ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/25/16

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Airway Monitoring:  Kopra and Peake completed a European Space Agency (ESA) Airway Monitoring session which began this morning when the crewmembers assembled a Lithium Hydroxide (LIOH) canister and portable fan assembly to prepare for carbon dioxide removal in the US Airlock.  Subsequently, Nitric Oxide (NO) measurements were taken of both crewmembers at nominal and reduced pressures in the Airlock. The primary goal of the Airway Monitoring experiment is to determine how gravity and microgravity influence the turnover of Nitric Oxide in the lungs.  During future manned missions to the Moon and to Mars, airway inflammation due to toxic dust inhalation is a risk factor. Since dust may cause airway inflammation and since such inflammation can be monitored by exhaled Nitric Oxide analysis, the present study is highly relevant for astronaut health in future space programs.


Cognition:  Kelly performed his final, Return Minus 14 (R-14) session of the Cognition experiment.  The Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue (Cognition) investigation is a battery of tests that measure how spaceflight-related physical changes, such as microgravity and lack of sleep, can affect cognitive performance. Cognition includes ten brief computerized tests that cover a wide range of cognitive functions, and provides immediate feedback on current and past test results. The software used allows for real-time measurement of cognitive performance while in space.


Sleep Log:  One year crewmembers Kelly and Kornienko each recorded a Sleep Log entry after waking today. The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness.  The investigation examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.


Payload Network Attached Storage (NAS) Deployment:  Kelly began deployment of the Payload NAS at the Laboratory Module aft bulkhead location. The large storage device will be utilized for storing ISS Experiment data.


44 Soyuz (44S) Prepack:  Kelly continued prepacking items in 44S in preparation for return to Earth next Tuesday, March 1.


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

  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС)
  • SLEEP – Questionnaire
  • Morning Inspection. SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • RSS 1, 2 Reboot / r/g 1460
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Saliva collection and questionnaire filling out / r/g 1535
  • HRF – Sample Collection and Prep for Stowage Insertion
  • SLEEP Questionnaire
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Saliva Test / r/g 1531
  • TWIN – Sample Collection
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • MORZE. Measuring Bioimpedance Using SPRUT-2 r/g 1535
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • TWIN – Urine Sample Collection
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing (smear) / r/g 1535
  • MORZE. CORRECTSIYA. Venous blood sample processing using Plasma-03 centrifuge / r/g 1535
  • AIRMON – Hardware Activation
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing using Plasma-03 centrifuge / r/g 1535
  • CORRECTSIYA. Closeout Ops / r/g 1535
  • MORZE. NEIROIMMUNITET. CORRECTSIYA. Handover to USOS for MELFI Insertion / r/g 1535
  • Diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System Filter Units (БФ-2) and Main Bus Assembly (БСШ-2) r/g 1497
  • RUEXP – MELFI Insertion of Samples
  • Portable Fan Assembly (PFA) Setup
  • AIRMON – Set up and first measurement
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • CIR Alignment Guide Installation
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops / r/g 1531
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder battery pair 1 – start
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
  • Water Recovery and Management (WRM): Configure Condensate Collection
  • HRF – Stowage/Retrieval of Urine Containment Bag
  • Diagnostics of FGB СУБК instruments 11М156М r/g 1496
  • AIRMON – Calibration and Measurements
  • LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY) r/g 1533
  • Assisting with LBNP Training / r/g 1533
  • On MCC Go Urine transfer from EDV-U to Progress 431 (DC1) Rodnik H2O Tank 1 and flushing B1 connector from EDV / r/g 1534
  • AIRMON – Measurements
  • Kentavr fit check
  • AIRMON – Preparation and Review
  • Terminating charge of GoPro HERO3 Camcorder battery pair 1 and initiating charge of pair 2
  • Assisting with LBNP Training / r/g 1533
  • LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY) r/g 1533
  • AIRMON – Measurement at Low Pressure
  • AIRMON – Experiment Ops
  • Audit of Central Post (ЦП) Control Laptop Equipment r/g 1532
  • Terminating charge of GoPro HERO3 Camcorder battery pair 2
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
  • Video camera GoPro HERO3 Prep for Soyuz 718 Descent Ops. Camera Adjustment
  • US items prepack for return on Soyuz 718
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • MORZE. Closeout Ops
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Hair Sample / r/g 1535
  • AIRMON – Experiment Ops
  • AIRMON – Measurements
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position / Pressure Control & Atmosphere Monitoring System
  • AIRMON – Overview
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops / r/g 1528
  • Soyuz 718 Stowage Ops / r/g 1444
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • PAO Event
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 1530
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 1529
  • COGNITION – Battery Test
  • AIRMON – Hardware Powerdown
  • Temperature and Humidity Control (THC) Portable Fan Assembly (PFA) Deactivation
  • Crew Discretionary Conference
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Completing Questionnaire / r/g 1535
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Saliva Test / r/g 1535


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Airway Monitoring support


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 02/26:  Crew Departure Prep, Airway Monitoring Cleanup, Soyuz Descent Drill, JEM Stowage Frame Install Part 1, BASS

Saturday, 02/27:  Crew off duty, weekly cleaning

Sunday, 02/28: Crew off duty


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Override
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) Shutdown
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Shutdown
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up