ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/27/2019

The ISS Experience: The crew set up the ISS Experience Hardware in the LAB to record today’s Waste Storage System (WSS) cable routing activity. The ISS Experience creates a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the ISS. The 8 to 10 minute videos created from footage taken during the six-month investigation cover different aspects of crew life, execution of science aboard the station, and the international partnerships involved. It uses a Z-CAM V1 Pro Cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) 360-degree camera with nine 190° fisheye lenses.

MicroAlgae: The crew provided photography of the four culture bags and installed the bags with light data logger into the Veggie facility. Microalgae Biosynthesis in Microgravity (MicroAlgae) studies the effects of microgravity on Haematococcus pluvialis, a tiny freshwater algae capable of producing a powerful antioxidant known as astaxanthin. It could provide a readily available dietary supplement to promote astronaut health on long-duration space exploration missions. This research was proposed by a community college student and alumna of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. 

NanoRacks Platforms: The crew removed Module-78 from Platform-1. NanoRacks Platforms is a multipurpose research facility on board the ISS. NanoRacks Platforms supports NanoRacks Modules in the CubeSat form factor by providing power and data transfer capabilities to operate investigations in microgravity.

Rodent Research-12 (RR-12): The crew stowed Habitat 1 for return on SpX-17. RR-12, Tetanus Antibody Response by B cells in Space (TARBIS), examines the effects of spaceflight on the function of antibody production and immune memory. Spaceflight is known to have a dramatic influence on immune response, but there is little research on its effect following an actual challenge to the body’s immune system. Using a mouse model makes this possible, as the mouse immune system closely parallels that of humans.

Sextant Navigation for Exploration Missions (Sextant Navigation): The crew performed Sextant Navigation lunar sightings. The investigation focuses on stability and star sighting opportunities in microgravity. Astronauts on board the ISS tests a hand-held sextant that is intended for use on future Orion exploration missions. The results from this investigation can aid in the development of emergency navigation methods for future manned spacecraft.

Water Storage System (WSS) Preparations: The crew rotated the Life Support Rack (LSR) to begin  routing portions of the power cable needed to support WSS assembly activities on Wednesday. The WSS will add new capabilities to the existing Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Water Recovery and Management System (WRM) by providing additional iodinated water storage, approximately 75 liters, and new methods of transporting water in the potable water bus.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Today Robotics Ground Controllers translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Work Site (WS)7 to WS6 before stowing the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) on Mobile Bus System (MBS)2.  Later this afternoon, they will walk off the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to the Node 2 Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) in preparation for SpaceX-17 release planned on June 3. 

SpaceX-17 Dragon Cargo Operations: Over the weekend, the crew completed approximately five hours of cargo transfer operations in preparation for return. Ground experts estimate sixteen hours remain before the vehicle is completely loaded.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Saturday
    • Educational Payloads
    • Cerebral Autoregulation cable stow
  • Sunday
    • AstroPi video
    • CTB hardware restow
    • Cygnus microSD card remove/transfer
    • Food consolidate
    • WHC KTO replace
    • JAXA adapter cable relocate

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • MT translate from WS7 to WS6; SPDM stow
  • WSS ops prep
  • Payload ops support

Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 05/28 (GMT 148)

  • At Home in Space (CSA)
  • Biomoniter headband and garment chgout and stow(CSA)
  • R-30 Blood collection setup (CSA)
  • Mouse Item gather and Spare transport setup (JAXA)
  • Story Time in Space-Astonaut Annie (NASA)
  • CASIS PCG14 Jar Sample Disassembly (NASA)
  • ISS Experience memory card changeout and Hardware stow (NASA)
  • FURPHY SD Card insert (NASA)
  • Nanoparticle sample Processing review (NASA)
  • MicroAlgae bag redistribution (NASA)


  • WSS cable route
  • ARED cable arm rope flip
  • WHC urine receptacle R&R
  • RUC cable install

Wednesday, 05/29 (GMT 149)

  • Biomonitor Wearble doff and stow (CSA)
  • Vascular Echo Historical video performing the R-30 Blood collection (CSA)
  • PhotoBioractor S/w install (ESA)
  • MOUSE Transporter install and water maintenance (JAXA)
  • MVP Cell-01 removal and POLAR insert (NASA)
  • MicroAlgae bag redistribution (NASA)
  • FURPHY Spin ops (NASA)
  • Lighting Effects Visual Test (NASA)
  • SODI Flask Disk prep for return (ESA)


  • RoBOT proficiency training
  • WSS assembly 

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

  • Probiotics Saliva Operations
  • Probiotics Saliva Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Probiotics Question
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • Rodent Research Habitat Stow
  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Item Gathering
  • Consolidation of EVA bundles. Photo/Video
  • Behavioral Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Video Equipment Setup
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Preparation for Maintenance
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Cage Maintenance for Micro-G
  • Standard Measures Cognition Testing HRF PC 1
  • Nanoparticle Formulation Big Picture Words and Crew Procedure Review
  • Pre-EVA charge of Glisser-M Video Hardware Battery, start
  • Routine Maintenance of H2O, Air Pressure, and Drainage Valves in SM Rodnik Tanks
  • Micro Algae Maintenance Work Area Preparation
  • Review of individual EVA task procedures
  • Micro Algae VEGGIE Insert
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Cage Maintenance for Micro-G
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Cage Maintenance for 1G
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check
  • ISS Experience Lab Setup
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Cage Maintenance for 1G
  • JAXA Mouse Mission Maintenance Closeout
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire
  • Glove Box Bench Closeout
  • ISS Experience Recording Preparation
  • Nanoparticle Formulation Hardware Gather
  • ISS Experience Introduction Recording
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • CONTROL. INDICATOR-ISS P/L Measuring Mode Switch
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap
  • Nanoparticle Formulation Hardware Setup
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Ku-Band Pwr Cable Routing Preparation
  • End battery charge and prepare Glisser-M Video Hardware for EVA
  • Bio-Analyzer Hardware Stow
  • Water Storage System (WSS) LAB1P1 Rack Rotation Down
  • Bio-Monitor Hardware Setup
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Sextant Navigation Session 8 Operations
  • Bio-Monitor Wearables Setup
  • Vacuum Cleaning of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in DC1
  • ISS Experience Microphone Doff
  • Bio-Monitor System Commissioning Measurement Modification
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Thermal Amine Removal
  • Changeout of Dust Filters Update IMS. [В]1, [В]2 fan grill cleaning in DC1
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Russian Audio Interface Unit (RAIU) Cable Routing
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Ku-Band Pwr Cable Route
  • Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • NanoRacks Platform-1 Module Removal
  • NanoRacks Platform-2 Boot Drive Switch
  • Water Storage System (WSS) LAP1P1 Rack Rotation Up
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • ECLSS Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Thermal Amine Installation
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Video Equipment Stow
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Thermal Amine Power Up
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • On MCC GO Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (end)
  • Preparing for Antivirus scan on Auxiliary Computer Laptops
  • Reminder Bio-Monitor Pre-Sleep