• ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/22/2019 May 22, 2019
      Biological Experiment Laboratory (BioLab): The crew installed Experiment Containers (ECs) on the Biolab Centrifuge Rotors inside the incubator. The BioLab is a multiuser research facility located in the Columbus laboratory. It is used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. BioLab allows scientists to gain a better […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/21/2019 May 21, 2019
      Time Perception in Microgravity: The crew performed Time Perception sessions. A program on the laptop induces visual and audio stimuli to measure a subject’s response to spatial and time perception in a microgravity environment. The accurate perception of objects in the environment is a prerequisite for spatial orientation and reliable performance of motor tasks. Time […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/20/2019 May 20, 2019
      Multi-purpose Variable-G Platform (MVP) Cell-01: Over the weekend, the crew exchanged nutrients for the Cell-01 Experiment Modules and reinstalled them into the MVP. During the procedure, it was discovered that one of the new nutrient bags was defective and a new nutrient bag was retrieved to complete operations. The Cartilage–Bone–Synovium (CBS) Micro-Physiological System (MPS) using […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/17/2019 May 17, 2019
      CSA/Bioanalyzer: The crew collected a finger blood sample, mixed the sample with reagents, and analyzed the processed sample using the Biomarker instrument of the Bio-Analyzer.  They also processed a control sample in the Cellular Labeling instrument. Although the ISS is equipped with health and life sciences research tools, existing instrumentation for the analysis of biological […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/16/2019 May 16, 2019
      Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR)/Light Microscopy Module (LMM)/Biophysics-6:  At the conclusion of the LMM Bio-6 run, which began on 18-April, the crew removed the sample plate from the FIR/LMM and stowed it for return. Science teams reported they have not seen the expected crystal growth, but did see some areas with a precipitate and will perform […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/15/2019 May 15, 2019
      Microgravity Experiment Research Locker/INcubator (MERLIN) Desiccant Swap: The crew completed a routine desiccant swap on MERLIN1. These activities are performed as needed to maintain the desired humidity environment inside the units. MERLIN incubators are capable of storing samples at temperatures from -20.0°C to +48.5°C.  MERLIN is part of the Cold Stowage Fleet of hardware which […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/14/2019 May 14, 2019
      Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest-Wisconsin Space Crystals (CASIS PCG-14): Today a jar sample assembly was performed on the Maintenance Work Area (MWA) during which the crew attached the solution and desiccant jars to a membrane interface. The desiccant draws solution vapors through a membrane, resulting in crystals forming at the membrane surface. Crystals are expected to form […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/13/2019 May 13, 2019
      Kidney Cells: On Sunday, the crew performed the Kidney Cell fixation inside the Life Science Glovebox (LSG).  Following this, the Kidney Cells hardware was removed from the LSG and prepared for return.  Fixation is a group of techniques used in biological science to preserve samples and terminate ongoing biochemical reactions in preparation for later analysis.  […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/10/2019 May 10, 2019
      CSA/Bioanalyzer: Using the Cellular Labeling and Biomarker instruments of the Bio-Analyzer, the crew initiated an analysis of a control sample.The hardware was powered and the crew ran a control sample. Although the International Space Station (ISS) is equipped with health and life sciences research tools, existing instrumentation for the analysis of biological samples is almost […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/09/2019 May 9, 2019
      Repository: The crew set up the urine collection hardware in preparation for a repository session to be performed on Saturday and Sunday.  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 […]