sensors. The academic study seeks to promote interest in and guide students toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.

The three cosmonauts of the Expedition 67 crew focused on their contingent of microgravity research and lab maintenance today. Commander Oleg Artemyev juggled several experiments in the station’s Russian experiment as he explored space exercise methods, Earth photography using ultrasound sensors, and the human digestive system. Flight Engineer Denis Matveev checked radiation detectors and worked on power systems inside the Zarya module. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov analyzed urine samples during the morning then spent the afternoon collecting air samples in the Zvezda, Poisk, and Nauka modules.

On-Orbit Status Report


AstroPi: The crew reviewed the big picture words for the AstroPi photography checkout activity. In this checkout, the ground teams will assess the night-time photography capabilities of the AstroPi system. Two augmented Raspberry Pi computers (called AstroPis) were flown to the ISS and are both equipped with the mighty Sense Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) that measures the environment inside the ISS, detects how the station moves through space, and picks up the Earth’s magnetic field. Each AstroPi is also equipped with different types of cameras: one has an infrared (IR) camera, and the other has a standard visible spectrum camera. 

Standard Measures: Pre-sleep questionnaires were filled out in support of the Standard Measures investigation. Spaceflight Standard Measures (Standard Measures) collects a set of core measurements related to many human spaceflight risks from astronauts before, during, and after long-duration missions. The aim is to ensure consistent capture of an optimized, minimal set of measures from crewmembers until the end of the ISS Program in order to characterize the adaptive responses to and risks of living in space. These measures populate a data repository to enable high-level monitoring of countermeasure effectiveness and meaningful interpretation of health and performance outcomes and support future research on planetary missions.


RS Water Transfers: Per documented agreements between the US and IP Russia, the crew began transferring water from the USOS to the RS. Surplus water in the USOS was transferred from the Contingency Water Container – Iodine (CWC-I) to an ЕДВ. An ЕДВ is intended for short-term storage and manual water transportation between facilities.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday, the MSS was powered up, and the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) was maneuvered to survey the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) Striker Plate with the camera on the Latching End Effector (LEE). After the survey was complete, the Mobile Transporter (MT) was translated from Worksite #6 to Worksite #3 in preparation for today’s MSS operations.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS Walkoff and SPDM Unstow
  • MSS SAGE III Payload Survey [In Work]
  • MSS Maneuver to EP Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) Transfer Setup [In Work]
  • Node 3 Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Zero Calibration

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, August 24 (GMT 236)

  • BCM Robot Test
  • CSA Outreach Video
  • ESA Powerbank Management
  • GLACIER Desiccant Swap
  • IceCube Cube Demo
  • ISS Ham Pass
  • ManD Print Remove
  • LSG Ops
  • SCEM/FLARE Fastener Loosen
  • Standard Measures
  • WiCo-2 Measurements
  • XROOTS Plant Photo


  • Brine Processor Bladder Remove and Install
  • WHC Manual Fill Initiation and Termination
  • UTS Offload EDV Swap
  • EHS TOCA WRS Analysis
  • WRS CWC-I Fill Initiation and Termination

Thursday, August 25 (GMT 237)

  • AWP
  • ESA Powerbank Stow
  • LSG Ops


  • FD/ISS Crew Conference

Friday, August 26 (GMT 238)

  • AstroPi Lens Exchange
  • ManD Print Removal
  • LSG Ops


  • EVA Battery Operations Terminal Charge Initiation
  • Dragon/LAB SSC Swap
  • ACS Oxygen Manual Valve Open

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

  • Virtual Audio Configuration for JEM
  • Water Transfer from CWC-I to ЕДВ Initiation & Termination
  • Review of AstroPi Night-Time Photography Big Picture Words
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in COL
  • Standard Measures Pre-Sleep Questionnaire

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