NASA Breaking News

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Mars 2020 Rover Mission

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Aug 25, 2016

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agencys Journey to Mars. Read full story.

NASA Awards Information Technology Services Contract

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Aug 24, 2016

NASA has awarded an information technology services contract to All Points Logistics, LLC of Merritt Island, Florida, to perform a wide range of support services at the agencys Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Read full story.

NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

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Aug 24, 2016

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who is making final preparations for a September launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 6. The interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agencys website. Read full story.

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

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Aug 24, 2016

NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction. Read full story.

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAAs GOES-R November Launch

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Aug 24, 2016

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAAs Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4. Read full story.

NASA Education News

NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars

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Aug 16, 2016

NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars Read full story.

NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

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Aug 16, 2016

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agencys ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data. Read full story.

NASA Television to Air Journey to Mars Showcase, Rocket Engine Test

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Aug 16, 2016

NASA is offering a behind-the-scenes look Thursday, Aug. 18, at its Journey to Mars, including the test of a rocket engine that will launch the agency to the Red Planet, with live coverage on social media, NASA Television and the agencys website. Read full story.

NASA Brings Excitement of Aeronautics, Space Exploration to Chicago Air and Water Show

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Aug 15, 2016

Visitors to this years annual Chicago Air and Water Show will have a chance to explore the universe with NASA. Read full story.

NASA Interns to Share Summer Work Experiences During Poster Exposition Aug. 10; Media Invited

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Aug 8, 2016

On Aug. 10, more than 150 summer interns at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will share their work experiences during the annual poster exposition. Read full story.

NASA Image of the Day

Space Station View of Grand Canyon National Park

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Aug 25, 2016

To celebrate the centennial of the U.S National Park Service, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA has taken hundreds of images of national parks from his vantage point in low Earth orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Here, a series of Williams' photographs are assembled into this composite image of the Grand Canyon. Read full story.

New NASA Record Holder For Cumulative Days in Space

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Aug 24, 2016

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land Sept. 6, 2016, for a record total of 534 days in space. Read full story.

Spacewalkers Successfully Install New Docking Adapter for Commercial Crew Flights

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Aug 23, 2016

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams (shown here) and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters Friday Aug. 19, 2016, during a five hour and 58-minute spacewalk. On Sept. 1, the two astronauts will spacewalk outside the space station for the second time in less than two weeks. Read full story.

Fuselage of NASA's Future X-57 Maxwell All-Electric Aircraft

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Aug 19, 2016

As NASA celebrates National Aviation Day, the agency's innovators are working to transform air transportation to meet the future needs of the global aviation community. The agency is embarking on a 10-year plan, New Aviation Horizons, that will see NASA field a number of experimental aircraft to demonstrate 21st century ideas for flight. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

