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    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/06/2019 November 6, 2019
      Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer – 02 (AMS): The crew performed an AMS procedure review in support of the upcoming EVA to replace the Tracker Thermal Control System (TTCS) with an Upgraded Tracker Thermal Control System (UTTPS).  Over time, the TTCS cooling pumps have slowly degraded and have experienced a loss of coolant (liquid CO2).  The UTTPS […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/05/2019 November 5, 2019
      Standard Measures: The crew collected blood and saliva samples in support of the Standard Measures investigation.  The aim of the investigation is to ensure consistent capture of an optimized, minimal set of measures from crewmembers until the end of the ISS Program in order to characterize the adaptive responses to and risks of living in […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/04/2019 November 4, 2019
      Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): The Crew setup the EarthKam into Node 2 for a weeklong imaging session. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS. This enables them to […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/01/2019 November 1, 2019
      AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) EVA preparation: The crew continued preparation for the AMS repair EVAs with procedure reviews and training.  The multiple AMS-02 repair EVAs are being performed to recover a series of cooling pumps within the AMS-02 experiment.  The first of the EVAs are currently planned to start in roughly 2 weeks.  AMS-02 is […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/31/2019 October 31, 2019
      AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) EVA preparation: The crew continued preparation for the AMS repair EVAs with procedure reviews.  The multiple AMS-02 repair EVAs are being performed to recover a series of cooling pumps within the AMS-02 experiment.  The first of the EVAs are currently planned to start in roughly 2 weeks.  AMS-02 is a state-of-the-art […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/30/2019 October 30, 2019
      AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  The crew continued preparation for the AMS repair Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) with procedure reviews and other activities.  Multiple AMS-02 repair EVAs are being planned, to recover a series of cooling pumps within the AMS-02 experiment.  The first of the EVAs are currently planned to start in 2 […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/29/2019 October 29, 2019
      Astrobee: The crew reviewed the Astrobee OBT (On-board Training) in preparation for tomorrow’s hardware checkout and calibration session.  Astrobee is a series of three free-flying, cube-shaped robots. The robots are designed to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in microgravity to assist astronauts with routine chores, and give ground controllers additional […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/28/2019 October 28, 2019
      EML:  In support of the currently on-going batch 2.4, the crew closed the Argon valve system, opened the Helium valve system and switched the camera mode to RECAL.  The EML (Electro-Magnetic Levitator) is a 360 kg multi-user facility designed for containerless materials processing in space. It supports research in the areas of meta-stable states and […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/25/2019 October 25, 2019
      ACE-T6 (Advanced Colloids Experiment): The crew reconfigured the LMM (Light Microscopy Module) for the next ACE (Advanced Colloids Experiment) science runs. Colloids are suspensions of microscopic particles in a liquid, and they are found in products ranging from milk to fabric softener. Consumer products often use colloidal gels to distribute specialized ingredients, for instance droplets […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/24/2019 October 24, 2019
      BEST (Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology):  The crew performed BEST experiment operations part 2 involving the transfer of cells from the Media Kit to the new Media Tubes using pipettes and then temp stowed for the next 5-10 days. The BEST investigation studies the use of sequencing for identification of unknown microbial organisms living on […]