ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/07/15

Rodent Research-2 Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (RR-2 CASIS): Kelly and Virts successfully completed the final of four sample collection sessions today.  Kelly was the primary operator while Virts assisted, placing samples in containment then in MELFI.  The primary objective of this research is to monitor the effects of the space environment on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems of mice as model organisms of human health and disease. Living in microgravity results in significant and rapid effects on the physiology of mice that mimic the process of aging and some diseases in humans on Earth, including muscle atrophy and the loss of bone mineral density. This project will help scientists to discover new molecular targets that can facilitate the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of muscle and bone-related diseases. Long-duration exposure to microgravity will also induce changes in gene expression, protein synthesis, metabolism, and eye structure/morphology that will be identifiable as a series of assessable biomarkers for tracking the onset and progression of disease. 

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

  • SLEEP. Completing Questionnaire.
  • TWIN. Sample Collection
  • HRF – Sample Collection and Stow Prep
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Experiment Ops, Part 1A
  • RR – Experiment Ops, Part 1B
  • RR- Installation of Refrigeration Centrifuge
  • RR- The mice bone densitometer scan
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR – Bone densitometer scan
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR – Refrigeration Centrifuge Configuration
  • RR – Experiment Ops, Part 1В
  • RR- Closeout Ops
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • SOZH Maintenance.
  • RR- Experiment Ops, Part 2A
  • RR- Experiment Ops, Part 2B
  • RR- Bone densitometer scan
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR- Bone densitometer scan
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • RR- Refrigeration Centrifuge Configuration
  • RR- Hardware Stowage
  • RR- Experiment Ops, Part 2В
  • RR- Closeout Ops
  • RR – Sample MELFI Insertion

Completed Task List Items

  •  N/A 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Rodent Research Ops

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Monday, 06/08: Rodents Research fixative swap, OBT Soyuz drill, Emergency roles/responsibilities review
  • Tuesday, 06/09: EMU 3010 Return To Service (part 1), EMU 3005 FPS pack for return, Crew Quarters deck cleaning, Fine Motor Skills, Cardio Ox Ultrasound
  • Wednesday, 06/10: Crew Quarters starboard cleaning, Twin Studies, Change of Command ceremony, crew departure prep

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component

Status

Elektron

Off

Vozdukh

Manual

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

On

[СКВ] 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

Shutdown

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3

Operate

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Reprocess

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Off

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Full Up