ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/10/2019

BioNutrients: The crew performed a hydration and agitation for the BioNutrients experiment and started the 48 hour incubation at 30 deg C.  BioNutrients demonstrates a technology that enables on-demand production of human nutrients during long-duration space missions. The process uses engineered microbes, like yeast, to generate carotenoids from an edible media to supplement potential vitamin losses from food that is stored for very long periods. Specially designed storage/growth packets are intermittently activated by astronauts over a 5-year period, then frozen and returned to Earth for examination.

Capillary Structures: The crew performed a water refill and camera/flash battery exchange for the ongoing Capillary Structures Evaporation Science run. Current life-support systems on the ISS require special equipment to separate liquids and gases, including rotating or moving devices that could cause contamination if they break or fail. The Capillary Structures investigation studies a new method using structures of specific shapes to manage fluid and gas mixtures. The investigation studies water recycling and carbon dioxide removal systems, benefiting future efforts to design lightweight, more reliable life support systems for future space missions.

Standard Measures: The crew performed blood and saliva collections in support of the Standard Measures investigation. The aim of the investigation is to ensure consistent capture of an optimized, minimal set of measures from crewmembers until the end of the ISS Program in order to characterize the adaptive responses to and risks of living in space.  Among other things, the ground teams perform analyses for metabolic and chemistry panels, immune function, microbiome, etc. These measures populate a data repository to enable high-level monitoring of countermeasure effectiveness and meaningful interpretation of health and performance outcomes, and support future research on planetary missions.

ISS Experience: The crew continued the experiment with the performance of two Astronaut logs. During the log, the crew discussed their time in space, the most significant personal thing learned, Veggie/Veg-04A and the importance of growing food in space. 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. The ISS Experience uses a Z-CAM V1 Pro Cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) 360-degree camera with nine 190° fisheye lenses.

Life Support Rack (LSR): An air outlet visual inspection and power cable EMI ring removal were performed as a continuation of the LSR troubleshooting. LSR is a Technology Demonstrator for Closed Loop Air Revitalization. It captures carbon dioxide from cabin air and recovers 50% of its oxygen for use by the astronauts. LSR is intended to operate for a minimum of one year on the ISS to demonstrate the robustness of the technology for future Exploration Missions.

Story Time from Space: Over the weekend the crew performed a “singing” from the book Hey Ho, to Mars We Go. Today the crew performed a reading from the book Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader (chapters 4-8).  Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crewmembers read five science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related children’s books in orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Crewmembers videotape themselves reading the books and completing demonstrations. Video and data collected during the demonstrations are downlinked to the ground and posted in a video library with accompanying educational materials.

Water Storage System (WSS): The crew completed final hardware installation for the WSS. The system will add new capabilities to the existing Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Water Recovery and Management System (WRM) by providing an additional 75 liters of iodinated water storage as well as new methods of transporting water in the potable water bus.

USOS Hatch Seal Inspection: The crew performed this regularly scheduled preventive maintenance to clean and inspect USOS hatch seals, hatch plate sealing surface and hatch handle mechanisms for foreign object debris or damage. The crew inspected Node 2, Node 3, PMM, Columbus and JEM hatches.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Friday
    • EPO Paxi record
  • Saturday
    • Cygnus AEM SD card remove
    • Single stowage locker trash fill
    • Vacuum cleaner bag replace
    • Story Time
    • SLT swap with ZBook

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS LEE B high def survey
  • Payloads ops support

Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 6/11 (GMT 162)

  • Airway Monitoring
  • Capillary Structures
  • ELF configuration
  • ER2 Zbook setup and software load
  • Food Acceptability
  • ISS Experience
  • Probiotics
  • Radi-N2 retrieve
  • Standard Measures


  • 57S pre-pack
  • Microbiology surface/air sampling

Wednesday, 6/12 (GMT 163)

  • FIR/LMM/Ace module change-out
  • Airway Monitoring
  • Behavioral Core Measures
  • Bio Analyzer
  • Bionutrients
  • Capillary Structures
  • ELF
  • HRF
  • ISS Experience stow
  • Probiotics
  • SABL2 CO2 controller remove
  • Standard Measures


  • MPEP install on JEMAL Slide Table
  • JPM light install 

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

  • Crew Departure Preparations
  • In-Flight Maintenance Glass Cloth Tape Trilogy (Third Activity)
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Photo/TV Consumables Bag Audit
  • Photo/TV Little Used Items Bag Audit
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media
  • SCENARIY. Observations and Photography of Forest Fires in Israel
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo
  • Unpack DC1 Progress 441. Update IMS
  • Preparation of Items for Return and Disposal with Soyuz 741
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Stow
  • Reminder HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • МО-8. Body Mass Measurement
  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection 25 Minutes Subject
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Operator
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Remove the EMI Ring from the Life Support Rack electrical connectors P1A and P2A
  • Photography of Hatch Suspensions in MRM1
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Power and 120V Aux Power umbilical connectors inspection and mating
  • BioNutrients-1 OBT Review
  • ISS Experience JEM Setup
  • BioNutrients-1 Preparation snd Incubation
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • Orthostatic Stability Evaluation with LBNP
  • Evaluation of Orthostatic Stability with LBNP (Operator)
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Recording
  • Installation of Battery into Laptop RS3
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Active Rack Isolation System (ARIS) Bracket R&R
  • Photography of ВЛ2 Window in MRM2 and ВЛ2 Window in DC1 (Post-EVA)
  • ISS Experience Record Conclude
  • Setup USLab Camcorder for ground inspection video of the Life Support Rack air outlet
  • Hatch Seal Inspection
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config COL Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire
  • TV-session with the KnowHow Language Center Students and Teachers (Ku+S-band)
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
  • Flushing Purification Column Unit (БКО) for Elektron-VM and Condensate Water Processor
  • PAO Preparation
  • Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Deployment Operations
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
  • TV-Session with ISS Online Project Participants (Ku+S-band)
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire
  • Lighting Effects Visual Performance Tests Light Setting
  • ISS Experience Recording Preparation
  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
  • БКО Purification Column Unit R&R for Elektron-VM
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on ТК 741
  • CWC-I Gather
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • Transfer Operations – Prepack of US items to be loaded into Soyuz
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment Session (Individual Strategy Test) instead of Exercise
  • Visual Inspection by the crew, to verify no water was blow out of the Life Support Rack air outlet during the CWSA dry out activity
  • Video setup for Water Storage System operations
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Assembly Part 3
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Assistance during Preparation for Experiment
  • ARED Cable Arm Rope Tension Check
  • In Flight Maintenance Oxygen Generation System Hardware Audit
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout Ops (assistance)
  • GEMATOKRIT. Hardware Setup
  • Evening Preparation Work
  • Water Resource Management Hose Gather
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout Ops
  • BioNutrients-1 Incubation Agitation
  • Lab Condensate Hose connection to WSS.
  • Capillary Structures Camera Battery Exchange
  • Photo/TV RED Dragon Camera Black Video
  • Story Time Book Ada Leader Book Read
  • Capillary Structures Evaporation Science 2 Article Water Refill
  • Story Time Historical Photo Documentation
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Hygiene procedure
  • Probiotics Item Gathering
  • ISS Experience Hardware Stow
  • Compressor – N on
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire