• ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/17/2017 August 17, 2017
      Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #43: Yurchikhin and Ryazanskiy performed a seven hour 30 minute EVA. Completed activities include manual deployment of 5 nanosatellites, collection of research samples and structural maintenance. During EVA ingress timeframe, Whitson and Fischer were isolated in 50 Soyuz. Bresnik and Nespoli had access to the FGB and USOS modules. Multi-Omics-Mouse:  The […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/16/2017 August 16, 2017
      SpaceX (SpX)-12 Capture and Berthing: SpX-12 rendezvous and capture were successfully completed today  at 5:54 AM CDT using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The crew monitored Dragon’s approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation. Vestibule outfitting, vehicle ingress and critical cargo transfer began following capture. Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Biophysics 3:  The crew retrieved […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/15/2017 August 15, 2017
      Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI): The crew took front and profile view pictures to check for facial edema, then completed a conference with ground experts.  The IPVI investigation studies changes to crewmembers’ eyes and optic nerves by analyzing arterial blood pressure and blood flow to the brain before and after spaceflight. The IPVI investigation […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/14/2017 August 14, 2017
      SpaceX (SpX)-12 Launch: SpX-12 launched successfully today from Kennedy Space Center at 11:31 am CDT. In addition to supplies and equipment for crew members, the vehicle will deliver investigations and instruments that study cosmic ray particles, protein crystal growth, stem cell-mediated recellularization and nanosatellite technology demonstration. Capture and berthing is scheduled for August 16 at […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/11/2017 August 11, 2017
      Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Zero Robotics (ZR):  The crew provided support for a SPHERES ZR Challenge competition between students from middle schools in the United States and Russia.  As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms were […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/10/2017 August 10, 2017
      Circadian Rhythms:  A crewmember removed the Armband Monitor and the Thermolab Unit mounted to their belt, completing 36 hours of monitoring for the Circadian Rhythms investigation. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Researchers hypothesize that a non-24-hour cycle of light and […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/09/2017 August 9, 2017
      Human Research Program (HRP):  The crew collected blood, urine and air samples today to satisfy Return minus 15 days (R-15) Cardio Ox, Flight Day 15 (FD 15) and R-15 Biochemical Profile and R-30 and Launch plus 12 days (L+12) Marrow requirements.  By collecting Cardio Ox ultrasound and ECG data, along with blood and urine samples, […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/08/2017 August 8, 2017
      Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR): The crew replaced the two FIR white lights. One was burned out and the other had high usage and was nearing its end of life.  After replacement, the rack was powered from the ground and the Payload Developer verified both lights were functioning properly. The next FIR science operations will occur next week […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/07/2017 August 7, 2017
      Fine Motor Skills (FMS): On Sunday a crewmember completed a series of interactive tasks during a FMS session. The FMS investigation studies how the fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/04/2017 August 4, 2017
      Sarcolab-3:  With assistance from an operator, RS and USOS crewmembers ingressed the Muscle Atrophy Research & Exercise System (MARES) chair in the Columbus module, installed the Electromyograph and Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation (PEMS) device and adjusted pads and constraints for the Sarcolab-3 knee protocol.  After attaching electrodes and verifying signals the operator collected ultrasound images of […]