NASA ISS

  • Cygnus NG-20 ISS Reboost: Today, the Cygnus NG-20 vehicle performed two reboosts of the ISS, increasing the velocity by a total of 2.26 m/s. Due to the altitude of the ISS there are still small traces of atmosphere that slow down the ISS. These reboosts allow the ISS to maintain its orbit and set up […]
  • Payloads: Environmental Health System (EHS) Exploration Potable Water Dispenser (xPWD): Visual analysis of Coliform detection bags was conducted after 44 hours of incubation. More information on this experiment can be found here. STEMonstration Earth Science Demonstration: An educational video was recorded explaining how the space station is used to observe the Earth and discuss how instruments and sensors […]
  • Payloads: BioFabrication Facility (BFF): Media and Bio-Reactor bags were retrieved from cold stowage in preparation for future BFF operations. More information on this experiment can be found here. Gaucho Lung: Sample 2 was processed and four runs of oil wicking and pushback using the syringe pump were performed. More information on this experiment can be found here. […]
  • Payloads: Environmental Health System (EHS) Exploration Potable Water Dispenser (xPWD): The crew collected a sample from the xPWD, then used the Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) to analyze the sample.  More information on this experiment can be found here.  Solid Combustion Experiment Module (SCEM)/ Fundamental Research on International Standard of Fire Safety in Space (FLARE):  A new […]
  • Payloads: AstroPi: Video was recorded of the Infrared (IR) Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Matrix display and the video was downlinked to the ground to evaluate the status of the unit. More information on this experiment can be found here.  Gaucho Lung: Sample 5 was processed and four runs of oil wicking and pushback using the syringe pump […]
  • Payloads: Complement of Integrated Protocols for Human Exploration Research on Varying Mission Durations (CIPHER): Electroretinography (ERG) and Pneumatonometer (PTM) blood pressure measurements were completed. More information on the current experiment (CIPHER) can be found here.  Genes in Space Molecular Operations and Sequencing (GiSMOS): The MiniPCR Sequence was terminated and stowed, and samples were placed intoMinus Eighty-Degree […]
  • Payloads: Genes in Space Molecular Operations and Sequencing (GiSMOS): A sample filter was retrieved from cold stowage, a sample was retrieved from the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) Waste Water Tank, and DNA was extracted from the water sample and processed using the MiniPCR Sequencer to identify bacteria and fungi properties. More information on this experiment can […]
  • Payloads: Genes in Space Molecular Operations and Sequencing (GiSMOS): The Biomolecule Sequencer was checked out in preparation for future operations.More information on this experiment can be found here. Immunity Assay: Unused hardware was consolidated and trashed. More information on this experiment can be found here. Materials Science Laboratory (MSL SCA): Batch 3a #6 was exchanged into the […]
  • Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew performed day three of the multi-day effort to install the new Cold Atom Lab science module. Today’s activities involve installation of Module 4 into the science chamber. More information on the CAL facility can be found here. Solid Fuel Ignition and Extinction – Material Ignition and Suppression Test […]
  • Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew performed day two of the multi-day effort to replace the Cold Atom Lab science module. Today’s activities were primarily to inspect and clean the fiber tips on the 767 nm and 785 nm lasers. More information on the CAL facility can be found here.  Sleep in Orbit: The […]