ISS Daily Summary Report 08/24/2016

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Aug 24, 2016

ISS Reboost: This morning, an ISS reboost was performed using 63P R&D thrusters. This reboost was to set up for 46S landing. Biological Rhythms 48 Holter Start: The crew began the operations phase of the Biological Rhythms experiment by attaching the Digital Walk Holter Electrocardiogram (ECG) and electrodes and initiating the first of two 24-hour measurements. The objective of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Biological Rhythms 48 is to study the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronauts electrocardiogram for 48 hours. Mouse Epigenetics Transfer and Reconfiguration Operations: Crewmembers detached the Mouse Habitat Cage Unit from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Incubator Unit (IU) Micro-G and 1G and transferred mice from Mouse Habitat Cage Unit to Transportation Cage Unit. The crew also reconfigured the CBEF video cables for the Image Processing Unit (IPU) and the Video Compression and Recording Unit 2 (VRU2). NanoRack Module 9: The crew completed the last of the 5 NanoRack Module 9 experiment sessions by activating, deactivating, and shaking the mixture tubes to facilitate the experiment. Module-9 is a collection of student research projects utilizing the NanoRacks Mixsticks. Student teams from across the United States design their own experiments using flight approved fluids and materials. The investigation consists of several science experiments flown in a NanoRacks Module on board the ISS. Plant Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Regulation Preparation: To prepare for the Plant RNA Regulation investigation run that begins next month, the experiment containers on the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) Rotors A and B were replaced with new experiment containers. Plant RNA Regulation studies the first steps of gene expression involved in development of roots and shoots. Scientists expect to find new molecules that play a role in how plants adapt and respond to the microgravity environment of space, providing new insight into growing plants for food and oxygen supplies on long-duration missions. Microgravity Experiment Research Locker Incubator (MERLIN)1: Last week MERLIN 1 was automatically safed after a false Payload Potential Fire warning annunciated due to out of limit temperature sensors.Today MERLIN 1 was repowered for troubleshooting.The temperature sensors are now in the expected range and will be monitored for 24 hours.Assuming no anomalous signatures during the monitoring period, the unit will be configured to an operational state tomorrow. Dragon Packing: Polars 2 & 4 ISS to Dragon Transfer: The crew uninstalled and transferred Polars 2 and 4 from the EXPRESS Rack and install into Dragon. Payload Card Multilab Card Cube Removal: The crew removed the Multilab card(s) from the Payload Card Multilab facility for return. Lithium HydrOxide (LiOH) R&R: The crew replaced LiOH bags on Dragon in preparation for life support operations after ISS departure. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for the Trailing Thermal Control Radiator (TTCR) EVA planned for September 1, the CDR and FE-6 completed a procedures review. Following the review, the crew participated in a conference with ground teams. Todays Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. MORZE. Evaluation Using SPRUT-2 MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3186 ISS Crew/SSIPC (Space Station Integration And Promotion Center) Conference EMCS Valve Open NANO Mixture tubes activation and shaking CBEF Cable Reconfiguration Maintenance MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests On MCC Go Collecting condensate water samples from -2 before Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter () into Russian Samplers, start / r/g 3195 BLR48 Starting Measurement MOUSE Equipment Transfer Review KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL r/g 3181 Relocate Double Coldbags for access to Dragon Lithium Hydroxide (LiOH) Enclosure Evaluation of Orthostatic Stability with LBNP (without display and control panel) DRAGON. Transfers Dragon Lithium Hydroxide Filter Bag Remove and Replace KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data / r/g 3181 Countermeasures System (CMS), Sprint Exercise, Optional MOUSE Epigenetics Item Gathering for the upcoming mouse ops KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Hardware Teardown / r/g 3181 Evaluation of Orthostatic Stability with LBNP (without display and control panel) DRAGON. Transfers WRS Water Sample Analysis Soyuz 720 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate VCA1 Camera Adjustment Environmental Control & Life Support System (ECLSS) Tank Drain Plant RNA Regulation (PRR) Replacement of Experiment Container (EC) European Modular Cultivation System Experiment Container (CS) DOSETRK Questionnaire Completion ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops / r/g 3182 Environmental Control & Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2 Dragon Cargo Operations Conference Terminate BSA Battery Stowage Assembly Maintenance Cycle EMU Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Removal MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3186 Installation of REBA batteries PAO hardware setup in LAB Diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System -2 Filter Unit and -2 Main Bus Assembly r/g 3168 REBA powered equipment test MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test Crew Prep for PAO / r/g 3193 CBEF Cable Reconfig TV Conference with Teatral Magazine Editor r/g 3193 EVA Procedure Review CALCIUM. Experiment Session 11 / r/g 3183 Terminate EMU LIB Battery Charge Operations MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Cattells Test EMU Metal Oxide (METOX) Canister Installation EVA Procedure Conference Polar 2 Transfer to Dragon MORZE. Closeout Ops WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV Crew Departure Prep Polar 4 Transfer to Dragon SPLANH. Preparation for Experiment / r/g 3191 EMCS Valve Closure TOCA Data Recording OBT Dragon Departure Review CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 3184 WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV CMS ARED Quarterly Maintenance MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test IMS Delta File Prep OBT, ROBoT onboard simulator, Release POLAR Transfer Review Evening Work Prep CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 3189 WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV PAYLOAD CARD MULTILAB CARD (PCML) Card Removal MORZE. Experiment setup / r/g 3172 Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet recharge, terminate Environmental Control & Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3 POLAR Transfer Review Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire CUCU Check WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3186 Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Dragon departure OBT Nominal ground commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 08/25: Biological Rhythms 48, Double Cold Bag packing, Mouse Habitat Unit […] Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 08/23/2016

