ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/14/2019

Marrow: Today the crew collected breath, ambient air, and blood samples in support of the Marrow investigation.  Marrow looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow. One of the impacts seen on the ground is fat cells growing at the expense of blood-producing cells during prolonged stays in bed.  Blood-producing cells share the same confined space with fat cells within the bone marrow.

Fluid Shifts: The crew performed a repeat of the Fluid Shifts Chibis imaging session originally performed on 21-January-2019. The 21-January session experienced firewall-related video issues on the ground which resulted in a loss of ~33% of the science.  Fluid Shifts is a NASA investigation, divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment 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 being evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and prevention of eye damage.

Treadmill 2 (T2) Six-Month Maintenance: The crew completed the 6-month T2 inspection. During this task, the crew inspects the treadbelt slats and screws, cleans the treadmill drive shaft, and vacuums inside the rack and around the treadmill. An unmanned activation and checkout was completed succesfully. Engineering reviewed the data from this checkout and T2 is a Go for operations.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday afternoon, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to the LAB Power and Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF). Then the SSRMS released Node 2 PDGF and the SSRMS was positioned for the MRM1 survey. At the same time, additional imagery was obtained for the Node 1 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Bolt 1-3. Once the MRM1 inspection was completed, the team maneuvered the arm to grapple Node 2 PDGF and released LAB PDGF, then parked the SSRMS and powered it down.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • SpX-DEMO1 Crew Dragon Mission Overview for ISS Crew

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • LSR Troubleshooting

Two-Day Look Ahead:  

Friday, 02/15

  • Astrobee docking port installation
  • Cubesat deployer removal from the JEMAL
  • HRF PC2 deploy
  • Refabricator hardware checkout
  • Team Task Switching
  • Time Perception
  • USND Data Transfer


  • None

 Saturday, 02/16 (Crew off duty name)

  • None


  • None

Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Nikon still camera sync with station time
  • Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Collection – Subject
  • Reminder 2 Fluid Shifts Imaging Measures With Chibis Service Module
  • Reminder 2G HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • Reminder HRF Generic Urine Collection End
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Male
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection 30 Minutes Subject
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Operator
  • ISS Crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Team) weekly conference
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • ORLAN-MKC NO.5 – Prep
  • ORLAN-MKS #5 Sleeve Adjusting Assembly Check
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • MELFI Retrieval and Insert for JAXA Blood Samples
  • CSA Generic Sample MELFI Retrieve/Insertion
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • PCG Temp Cntlr Setup
  • Post-EVA Orlan-ISS Spacesuit No.5 Equipment Stowage
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Comm Config for the Experiment
  • FLUID SHIFTS – Gathering and Connecting Equipment for TV coverage
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Service Module Power On And Preparation
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Don Chibis
  • FLUID SHIFTS – Assistance During Operations with Chibis and KMA-01
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Service Module Scan
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Doff Chibis
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • FLUID SHIFTS – Deactivation of РБС and USND P/L from РБС
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Power Off Crew Onboard Support System (КСПЭ) and Close Applications on SSC1
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Service Module Stow
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Restore Nominal Comm Config
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Hardware Transfer
  • Multi purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Work Volume (WV) Cold Plate (CP) condition check
  • Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Setup to MSPR
  • Transfer Brine from EDV to Rodnik Water Tank #1 in SM Aft Progress #440 and Flush B1 Connector on Water Tank #1
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup And Power On From Cargo Transfer Bag
  • Fluid Shifts Hardware Stow
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Multi purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Video compression and Recording Unit 2 (VRU2) Cable Reconfiguration
  • IMS Edit
  • Atmospheric Control System (ACS) Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Oxygen Transfer to Low Pressure O2 Tank
  • Saibo Rack Video Survey
  • Multi purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Work Bench (WB) Cable Demate and Mate
  • Refabricator Installation Completion
  • EXPRESS Rack 10 Payload MTL Flow Rate Adjust
  • Refabricator Hardware Power up
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow
  • Astrobee OBT Review