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Expedition 53 Thread
« on: 05/03/2016 10:35 PM »
ISS Expedition 53 mission patch

Entertaining design for 53, with simplified representations of Sputnik and the ISS in orbit about the Earth, which itself is inside a 'house' of stars.

« Last Edit: 05/04/2016 12:27 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #1 on: 08/30/2016 03:20 PM »
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Had some great Emergency training yesterday with my crew & the team - even had matching shirts!
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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #2 on: 11/05/2016 06:27 PM »
New patch.

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #3 on: 01/19/2017 07:36 AM »
January 18, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-007

NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew
 
 
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late spring, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.

This will be Bresnik’s second trip to the space station, the second expedition for Ryazanskiy, and Nespoli’s third trip to the space station. They will be part of Expeditions 52 and 53.

Media who wish to participate by telephone should call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. Those following the briefing on social media can ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

After the news conference, interview opportunities are available with all crew members, in person or by phone. To request credentials to attend in person, or to reserve an interview opportunity, media must contact Johnson's newsroom by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. The deadline for international media accreditation has passed.

During his upcoming mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, Bresnik and his crewmates will facilitate more than 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth. Among the experiments is Cardiac Stem Cells which investigates how microgravity affects stem cells and the factors that govern stem cell activity, including physical and molecular changes. The Cosmic-Ray Energetics and Mass experiment is scheduled to arrive at the station during the crew’s stay and will measure the charges of cosmic rays ranging from hydrogen up through iron nuclei, over a broad energy range.

Experiments such as these yield benefits for all of humanity, and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space, including the agency’s Journey to Mars.

Originally from Santa Monica, California, Bresnik graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and was commissioned in the Marine Corps in May 1989. He was selected as an astronaut by NASA in May 2004 and flew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station in 2009.

Follow Bresnik on social media:

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #4 on: 01/27/2017 06:25 PM »
NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew.



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NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late spring, participated in a news conference Jan. 25, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

This will be Bresnik’s second trip to the space station, the second expedition for Ryazanskiy, and Nespoli’s third trip to the space station. They will be part of Expeditions 52 and 53.
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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #5 on: 03/13/2017 07:44 PM »
http://tass.com/science/935282

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MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. U.S. astronaut Joseph M. Acaba will fly to the International Space Stations (ISS) as a third crew member of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship. His flight will be financed by Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia as debt repayment to US’ Boeing under the joint project Sea Launch, a source in the Russian space industry told TASS on Monday.

"Joseph Acaba has been appointed as a member of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship due to be launched to the International Space Station on September 13. Shannon Walker has been appointed as a member of backup crew. Most likely, she will be subsequently chosen as a main crew member of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft due to fly to the ISS in March 2018," the source said.

A spokesman for the cosmonaut training center told TASS on Monday the two U.S. astronauts are to begin pre-flight training but did not specify which crews they have been appointed to. According to earlier reports, under an amicable agreement reached by Energia and Boeing as part of debt repayment under the Sea Launch project, the Russian corporation will give the American side five seats aboard Soyuz spacecraft, in particular one seat in 2017, one seat in 2018, and an option on three seats in 2019. Energia’s debt to Boeing was 330 million US dollars, as was ruled by a California court in 2015. In the summer of 2015, the sides reached an amicable agreement where Energia undertook to repay its debt by means of works and new projects.

Acaba and Walker were named NASA astronaut candidates in May 2004. Both have already made a spaceflight aboard a Russian Soyuz spaceship.


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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #6 on: 03/16/2017 03:49 PM »
ISS Expedition 53 mission patch

Entertaining design for 53, with simplified representations of Sputnik and the ISS in orbit about the Earth, which itself is inside a 'house' of stars.

This is now the 52 patch, and the old 52 patch is now the 54 patch.

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #7 on: 03/18/2017 01:06 AM »
This is now the 52 patch, and the old 52 patch is now the 54 patch.
yes, that change happened well after my post, and has been known for awhile now.

