67S Launch and Dock: 67S successfully launched at 10:55 AM CT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov onboard. The vehicle docked at the Node Module at 02:12 PM CT. The ISS complement has increased to 10 crewmembers and will remain so until 65S undock on March 30th.
EasyMotion: The crew donned the EasyMotion suit and then performed a Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) exercise session. The EasyMotion investigation uses whole body Electro-Myo-Stimulation (EMS) with a wearable body skin suit for an ISS crewmember to perform pre- and postflight EMS-assisted exercises. EMS technology initiates spontaneous (involuntary) activation of global musculature (muscle, tendon, fascia) to be monitored (muscle tone/tension and stiffness) inflight using the non-invasive Myoton technology that is currently aboard the space station for the Myotones investigation.
JEM Microbe: Microbial samples were collected from the JPM and JLP areas using a wet sample swab, and photos were taken of the sample locations. Space habitation is a simple ecosystem that mainly consists of humans and microbes, and in the near future, plants. Microbes play important roles for the material cycles and human health but sometimes cause hazardous infectious diseases. The Evaluation of Indoor Microbial Environment in JEM, Kibo Japanese Experiment Module (JEM Microbe) investigation’s continuous microbiological monitoring provides greater insight on changes in microbial community structure during prolonged space habitation to reduce potential hazards for the crew and the infrastructure.
Repository: Blood samples were collected in support of the Repository investigation. Repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.
Vascular Aging (VA): In support of the multi-day VA experiment session, a 13-hr blood pressure session was completed, and the data was transferred. The Bio-Monitor wearable hardware was also removed and stowed. Emerging data points towards linkages among cardiovascular health risk, carotid artery aging, bone metabolism and blood biomarkers, insulin resistance, and radiation. Data indicates that aging-like changes are accelerated in many ISS crew members, particularly with respect to their arteries.
USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Ammonia Onboard Training (OBT): Today, the crew reviewed EVA emergency procedures for ammonia contamination to understand what contamination looks like on an EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) as well as to learn the process for removing contamination before Airlock ingress is allowed. Ammonia is the cooling fluid used in the US External Thermal Control System (ETCS), and its exposure to the crew can cause eye and throat irritation, inflammation of the respiratory tract, or death. Ammonia leaks require decontamination actions during the EVA to ensure that ingress does not introduce the toxic chemical into the atmosphere of the ISS.
USOS EVA #80 Preparations: The crew reviewed procedures related to the Radiator Beam Valve Module (RBVM) Jumper Install EVA scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd. The review covered the timelines, tool configurations, and cribsheet the crew will use. After the review, the crew participated in a conference with ground teams to ask questions and discuss the EVA. In addition, the crew terminated the charging of the Lithium-Ion EVA batteries and installed the Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) batteries, EMU Long Life Batteries (LLBs), and Metal Oxide (METOX) canisters into EMU 3015 and EMU 3004.
ISS Safety Briefing: The 65S and Endurance crews will familiarize the newly arrived 67S crew with the potential hazards and available safety measures onboard ISS as well as the equipment needed for initial emergency response.
Private Astronaut Mission (PAM) Tablet Deploy and Checkout: Today, the crew deployed a tablet for the crew of the upcoming Axiom-1 mission. This deployment consisted of charging the tablet and connecting it to the desired ISS Wi-Fi network, PAMNet. The PAMNet network is used for Private Astronauts to connect to ground resources and access the internet. After successfully connecting the tablet to PAMNet, the crew performed a checkout of PAMNet and its expected capabilities.
Completed Task List Activities:
- Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Suit Intravehicular (IV) Review
Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
- Soyuz Docking Support Commanding
- Shell Heater Health Assessment Test
- Thermal Amine Scrubber Mode Change
- Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) Lock and Unlock
- Thermal Radiator Rotary Joint (TRRJ) Lock and Unlock
Look Ahead Plan
Saturday, March 19 (GMT 78)
- Vascular Aging Hardware Stow
- Crew Off-Duty Day
Sunday, March 20 (GMT 79)
- Standard Measures
- EVA Procedure Review
- EVA Procedure Conference
Monday, March 21 (GMT 80)
- Acoustic Diagnostics
- CAL MTL Leak Check
- ISS Ham Pass
- NICER/MAXI OHMAN Setup
- Space Biofilm-2
- Standard Measures
- TangoLab Cubelab Satellite Checkout
- Touching Surfaces
- Wireless Compose-2
- Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
- Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Config
- In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Brine Processor Assembly (BPA) Filter Remove and Replace (R&R)
- EVA NASA Zero-Gravity Lever (NZGL) Familiarization
- Portable Water Dispenser (PWD) Filter R&R
Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
- USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #80 Procedure Review for Extravehicular Crew
- EasyMotion Suit Stow
- Human Research Facility (HRF) Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configure and Run
- FROST2 CONTROLLER2 TC Unit Checkout
- Human Research Facility (HRF) Generic MELFI Sample Insertion
- Vascular Aging 13-Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring Conclude
- Human Research Facility (HRF) Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude and Stow
- Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Microbe Sampling Collection and MELFI Insertion
- ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Down in Columbus
- Treadmill-2 (T2) Weekly Inspection
- US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Ammonia Onboard Training (OBT)
- Countermeasures System (CMS) Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) Exercise Session with EasyMotion Electro-Myo-Stimulation (EMS)
- Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Battery Operations Terminal Charge Terminate
- Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Installation
- Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB)/Metal Oxide (METOX) Installation
- EasyMotion Power Box Charge and Retrieval
- Cold Atom Lab (CAL) Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Jumper Leak Check
- Brine Processor Bladder Changeout
- USOS EVA #80 Procedure Conference
- Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) Hardware Audit
- Bio-Monitor Wearables Data Transfer and Removal
- Private Astronaut Mission (PAM) Tablet Deploy and Checkout
- SQuARES Flexible Daily Imagery
- Human Research Facility (HRF) Rack 1 PC 1 USB Software Load Installation Conclude
- Human Research Facility (HRF) Generic Urine Collection Setup
- 67S Welcome [In Work]
- Bio-Monitor Wearables Stow
- ISS Safety Briefing [In Work]