ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/16/2020

Fluid Shifts: The crew set up the appropriate hardware in the Russian segment to support the Fluid Shifts Chibis testing later this week.  Fluid Shifts is a NASA investigation, divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Imaging with Chibis. The Chibis hardware is used to perform the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) part of the experiment. 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 LBNP 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. 

Mouse Mission-5: The crew performed routine mouse habitat maintenance activities for the continuing Mouse Mission-5 investigation.  The purpose of this mission is to analyze any alterations of the gene expression patterns in several organs and the effects on the germ-cell development of mice exposed to a long-term space environment. 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • JEM and A/L PCS troubleshooting (weekend)

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

  • Thermal Amine Scrubber Deactivation/Activation
  • SPDM MISSE Sample Carrier Transfer

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, 3/17 (GMT 077)

  • ER10B Flow Adjustment
  • Fluid Shifts
  • ISS Experience SSD C/O
  • MELFI Icebrick Insert
  • MVP2 Cell-03 Fixation
  • Nanoracks Mod-51
  • OsteoOmics Fixation
  • Probiotics


  • 74P Transfer Operations

Wednesday, 3/18 (GMT 078)

  • Fluid Shifts
  • JWRS Check
  • MELFI Icebrick Insertions
  • MVP2 Cell-03
  • OsteoOmics
  • PAUL
  • Probiotics


  • THC Intermodule Ventilation Flow Measurement Survey 

Thursday, 3/19 (GMT 079)

  • Engineered Heart Tissue
  • ISS Experience
  • MUSES Server Vent Clean
  • MVP2 Cell-03
  • TangoLab2


  • 74P Transfer Operations

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

  • JAXA Mouse Mission Item Gathering
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge
  • Replace broken T61p USB Video Adapter
  • SEPARATSIA. [СРВ-У-РС] System Activation. Distillation cylinders activation
  • Fluid Shifts Hardware USOS Disconnect
  • Fluid Shifts Hardware USOS Gather
  • SM Port Crew Cabin Fungistat Treatment Stage 1
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment
  • Fluid Shifts Hardware RSOS Transfer
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Service Module Setup
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Cage Maintenance Familiarization
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Cage Maintenance 1A
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Cage Maintenance 1B
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Habitat Cage Unit Water Maintenance 1
  • SM Port Crew Cabin Fungistat Treatment Stage 2
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Maintenance Closeout
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Ultrasound equipment connection to [РБС
  • SEPARATSIA. [СРВ-У-РС] System Deactivation. Log file Downlink.
  • Thermal Amine Scrubber Powercycle
  • MELFI 2 Ice Brick Insert 6
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert 2
  • SEPARATSIA. Jumper cable continuity test.
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Medical Accessories Kit (IMAK) Unpack from SpX-20
  • Configuration setup for test activation of Air Conditioner System [СКВ2] Compressor Unit [КУ] from [СКВ1] power unit with jumper cable