Here's the latest update to 53:

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #8 on: 03/25/2017 05:22 PM »
This is the first conformation by NASA, which I´ve read, that Joseph Acaba will be member of Expedition 53/54.
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/joseph-m-acaba/biography
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He is currently training to be a Flight Engineer for Expedition 53/54.

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #9 on: 05/06/2017 01:13 PM »
May 04, 2017

NASA News Conference, Media Availability with Next Space Station Crew


NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and their Russian crewmate Alexander Misurkin, who are part of an upcoming International Space Station crew, will conduct a news conference and be available for media interviews Wednesday, May 10, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will be broadcast on NASA Television and streamed on the agency website.

Acaba, a veteran astronaut, and Vande Hei, a first-time space flyer, as well as veteran cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch to the space station aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft Sept. 13, 2017, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will join the space station’s Expedition 53 and 54 crews, and return to Earth in March 2018.

The news conference will air live on NASA Television at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 10. Reporters who wish to participate by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. Those following the briefing on social media can ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

After the news conference, interview opportunities are available in person or by phone. To request credentials to attend in person or to reserve an interview opportunity, U.S. reporters must contact Johnson's newsroom by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.

During their planned five-month mission, the station crew members will take part in approximately 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth in order to advance scientific knowledge of Earth, space, physical and biological sciences. Science conducted on the space station continues to yield benefits for humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space, including Mars.

This will be Acaba’s third trip to the space station and his second long-duration mission. He was selected as an astronaut in 2004, and flew aboard space shuttle Discovery on the STS-119 mission to deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and a truss element to the space station in 2009. He returned to the station for a longer stay in 2012, as part of the station’s Expedition 31 and 32 crews. He has logged a total of 138 days in space during two missions.

Born in Inglewood, California, Acaba grew up in Anaheim, California, He earned a bachelor's degree in geology at University of California in Santa Barbara, one master’s degree in geology from the University of Arizona, and one in education, curriculum and instruction from Texas Tech University. Before coming to NASA, he spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and the Peace Corps, worked as a hydrogeologist and taught high school and middle school.

Vande Hei was selected in 2009 as a member of the 20th NASA astronaut class and completed astronaut training in 2011. Prior to becoming an astronaut, the Virginia native earned a bachelor‘s degree in physics from Saint John's University and a master of science in applied physics from Stanford University. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program and served as a combat engineer. In 1999, he became an assistant professor of physics at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point. In 2006, Vande Hei served as a Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) in Mission Control, Houston, for Expeditions 15 through 20 and space shuttle missions STS-122, 123, 124, 126 and 127.

Find Acaba’s and Vande Hei’s full biographies at:

https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/astronauts/active

Follow Vande Hei on Twitter at:

@Astro_Sabot

Learn more about the International Space Station and its crews at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #10 on: 05/11/2017 06:31 PM »


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Future Space Station Crew Previews Upcoming Mission
NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and Alexander Misurkin, of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos will launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Sept. 13 to the International Space Station, where they will join the station’s Expedition 53 and 54 crews. The trio participated in a news conference May 10 at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview their upcoming mission.

During their planned five-month stay on the orbital laboratory, the crew members will take part in approximately 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth, in order to advance scientific knowledge of Earth, space, physical and biological sciences. The will return to Earth in March 2018.

Launch is scheduled on Sep 13, 2017 and landing on Feb 23, 2018 after 163 days in space...
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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #11 on: 06/23/2017 11:27 AM »
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You know you are close to launch when they put out the poster.  Couldn’t ask to fly with a better crew. 6 Humans - 1 Mission @Space_Station

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #12 on: 07/14/2017 03:14 PM »
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The Expedition 53 Gang of Six. We'll be together on #SpaceStation starting 9/13.  The gents on the group's left (photo's right) launch 7/28.
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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #13 on: 07/15/2017 12:41 PM »
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The Expedition 53 official photo including @AstroAcaba @astro_paolo & @AstroKomrade.  Tomorrow, most head to Baikonur for MS-05 launch.

