ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/09/2016

Fluid Shifts Operations in the Service Module: With ground team assistance, Russian and USOS crew members supported Fluid Shifts Imaging exams by conducting the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) exam, Ultrasound scans, the Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) tests, and a Tonometry exam. The purpose of this investigation is to characterize the space flight-induced fluid shift, including intra- and extravascular shifts, intra- and extracellular shifts, changes in total body water and lower vs. upper body shifts. Results from this investigation are expected to help define the causes of the ocular structure and vision changes associated with long duration space flight, and assist in the development of countermeasures.

Mouse Epigenetics Cage Unit Maintenance: Today, the Mouse Habitat Unit #3 was cleaned, and the crew exchanged filters and collected samples.  The food cartridges were exchanged and the MHU was returned to its stowage location 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.

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 mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Dose Tracker: The Dose Tracker app was configured and the crewmember completed entries for medication tracking on an iPad. 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.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: The crew completed the following in preparation for the IDA2 EVA planned on August 19:

  • Prepared the Equipment Lock (EL), Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) and ancillary hardware to support EVA prep activities.
  • Verified that the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) is functional.
  • Continued configuring required tools.

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

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Setup
  • Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) Laptops
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 2888
  • MOUSE Hardware Setup
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Operator
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Subject
  • ARED Rope Replacement
  • Replacement of Komparus Hardware  (Removal of КП-МПА unit)
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM / r/g 3029
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • ARED Rope Replacement (assistance)
  • Analysis of SM Atmosphere for Freon Using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (ФИТ) r/g 1751
  • Photo/TV Battery Charge Initiation
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Subject
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Operator
  • Replacement of Komparus Hardware, (Removal of КР-МПА unit)
  • XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
  • MOUSE Habitat Cage Unit Cleaning
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Subject
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Operator
  • FLUID SHIFTS, Ultrasound 2 Activation
  • Photo/TV Battery charger battery swap
  • MOUSE Sample MELFI Insertion
  • EVA Equipment Lock Preparation
  • Prep for SW Updates on RS1, RS2, RS3, REMOTE RS r/g 3016
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • FLUID SHIFTS, Preparation for Blood Pressure Operations
  • FLUID SHIFTS, Ultrasound Scan
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Equipment Stowage
  • SAFER Checkout
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Ultrasound Scan Assistance
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Ops r/g 1907
  • BIOCARD. Operator Assistance During the Experiment / r/g 1907
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • DOSETRK Questionnaire Completion
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • HABIT Questionnaire Completion
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • PAO Event
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
  • RS internal lighting system audit (SM, MRM1, MRM2, DC1) / r/g 3009
  • Photo/TV.  Battery charger battery swap
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Pre-Treat Tank and Pre-Treat Tank Hose R&R
  • FLUID SHIFTS, CCFP Operations
  • EVA Tool Config
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • FLUID SHIFTS, Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) measurement Test
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Tonometer Eye Test with Remote Guidance
  • FLUID SHIFTS, OCT Baseline Exam
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Tonometry Setup
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Tonometer Exam Operator
  • FLUID SHIFTS, Tonometer Exam
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Hardware Removal and Stowage
  • FLUID SHIFTS, Hardware Stowage
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Post-ops Stowage
  • Fundoscope Exam Setup
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 3028
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 3027
  • Fundoscope Setup for exam
  • Fundoscope, Eye Exam
  • Fundoscope, Eye Exam (Operator)
  • Terminate Photo/Video Battery Charge
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter Changeout
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) – Sprint Exercise, Optional
  • Fundoscope Exam Setup
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 2888
  • ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • Fundoscope, Eye Exam (Operator)
  • Fundoscope, Eye Exam
  • Fundoscope Exam Subject Preparation
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • Expedition 47 Plaque Hanging
  • Fundoscope, Eye Examination
  • Fundoscope, Eye Exam (Operator)
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge (end)
  • Equipment stowage after Fundoscope Eye Imaging

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Fluid Shifts support
  • Nominal ground commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 08/10: EMU fit check, METEOR hard drive swap, Fluid Shifts, Mouse Epigenetics cage maintenance, Circadian Rhythms
  • Thursday, 08/11: USOS crew holiday (Japan’s Mountain Day)
  • Friday, 08/12: NanoRacks Module 9 ops, Heart Cells media change, SPHERES-Zero Robotics competition, Neuro Mapping, HMS Ultrasound, Circadian Rhythms, Fine Motor Skills

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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