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    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/21/2020 January 21, 2020
      Food Acceptability: The crew completed a Food Acceptability Survey using the Data Collection Tool on an SSC (Station Support Computer). This investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/20/2020 January 20, 2020
      HERMES:  The crew performed the periodic vacuum valve opening for HERMES.  These operations maintain the desired vacuum levels for the granular/regolith experiments typically hosted by the HERMES facility.  Hermes is a reconfigurable on-orbit facility capable of accommodating up to four user-configurable experiment volumes at a time. The facility provides long duration exposure to microgravity, vacuum […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/17/2020 January 17, 2020
      Acoustic Diagnostics: The crew set up the appropriate hardware, performed the audio measurements, and used the EveryWear application to answer the questionnaires.  The investigation tests the hearing of ISS crew members before, during, and after flight. This study assesses the possible adverse effects of noise and the microgravity environment aboard the ISS on human hearing. […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/16/2020 January 16, 2020
      Food Acceptability: The crew completed a Food Acceptability Survey using the Data Collection Tool on an available SSC (Station Support Computer). This investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2020 January 15, 2020
      Bionutrients hardware locate: The crew successfully located a BioNutrients-1 support kit needed for upcoming operations with the investigation.  The experiment uses engineered microbes, like yeast, to generate carotenoids from an edible media.   The carotenoids can be used to supplement potential vitamin losses from food that is stored for very long periods. Specially designed storage/growth packets […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/14/2020 January 14, 2020
      Confined Combustion: The crew continued the experiment, using a series of fabric (Sibal) samples with either no baffles, shiny/reflective baffles, or clear baffles installed at various distances from the samples.  Sibal fabric is a mixture of fiberglass and cotton which keeps its basic shape as it burns.  Seven total samples/ignitions were completed today.  The baffles […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/13/2020 January 13, 2020
      Confined Combustion: The crew continued the experiment, including an ignition of a SIBAL sample with no baffles installed, and two ignitions with the silver baffles installed (3 total ignitions completed today).  The baffles are used to change the airflow path and alter the radiated heat environment around the flame.  This project aims to study flame […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/10/2020 January 10, 2020
      Food Acceptability:  This investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system. Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions. Today, the ISS crew completed the Questionnaire to provide feedback for this […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/09/2020 January 9, 2020
      CBEF-L (Cell Biology Experiment Facility-L): The crew removed the Plant Experiment Unit from the CBEF-L facility and reconfigured the Video output cables for multiple channel ops. CBEF-L is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) new subrack facility, which is an upgraded facility of the original Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) currently aboard the International Space […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/08/2020 January 8, 2020
      Rodent Research-19 (RR-19): The crew completed the Life Science Glovebox Cleaning activity. Mighty Mice in Space: Preclinical Evaluation of a Broad Spectrum Myostatin Inhibitor to Prevent Muscle and Bone Loss Due to Disuse uses rodent models on the ISS to investigate the potential benefits of targeting the myostatin (MSTN) and activin signaling pathways to prevent […]