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #14 on: 07/15/2017 01:44 PM »


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ESA Euronews: The space veteran
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It's an age when many of us would be considering winding down, and cutting back on physical exertion. Not so for Paolo Nespoli, who is about to embark on his third space mission at the age of 60, which makes him Europe's oldest astronaut. At the end of July he will voyage to the International Space Station (ISS), where he will remain for some months.

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
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« Reply #17 on: 08/27/2017 01:34 PM »
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L-17- leaving Moscow for Baikonur. Feels strange doing this as a prime crew member.  Going to be a lot of firsts for me in the coming weeks!

https://twitter.com/astro_sabot/status/901702873184129025

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #18 on: 09/06/2017 04:13 PM »
Paolo at work in Columbus module....

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Re: Expedition 53 Thread
« Reply #19 on: 09/07/2017 07:35 AM »

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/05/2017

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 

50 Soyuz (50S) Undock: 50S, with Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Fyodor Yurchikin onboard, undocked Saturday at 4:58 PM CDT and landed in Kazakhstan at 8:22 PM CDT. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until the arrival of 52S on September 13.

Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF) Inspection:  On Friday, the crew inspected the ELF chamber and removed Foreign Object Debris (FOD) located in the ELF chamber. The FOD will be returned to the ground for additional analysis.  ELF activities will resume after SpX-12 unberthing.

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2) Operation Session:  Yesterday the crew was scheduled to exercise while using MED-2 body markers and multiple camcorders for ground evaluation. Because the loading strap was fully extended and could not be retracted, the crew completed only the ARED exercise portion of the experiment and ground teams are working on a forward plan to conduct the evaluation portion of the investigation. The ISS’s exercise equipment is large and bulky, while the MED-2 aims to demonstrate small robotic actuators can provide motion and resistance for crew workout sessions, reducing the size and weight of exercise equipment for long-duration space missions. The MED-2 investigation is a system to test key technologies needed to develop space based exercise equipment that may provide appropriate countermeasures to the adverse effects of microgravity. This technology is critical for the initial design and development of second and third generation Counter Measure Systems (CMS) hardware that is an order of magnitude lighter and smaller than existing ISS class of CMS hardware and that has significantly greater reliability.

Multi-Omics-Mouse: On Friday, the crew collected blood samples from the mice. Saturday the crew refilled the mice water supply. Today the crew exchanged the waste collecting equipment and odor filter of the Mouse Habitat Cage Unit in glove box, and then transferred the Mouse Cage Units with mice from glove box to Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF). Several studies have reported space flight effects on the human immune system, but the relationship between microbiota and immune dysfunction during flight remains unclear. In the Multi-Omics-Mouse investigation, food with and without fructooligosaccharides (FOS) will be used as prebiotics, to determine if they improve the gut environment and immune function.  After the flight, researchers will analyze the gut environment (microbiota and metabolites) and immune system of the mice by multi-omics analysis.

Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew performed their FMS sessions this morning. The FMS experiment is executed on a touchscreen tablet, where the crew performs a series of interactive tasks. The investigation studies how 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 FMS is to answer how fine motor performance in microgravity trend/vary over the duration of a six-month and year-long space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compare with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trend/vary before and after gravitational transitions, including the periods of early flight adaptation, and very early/near immediate post-flight periods.

Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) Sample Cartridge Assembly (SCA) Removal:  This morning the crew was scheduled to remove the SCA from MSL for return and analysis on the ground.  However, during yesterday’s Material Science Research Rack (MSRR) activation, the rack came up in an off-nominal configuration. Today’s scheduled activity to remove the SCA was aborted until the issue is better understood. 

Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) Circuit Card R&R Prep:  This morning the crew reviewed an overview and procedures associated with the MBSU I-level maintenance planned for later this week to replacing a Common Controller Assembly circuit card.  This afternoon the crew will have a conference with ground specialist to address any of the crew’s questions.

SpX-12 Dragon Cargo Operations:  As of yesterday cargo transfer specialist estimated the crew will require 23 hours to complete packing the Dragon vehicle for return.  The crew reported they performed approximately 2.5 hours of cargo operations off the task list today.

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