• ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/20/2019 September 20, 2019
      Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST): The crew transferred cells from previously stowed media kit to the new media tubes using pipettes and temp stow tubes. The BEST investigation studies the use of sequencing for identification of unknown microbial organisms living on the ISS, and how humans, plants and microbes adapt to living on the […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/19/2019 September 19, 2019
      Rodent Research-17 (RR-17): The crew completed Day 4 of Rodent Research operations. RR-17 uses younger and older mice as model organisms to evaluate the physiological, cellular and molecular effects of the spaceflight environment. Some responses to spaceflight in humans and model organisms such as mice resemble accelerated aging. This investigation provides a better understanding of […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/18/2019 September 18, 2019
      NanoRacks Module-82 (Palm Tree Growth): The crew removed the Module 82 from the NanoRacks Frame-3 and took photographs of the Palm Seed Flask, then temporarily stowed in an ambient temperature location. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) investigation examines germination of palm tree seeds to determine the best conditions for generating tissue samples for research. A […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/17/2019 September 17, 2019
      Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF): The crew replaced the ELF gas bottle unit in the ELF facility. ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the electrostatic levitation method.  With this facility thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/16/2019 September 16, 2019
      Nutrition Monitoring for the International Space Station (NutrISS): The crew performed the Bioimpedance Assembly Measurement (BIA) setup, took measurements, and filled out the questionnaire. Historical photos were also taken. Long duration spaceflight induces relevant changes in body composition and a loss of body mass. In the NutrISS investigation, a periodic assessment of body composition (body […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/13/2019 September 13, 2019
      H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)8 Status: Tuesday’s HTV8 launch attempt was scrubbed due to a fire at the launch pad. At approximately 1:05 pm (CT) a fire was observed on the Mobile Launcher (ML), just below the first stage main engines. The H-IIB Rocket carrying the HTV8 spacecraft arrived back at the Vehicle Assembly Building at […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/11/2019 September 11, 2019
      Dose Distribution Inside the ISS – 3D (DOSIS 3D): The crew switched the DOSIS Mode Switch to Mode 1 for solar quiet period. This experiment uses active and passive detectors to determine the radiation doses inside the ISS and provides documentation of the actual nature and distribution of the radiation fields. A concise three dimensional […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/10/2019 September 10, 2019
      H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-8 Launch Delay:  Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) scrubbed today’s HTV-8 launch attempt due to a fire at the launch pad that has since been extinguished. JAXA teams are meeting to discuss a forward plan and assess launch opportunities. Fluid Shifts: The crew performed the second day of Fluid shifts ultrasound data […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/09/2019 September 9, 2019
      Microgravity Crystals: Over the weekend, the crew set up a microscope, then took images of the solutions and any crystals in the wells of the crystal plates as part of day six on-going experiment runs.  The Microgravity Crystals investigation crystallizes a membrane protein that is integral to tumor growth and cancer survival. Although crystallization of […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/06/2019 September 6, 2019
      60 Soyuz (60S) Unmanned Undock and Landing: 60S undocked from the Service Module (SM) Aft port today at 1:13 PM CT and is planned to land this afternoon in Kazakhstan at ~4:35 PM CT. The flight test objectives include: Test a modernized guidance, navigation and control system as well as an entry control system. Verify […]