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Aug 23, 2016

SpaceX-9 Dragon Pack: In preparation for SpX-9 return this Friday the crew completed the following: Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) to Polar Sample Transfer: Samples were transferred from the MELFI to the Polars. Space Automated Bioproduct Lab (SABL) CO2 Controller Removal: SABL-1s CO2 Incubator Controller was removed for return on SpaceX-9. SPHERES Blue Satellite: The CO2 tank in the SPHERES blue satellite was removed, vented, and packed. Meteor Hard Drive Retrieval: The Meteor Laptop hard drive was retrieved. Mouse Epigenetics Habitat Cage Unit Maintenance: The Mouse Cage Units containing the mice were transferred from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) to the glove box to conduct food cartridge exchanges and cleaning activities. The crew also performed troubleshooting activities on the Transportation Cage Units (TCU) by performing individual cover replacements, cage block replacements, and TCU exchanges to prepare for return on SpX-9. The Mouse Cage Units were then returned to CBEF. The Mouse Epigenetics investigation studies altered gene expression patterns in the organs of male mice that spend one month in space, and also examines changes in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of their offspring. Results from the investigation identify genetic alterations that happen after exposure to the microgravity environment of space. Biomolecule Sequencer Surface Pro 3 Hardware Checkout: The crew set up and connected Surface Pro 3 tablets to the wireless network before completing checkout activities to support upcoming Biomolecule Sequencer operations later this week. The Biomolecule Sequencer investigation seeks to demonstrate for the first time that DNA sequencing is feasible in an orbiting spacecraft. A space-based DNA sequencer could identify microbes, diagnose diseases and understand crew member health and potentially help detect DNA-based life elsewhere in the solar system. Fine Motor Skills: A series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet was completed for the Fine Motor Skills investigation. This investigation is critical during long-duration space missions, particularly those skills needed to interact with technologies required in next-generation space vehicles, spacesuits, and habitats. The crewmembers fine motor skills are also necessary for performing tasks in transit or on a planetary surface, such as information access, just-in-time training, subsystem maintenance, and medical treatment. Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations: The crew recorded and submitted a walk-through video documenting observations of life onboard ISS, providing insight related to human factors and habitability. The Habitability investigation collects observations about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a missions duration impacts how much space crew members need. Dose Tracker: The crew completed entries for medication tracking on an iPad today. This investigation documents the medication usage of crewmembers before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The data is expected to either support or counter anecdotal evidence of medication ineffectiveness during flight and unusual side effects experienced during flight. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) is occurring during missions. Columbus Payload Power Switching Box (PPSB) – SDX Switch 1 Reconfiguration: The crew reconfigured the SDX 1 switch on the PPSB1 for RapidScat in Columbus in preparation for tomorrows 63P reboost. Columbus Power Distribution Unit 1 (PDU-1) Troubleshooting: On Monday, ground teams were unable to repower the COLs PDU-1 Outlet 3 which provides operational power to RapidScat and Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR) payloads. Today, ground teams successfully repowered SOLAR from Outlet 3 by turning OFF the Columbus Payload Power Switching Box (PPSB) – SDX switch 1 to isolate RapidScat from the power feed. RapidScat has active heater power and can remain deactivated with no impact to hardware. Ground teams continue to investigate the anomaly. Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last night Robotics Ground Controllers stowed the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) on Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture #2 (PDGF2). At the end of rigidizing its Latching End Effector (LEE) on MBS PDGF2, the SPDM safed, which has been observed previously. Controllers performed the necessary recovery steps and latched and mated the SPDM LEE to the PDGF. The SSRMS was then maneuvered to grapple the SpX-9 Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture (FRGF) in preparation of the SpX-9 release on Friday. Todays Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. MO-8 Body mass measurement Configuration Setup Body Mass Measurement r/g 3165 -8. Closeout Ops MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3167 Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System () Laptops Conference of Search and Rescue () specialists with returning crew DRAGON. Transfers WRS Sample Collection Fine Motor Skills (FINEMOTR) Experiment Ops Measuring top and bottom plate connection in SM (panels 225, 226) r/g 3171 PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment r/g 3159 DRAGON. Transfers PILOT-T. Experiment Ops r/g 3159 Photo/TV, Camcorder Activation Check Filling (separation) of -. for Elektron or - TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis DUBRAVA. Observation and photography using VSS / r/g 3176 WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV Water Processing using MCD Maintenance Procedure review for sample transfer from MELFI to POLAR ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation Sample Transfer from MELFI to POLAR Photo/TV, Camcorder Activation Check PILOT-T. Experiment Ops r/g 3163 Relocate Double Coldbags for access to Dragon Lithium Hydroxide (LiOH) Enclosure HABIT Preparing for the experiment Dragon Lithium Hydroxide Filter Bag Remove and Replace SP3 Hardware Checkout PILOT-T. Photography of the Experiment Ops / r/g 3161 Photo/TV, Camcorder Activation Check Software Update installation on RSS1 Laptop for BRI Diagnostics r/g 3169 PILOT-T. Closeout Ops r/g 3163 SPHERES Battery Replacement MOUSE Hardware Setup PAO Hardware Setup MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3167 On MCC Go Transfer of urine from RS - U and USOS brine to Progress 433 (DC1) r/g 3164 MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test Preparation for diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System Devices r/g 3168 Crew Prep for PAO XF305 Camcorder […] Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 08/22/2016

