ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/26/2019

Genes in Space-6: The crew stowed the Biomolecule Sequencing device which was used for the Genes in Space-6 experiment. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage caused by increased exposure to radiation can affect the long-term health of astronauts. Genes in Space-6 determines the optimal DNA repair mechanisms that cells use in the spaceflight environment. The investigation evaluates the entire process in space for the first time by inducing DNA damage in cells and assessing mutation and repair at the molecular level using the miniPCR and the Biomolecule Sequencer tools aboard the space station.

The ISS Experience: The crew recorded an astronaut log event. 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) Hose Reconfigurations: The crew performed multiple manual reconfigurations of the waste water lines between the LSR and the LAB1D5 AV-1 RACK Condensate Tank to support ground operations. The initial configuration allowed the LSR buffer tank to be filled with filtered waste water from the Waste Water Bus. The second configuration allowed a flush of the newly installed lines between LSR and the LAB Condensate Tank via the Lab Condensate Tee. In the third and final configuration, the existing filter setup was reinstalled at LAB1D5 and a new Contingency Waste Water Dump Filter (CWWDF) was installed in the new hose assembly that runs from the Lab Condensate Tee (LABD5) to Life Support Rack (LABP1), just upstream of the LSR 15 micron filter. These activities enable the upcoming LSR Carbon dioxide Concentration Assembly (CCA) CO2 removal characterization that follows the Thermal Amine Scrubber (TAS) CO2 removal characterization that is ongoing at this time.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3003: The crew removed the Data Recorder (EDaR) from EMU 3003, installed the EMU Impact Shield, and prepared the suit for later installation into Short Extravehicular Mobility Unit (SEMU) Launch Enclosure (SLE). These activities are in preparation for EDaR and suit return on SpX-18.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • RGR NASA Administrator video
  • MELFI Icebrick insert

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Life Support Rack ops
  • Payload ops support

Look Ahead:

Thursday, 6/27 (GMT 178)

  • LTE Post sleep Entry (NASA)
  • HRF Urine Collect (NASA)
  • ISS Experience COL log regarding (NASA)
  • JEMEL Depress for REDEYE (NASA)
  • LSG Work volume Powerdown (NASA)
  • VEG-04 H2O chk and Mass Measurement Ops (NASA)
  • TangoLab2 Hardware move (NASA)
  • STaARS facility remove and Install (NASA)
  • MSG Work Volume Illumination light replace
  • HRF Centrifuge Slide table t/s (NASA)
  • REDEYE Deploy


  • EMU data recorder remove
  • EMU 3003 pack for return

Friday, 6/28 (GMT 179)

  • LTE Post sleep Entry (NASA)
  • HRF Urine Collect (NASA)
  • LTE Cognition Test (NASA)
  • REDEYE Camera Setup (NASA)
  • JEMAL Repress KABER Unstow (NASA)
  • CubeSat Insert Review and H/W gather
  • VEG-04 H2O chk and Mass Measurement Ops (NASA)
  • MVP2 H/W install
  • CIR Manf2 bottle replace (Joint)
  • EML Gas Vlv Close (Joint)


  • SSRMS jumper install 

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

  • JPM Thermal Control Assembly for Low Temperature Loop (TCA L) Gas Trap Manual Valves Reconfiguration
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure and Thermal Algometry preparation for and measurement session
  • ISS Experience Hardware Disconnect
  • JPM THC b Water Separator Connector Mate
  • SEPARATION. Activation of [СРВ-У-РС] system Starting Distillation Cycle 1
  • Pumping water from Progress 441 Rodnik H2O Tank 2 to ЕДВ and Tank 2 shell compression
  • LMM6 Plate Relocate
  • Exchange of Waste Water Filter
  • JPM1D6 ECLSS/TCS Rack2 Down
  • ISS Experience Lab Setup
  • JPM THC b Thermal and Humidity Contorol Unit R&R
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Recording
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • JPM THC b Thermal and Humidity Contorol Unit Closeout
  • SEPARATION. Monitoring distillation cycle two of urine evacuation using [СРВ-У-РС]
  • JPM1D6 ECLSS/TCS Rack2 Up
  • JPM THC b Water Separator Closeout
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up
  • Private Psychological Conference (PPC)
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • Pre-Filter Relocate
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Tenso-algometry measurements
  • SEPARATION. Deactivation of [СРВ-У-РС] system. Log-file downlink
  • LSR Flush Preparation
  • Verification of БКС connection to ЮА309 unit (SM Integrated Command and Telemetry System [ЕКТС])
  • VEG-04 Water Check and Mass Measurement Device Operations
  • JPM Thermal Control Assembly for low temperature loop (TCA L) Gas Trap Manual Valves reconfiguration
  • Preparation steps for Regul-OS СА325 Replacement (locating equipment, r/g review)
  • Genes in Space 6 Biomolecule Sequencer Stow
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config Node 1 Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • PAO Event in High Definition (HD) – Node 1 Camcorder Towards Airlock
  • Weekly monitoring of video recording equipment performance on the ISS RS
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit Data Recorder (EDAR) Removal
  • On MCC GO ISS repress using air from Progress 441 (DC1) СрПК section 2 (start)
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Impact Shield Installation
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Short Extravehicular Mobility Unit (SEMU) Launch Enclosure (SLE) Return Preparation
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • On MCC GO ISS Repress from Progress 441 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (terminate)
  • LSR Filter Assembly
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Conducting measurements in tenso- and thermo-algometry mode. Closeout Ops
  • Reminder HRF Generic Urine Collection For Lighting Effects
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry