• ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/22/2019 March 22, 2019
      USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #52: Today Anne McLain (EV-1) and Nick Hague (EV-2) exited the Joint Airlock and performed US EVA #52 (Lithium Ion Battery R&R EVA #1) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 39m. The primary purpose of this EVA was to facilitate the installation of new P4 Li-Ion batteries and completed […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/21/2019 March 21, 2019
      AstroPi: Today the crew transferred the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit to the Node 2 window in support of the upcoming European AstroPi Challenge.  In this challenge, students and young people are offered the opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Astro Pi’s  special Raspberry Pi computers aboard ISS.  Students can […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/20/2019 March 20, 2019
      ISS HAM pass: The crew participated in an ISS HAM contact with North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada where students range from kindergarten to ninth grade. Questions involved astronaut training, the daily routine of an astronaut, and Extravehicular Activity (EVA) activities. ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/19/2019 March 19, 2019
      Medical Proteomics: The crew performed a blood collection in support of the JAXA Medical Proteomics investigation which evaluates changes of proteins in blood serum, bone and skeletal muscles after space flight, and also supports identification of osteopenia-related proteins. By combining research results for space mice, astronauts and ground patients, proteins related to osteopenia can be […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/18/2019 March 18, 2019
      Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Fuel Oxidizer Management Assembly (FOMA): The crew performed the FOMA calibration preparatory activities which consisted of closing and opening the appropriate valves on manifold bottles and the GIP (gas interface panel).  The FOMA calibration is a periodic activity required to support CIR science operations. CIR provides sustained, systematic microgravity combustion research and […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/14/2019 March 14, 2019
      58 Soyuz (58S) Launch and Docking: The 58S Soyuz launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this afternoon at 2:14 PM CT and completed a nominal 4 orbit rendezvous and docking to the ISS MRM1 Port at 8:01 PM CT. The 58S crew Aleksey Ovchinin, Nick Hague, and Christina Koch returned ISS to 6-crew operations after hatch […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/13/2019 March 13, 2019
      Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Manifold Bottle Replacement: The crew removed a 50% ethylene fuel bottle and replaced it with a 100% ethylene bottle. They also installed a 100% helium bottle. This is in support of the ongoing BRE (Burning Rate Emulator) experiment, which is part of the ACME (Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments) suite of […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/12/2019 March 12, 2019
      SBC (Spaceborne Computer) Inverter Replacement: Today the crew replaced the failed Spaceborne Computer-1 power inverter. The inverter was subsequently powered up and showed all green lights.  Spaceborne Computer’s goal is to run a yearlong experiment of high performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer systems on the ISS. During high radiation events, they intend to verify if […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/08/2019 March 8, 2019
      SpaceX (SpX) Crew Dragon Demonstration 1 Undock and Splashdown: Following five days docked to the ISS, today the SpX Crew Dragon Demo 1 successfully undocked. Physical separation occurred at 1:32 AM CT with splashdown within the anticipated landing zone in the Atlantic Ocean at 7:45 AM CT. SpX’s two recovery ships were positioned nearby to […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/07/2019 March 7, 2019
      SpaceX (SpX) Crew Dragon Demonstration 1 Departure Preparation: Today the crew performed refresher training in preparation for tomorrow’s Crew Dragon departure. In addition, they loaded final cargo, obtained closeout imagery, acquired samples of the atmosphere, then closed the hatches between ISS and Crew Dragon. Undocking is planned for Friday, March 8 at 01:26 AM CT […]