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Aug 22, 2016

Command and Control (C&C) Multiplexer Demultiplexer (MDM) Transition : The ground executed a planned C&C MDM transition today. C&C 2 MDM was transitioned to primary with C&C 3 MDM in backup and C&C 1 MDM in standby. The transition supports the desired configuration for OA-5, ensuring that the primary Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) MDM and the primary C&C MDM are not on the same power channels. Columbus Power Distribution Unit 1 (PDU-1) Repower: Last Friday the Columbus Module experienced a power anomaly with Power Distribution Unit 1 (PDU-1), and a subset of the loads on PDU-1 lost power. Systems were automatically safed. All downstream loads have since been repowered with the exception of RapidScat. During an attempt to reactivate RapidScat, outlet 3 on PDU-1 tripped. The only two items downstream of this outlet are RapidScat and Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR), which was deactivated at the time of the trip. RapidScat has active heater power and is able to stay deactivated indefinitely without hardware impact. Ground teams are investigating the cause of the outlet 3 trip. Payload Activities Completed Over the Weekend: Mouse Epigenetics Habitat Cage Unit Maintenance: The crew completed standard maintenance activities by exchanging the food cartridges and refilling the water of Mouse Habitat Cage Units which is located in the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF). Heart Cells Media Change Operations: The crew changed the media in the Multiwell BioCell for Heart Cells and repaired one of the Multiwell BioCells within the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) work volume to provide nutrients to the Heart Cells. Biological Rhythms 48 Hours Actiwatch Preparation: In preparation for upcoming Biological Rhythms activities this week, the crew configured of the Actiwatch using the Actiware Software and Medical Laptop. NanoRack Module 9: Session 4 of 5 for the NanoRack Module 9 experiment was completed when the crew activated, deactivated, and shook the mixture tubes to facilitate the experiment. Fine Motor Skills: A series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet were completed for the Fine Motor Skills investigation. Space Headaches: The crew completed the European Space Agency (ESA) Space Headaches questionnaire. Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Hard Drive Change: The crew swapped the AMS hard drives in the UltraBay Adapter in the AMS laptop, which is completed every six months. Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 08/19/2016

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Aug 19, 2016

U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #36: Williams (EV-1) and Rubins (EV-2) completed the following activities to install the International Docking Adapter (IDA)2 with Intravehicular (IV) support from FE-5: Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)-2 setup Preliminary IDA installation Initial IDA cable installation PMA-2 hemi reflector cover installation Final IDA cable installation IDA outfitting IDA cleanup IDA3 cable routing Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) ethernet cable connection MDM ethernet cable routing Station/Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS) cap removal Tomorrow the crew will perform post-EVA cleanup activities and a post-EVA debrief with ground teams. Todays Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Closing USOS Window Shutters Powerdown the CUCU for US EVA US EVA, In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation Comm configuration for EVA EMU Prep for EVA Prebreathe in EMU US EVA, Crew Lock Depress US EVA, Post Depress and A/L Egress US EVA, Crew Lock Egress US EVA, PMA-2 Setup US EVA, IDA Pre-install IV support during US EVA US EVA, IDA Preliminary Installation Maintenance US EVA, PMA2 Hemi-Reflector Cover Installation US EVA, IDA Final Cable Installation US EVA, NODE2 Ops in Preparation for IDA2 Installation US EVA, IDA Outfitting US EVA, Cleanup US EVA, SSP Ops US EVA, Connecting MDM Cables US EVA, Installation of white-green cable MDM computer cable connection EVA Glove Photo Setup US EVA, Cleanup and Crewlock Ingress Closing USOS Window Shutters US EVA, Crew Lock Repress Crew Lock Repress Post-EVA Activities Post-EVA communication reconfig EVA Glove Photo Downlink EVA Imagery Downlink Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Inhibit the Pump Separator BK1 sensor [Aborted] Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. EVA operations Nominal ground commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 08/20: Post EVA cleanup activities, EVA debrief, Heart Cells media change, Mouse cage maintenance, CMO OBT Sunday, 08/21: Crew off duty Monday, 08/22: Crew off duty (payback for Saturdays post-EVA activities) QUICK ISS Status Environmental Control Group: Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [] 1 SM Air Conditioner System (SKV1) Off [] 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) Norm Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 08/18/2016

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Aug 18, 2016

Mouse Epigenetics Cage Unit Maintenance: The crew completed standard maintenance activities for the Mouse Epigenetics experiment by refilling the Transportation Cage Units with water and checking the water nozzles of the individual cages. The Mouse Epigenetics investigation studies altered gene expression patterns in the organs of male mice that spend one month in space, and also examines changes in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of their offspring. Results from the investigation identify genetic alterations that happen after exposure to the microgravity environment of space. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: The crew spent most of the day preparing for tomorrows EVA, completing the following: Configured/audited tools and prepared the Equipment Lock (EL), Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) and ancillary hardware. Removed/relocated stowage from the Node 2 forward port endcone to access the forward International Docking Adapter (IDA) control panel. Set up the IDA control panel and 2 multimeters for the Modified Androgynous Peripheral Attachment System (MAPAS) installation. Copied EMU/Airlock contingency procedures to their iPads in the event the Station Support Computer (SSC) goes down. Pre-EVA health check. Pre-EVA conference with ground teams. International Docking Adapter (IDA): Ground controllers used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to inspect the sealing surface of IDA2, and then successfully extracted the IDA from the Dragon trunk overnight. There was a delay in the removal when a tethered pyro bolt from the Latch B Flight Support Equipment (FSE) floated very close to the IDA handrail. A video inspection of the handrail confirmed that the tether was not looped around or through the handrail. The ground team continued with the IDA extraction but the FSE bolt interfered with the bottom of the handrail and the IDA structure. The FSE bolt was freed after a sequence of adjustments with the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) robotic arm. The adjustments were very minor and positive margin between the IDA and Dragon were verified prior to each adjustments. The IDA was maneuvered to position for the installation on Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 2 during the spacewalk tomorrow morning. MERLIN-1 False Fire Indication: MERLIN-1 was unpowered following a false fire indication. Crew members took Compound Specific Analyzer- Combustion Products (CSA-CP) readings which were all zero. Ground teams are investigating the cause. No loss of science was incurred, as MERLIN-1 is located in the Node 1 Galley area and is used primarily for crew preference items. Todays Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ISS crew and (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference r/g 3090 FAGEN. Photography during fixation of samples / r/g 3118 FAGEN. Fixation of samples from MCK No.4 and setup in SM r/g 3117 CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops r/g 3115 MOUSE Hardware Setup ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session Leaders Club / r/g 3114 Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – Prep Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – CMO Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – Subject Pille Sensors setup for USOS EVA / r/g 3120 CARDIOVECTOR. Photography of the Experiment Ops / r/g 3116 UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Sets r/g 3119 Collecting surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 3084 PHS hardware stow (Periodic Health Status) ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session Leaders Club / r/g 3114 XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment Mouse Epigenetics, Transportation Cage Unit, Troubleshooting, Part 1 Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run. Tagup with specialists / r/g 3123 EVA Tool Config KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data / r/g 3123 EVA Procedure Review On MCC Go Installation of a new upgraded -8 device at FGB -9-8 system 1 operation site r/g 3095 Equipment Lock Preparation USOS EVA Tool Audit Final printout of EVA procedures EVA Procedure Conference On MCC Go: Replacement of 1 025 device with the upgraded FGB -9-8 device r/g 3095 Collecting surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 3084 US EVA, NODE2 Ops in Preparation for International Docking Adapter (IDA) Installation OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588 Maintenance Private medical conference before EVA from USOS Replacement of CO2 Filter Unit 0501 ISS-HAM Radio Session On-orbit hearing assessment using EARQ Progress 432 [OA] Stowage Ops with IMS Support / r/g 3122 CUCU EVA Inhibits Countermeasures System (CMS), Sprint Exercise, Optional Multimeter and Camcorder Setup in N2 in preparation for IDA Installation Physical Fitness Evaluation (on the treadmill) r/g 3100 IDENTIFICATION. Copy - micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 1589 INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops / r/g 3113 ISS HAM RADIO Power Down Private medical conference before EVA from USOS On-orbit hearing assessment using EARQ Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. EVA procedures review IDA multimeter startup Nominal ground commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 08/19: IDA2 EVA Saturday, 08/20: Post EVA cleanup activities, EVA debrief, Heart Cells media change, Mouse cage maintenance, CMO OBT Sunday, 08/21: Crew off duty QUICK ISS Status Environmental Control Group: Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [] 1 SM Air Conditioner System (SKV1) On [] 2 SM Air Conditioner System (SKV2) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate 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) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up Read full story.

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