ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/04/2020

BioFabrication Facility (BFF): The crew placed a test cassette (without cells) into the BFF for a test print. Cleaning Syringes were swapped out after the print and photos were taken. The BFF is dedicated to manufacturing human organs and tissues in space, primarily for use by patients on Earth. Besides printing tissue, the BFF also can help maintain the health of deep space exploration crews by producing food and personalized pharmaceuticals on demand.

OsteoOmics: The crew performed BioCell Media Changeout in BioCell habitat S/N 4. Millions of Americans experience bone loss, which results from disease or the reduced effects of gravity that can occur in bed-ridden patients. OsteoOmics tests whether magnetic levitation accurately simulates the free-fall conditions of microgravity by comparing genetic expression osteoblastic cells, a type of bone cell, levitated in a high-field superconducting magnet with cells flown in low-Earth orbit. This information helps scientists determine the molecular and metabolic changes that take place in magnetic levitation and real microgravity.


Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Hydraulic Components Remove & Replace (R&R): The crew performed an R&R of theWaste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Flush Water Tank Empty Pressure Sensor and several urine hydraulic components (Urine Valve Block, urine lines, and urine pressure sensors).

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • BioFabrication Facility Test Print Support
  • MSS LCC Checkout and Survey
  • OsteoOmics-2 Media Change Support
  • HRF2 Commanding
  • LSG Ops Support
  • EPS VMP Testing
  • T2 Power Cycle

Thursday, 3/5 (GMT 065)

  • FSL RUBI Swap Review (ESA)
  • BFF Test Cartridge removal (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Blood Collect (NASA)
  • OsteoOmics Media changeout (NASA)
  • Transparent Alloy hardware setup (NASA)


  • Red Eye: Stow items to clear space for the SpX-20 Red Eye Satellite Clamshell
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • Dragon Offset Grapple OBT

Friday, 3/6 (GMT 066)

  • Fluid Science Lab- MultiScale Boiling Exp Container removal and stow (ESA)
  • FSL Soft Matter Dynamics H/W install (ESA)
  • CBEF Disinfection Condition chk for Space Moss (JAXA)
  • JEM Water Recovery (JWRS) cable connection (JAXA)
  • Food Physiology Briefing (NASA)
  • MELFI Icebrick installs (NASA)
  • Transparent Alloy Cartridge Install  (17 day run) (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • OsteoOmics Media Changeout (NASA)


  • Dragon Rendezvous Operations Review
  • Lab Robotics Workstation Camera Overlay Calibration
  • Dragon Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 2

Saturday, 3/7 (GMT 067)

  • No crew activities


  • Crew off duty

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

  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • Standard Measures Body Sampling Survey
  • Standard Measures Body Sampling Collection
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Stow
  • Standard Measures Body Sampling Stow
  • Diagnostics of FGB СУБК instruments 11М156М.
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • BioFabrication Facility MELFI Sample Retrieve
  • Photo/TV WHC VIDEO Setup
  • BioFabrication Facility Test Print Without Cells Install
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygeine Compartment (WHC) Urine Hydraulic Components Remove and Replace (R&R)
  • Diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System Filter Units (БФ-2) and Main Bus Assembly (БСШ-2).
  • COLUMBUS Bay 2 cleanup
  • LIDAL Data Acquisition Unit Move
  • Columbus Video Camera Assembly 1 Adjustment
  • Changeout of СРВК-2М Water Conditioning Unit Purification Columns (БК БКВ)
  • LIDAL Data Acquisition Unit Return
  • COLUMBUS Bay 2 restow
  • Flush water conditioning unit water purification columns СРВК-2М БК БКВ – start
  • Dragon Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) Gather
  • Photo/TV WHC VIDEO Deactivation
  • OsteoOmics-2 Media Relocate
  • BioFabrication Facility Cleaning Syringe Install
  • TERMINATOR. Open window No.6 external cover. Install and connect Terminator-Nadir PL.  PL activation.
  • LSG Primary Crew Restraint Unfold
  • OsteoOmics-2 Media Change
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Tension Adjustment
  • TIMER. Recharging camcorder batteries (start)
  • LSG Primary Crew Restraint Fold
  • СОЖ maintenance, Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Review
  • Vacuum Cleaning of Dust collectors ПC1, ПС2 filter cartridges in FGB (panel 203, 403)
  • LSG Work Volume Stow
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination
  • Standard Measures Fecal Collection
  • TIMER. Camcorder settings adjustment and setup in work area
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion Operations
  • Standard Measures Fecal Collection Stow
  • Network Information for JSL Administration Swap
  • Weekly check of video recording equipment performance on the ISS RS
  • OsteoOmics-2 MELFI Sample Removal
  • Reminder HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • Reminder Portable O2 Monitor (POM) Reading