ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/01/15

Study of the Impact of Long-Term Space Travel on the Astronauts’ Microbiome (Microbiome): Cristoforetti performed her Return-14 (R-14) Microbiome session. She collected body swab samples, a potable water sample, surface sample, and a perspiration sample following exercise.  All samples were inserted into MELFI.  The Microbiome experiment investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time). To monitor the status of the crewmembers’ microbiome and immune system and their interaction with the unique environment of the International Space Station (ISS), we will take periodic samples from different parts of the body and the surrounding ISS environment.

Cell Mechanosensing-3: Virts activated the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) and Thermal Container to enable the ground to perform additional data collection in advance of the Cell Mechanosensing-3 experiment, launching on SpaceX-7.  Specialists reviewed data from the initial checkout performed in early May and have requested additional data points prior to experiment activation.

Russian Segment Fluid Shifts Preparations: Kelly transferred and set up the ultrasound hardware for tomorrow’s Fluid Shifts sessions when Kelly and Kornienko will don the Lower Body Negative Pressure (Chibis) suit and undergo ultrasound measurements.  Padalka will assist the crewmembers, first as the ultrasound scanner for Kelly while Kornienko is the Chibis operator, then Padalka will be the Chibis operator and Kelly the ultrasound scanner for Kornienko. Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage.

Sleep ISS-12: Kelly and Kornienko are performing their week of sleep logging.  Within fifteen minutes of wakeup, the crew answered questions from the SleepLog application on the Station Support Computer (SSC).  The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity, and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness, to examine the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the International Space Station (ISS). 

Fan Pump Separator Remove and Replace (R&R) Preparation:  As a result of Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3010 inability to establish sufficient cooling water flow during last week’s maintenance, an FPS R&R is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Today, Virts and Cristoforetti performed a detailed review of the R&R procedure and conducted a conference with ground specialists. The crew also gathered and configured tools in preparation for the R&R.

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

  • МО-8. Configuration Setup
  • SLEEP. Filling in Questionnaire
  • Calf Volume Measurement / r/g 8949
  • Body Mass Measurement
  • Inspection of СМ-У, РУ2, РУ4, РУ5 connectors on МНР-НС separator pump in АСУ
  • Visual Inspection of circuit breaker [АЗС] position on DC1 power switch panel (БВП) and fuses on fuse boxes
  • Calf Volume Measurement / r/g 8949
  • Body Mass Measurement
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • RSS1, 2 Reboot / r/g 7437
  • Body Mass Measurement
  • Calf Volume Measurement / r/g 8949
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • BIOME – Filling in Questionnaire
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • HRF. Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • JEMAL External Hatch Opening and Platform Motion Towards JEF
  • FINEMOTR. Experiment Ops
  • MELF2. Ice Bricks Insertion into Thermostat
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops r/g 8951
  • Fine Motor Skills – Subject
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • VCA Camera Setup
  • Mating umbilical of EXPRESS-3 ARIS in Columbus Module
  • SOZh Maintenance
  • MSPR – Hardware Activation
  • Attaching Calibration Chamber to Thermal Container
  • Study of Cardiac Bioelectric Activity at Rest
  • Cargo and Payload Relocation to COL1A1 and COL BAY1
  • JEMRMS – SFA Release
  • EMU Separator R&R Procedure Review 
  • Symbolic Activity / r/g 8948
  • Study of veins of lower extremities / r/g 8950
  • URAGAN. R&R and Test Activation of VSS r/g 8953
  • Study of veins of lower extremities / r/g 8950
  • Exercise Data Downlink / r/g 6797
  • Conference on EMU Separator R&R Procedure
  • HRF2. Supply Kit Inventory
  • Return of Retractable Platform into JEMAL and External Hatch Closure
  • JEMRMS – Laptop Deactivation
  • HAM. Hardware Stowage after WOOV6 R&R
  • Conference between Search and Rescue Team (ГПСК) specialists and the returning crew
  • ISS HAM. Radio Powerup
  • Medical Ops Computer-Based Training
  • ARED USB Cable Stowage
  • Soyuz TK 715 Kazbek Fit Check
  • WRS – Recirculation System Tank Fill
  • Tool Gathering for R&R of EMU 3010 Separator Fan
  • Study of veins of lower extremities / r/g 8950
  • Installation of Inserts for Easy Opening of SM Interior Panel Locks (Panel 323)
  • Life On the Station Photo and Video / r/g 8544
  • JEM – STL Laptop Reboot
  • BIOME – Water Sampling
  • POLAR3. Software Installation
  • Medical Ops Computer-Based Training
  • Installation of Inserts for Easy Opening of SM Interior Panel Locks (Panel 325)
  • Grease exposed wire of Left Upper Stop Cable
  • COSMOCARD. Preparation Ops. Starting of 24-h ECG Recording / r/g 8952
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Photography of Spherical Phantom in Kibo / r/g 8955
  • ER4. Replacement of Storage Batteries
  • BIOME – Surface Sampling
  • Replacement of WAP CM BRI connection cable / r/g 8954
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Gathering the hardware from US OS and preparation for transfer to RS
  • HRF. Sample MELFI Insertion
  • BIOME – Hardware Setup for Experiment Ops
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Hardware Transfer to RS and setup at location before experiment ops
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Ultrasound Equipment and camcorder setup in SM
  • BIOME – Sample Collection and Stowage
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • HRF. Sample MELFI Insertion
  • BIOME – Sample Stowage
  • HRF. Urine Collection Hardware Setup
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Connecting Ultrasound Equipment  to РБС / r/g 8956
  • WRS – Recirculation System Tank Fill
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • COGN – Battery Testing
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge (end)

Completed Task List Items

  • P/TV hardware unpack
  • Capillary beverage galley demo ops [Aborted]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS Ops

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 06/02:  ACE-H1, Rodent Research Habitat Restock and Clean, 41S Prepack
  • Wednesday, 06/03: FPS R&R Part 1, HAPTICS-2 PROTOCOL1B Ops, Fluid Shifts 
  • Thursday, 06/04: FPS R&R Part 2, Fluid Shifts

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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