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Drew Feustel published the patch.
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #1 on: 11/11/2017 10:01 PM »
Exp 56 crew training in GCTC:

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #2 on: 12/01/2017 09:17 PM »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/first-space-station-crew-of-2018-available-for-news-conference-interviews

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Nov. 30, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-140
First Space Station Crew of 2018 Available for News Conference, Interviews




From left are Ricky Arnold and A.J. (Drew) Feustel of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Feustel will serve as flight engineer for Expedition 55 and commander for Expedition 56. Arnold and Artemyev will serve as flight engineers on Expeditions 55 and 56.
Credits: NASA

NASA astronauts A.J. (Drew) Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 7, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website. The crew will be available for in person or remote media interviews afterward.

Feustel and Arnold will launch to the space station aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, commanded by Artemyev, in March 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This will be the second time in five months that two NASA astronauts will launch together on a Soyuz spacecraft to the station.

The trio will join the Expedition 55 crew, and return to Earth in August 2018 as members of Expedition 56. Arnold, a former classroom teacher, and Feustel will continue NASA’s Year of Education on Station initiatives to inspire educators and students. This will be Feustel’s third spaceflight, and he will serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 55 and commander for Expedition 56. This will be Arnold and Artemyev’s second spaceflights, and they will serve as flight engineers on Expeditions 55 and 56.

To request credentials to participate in person or to reserve an interview opportunity, U.S. reporters must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. The deadline has passed for international media to attend in person.

Reporters who wish to participate by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom no later than 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 7. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using #askNASA.

During a planned six-month mission, the crew members will take part in about 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 in the orbiting laboratory continues to yield benefits for humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space.

Feustel is from Lake Orion, Michigan, and earned a doctorate in Geological Sciences specializing in seismology from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in addition to degrees from Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. NASA selected Feustel as an astronaut in 2000 and he has flown on two spaceflights. In 2009, Feustel served on space shuttle mission STS-125, the final servicing mission for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Feustel also served on STS-134 to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station on the final flight of space shuttle Endeavour. Feustel has logged more than 29 days in space and spent more than 42 hours on six spacewalks.

NASA selected Arnold as an astronaut in 2004. The Maryland native worked in the marine sciences and as a teacher in his home state, as well as in countries such as Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia. He accumulated 12 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes in space during STS-119, during which space shuttle Discovery delivered the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and a truss element for the space station. While aboard station, he conducted two spacewalks totaling 12 hours and 34 minutes.

Find the NASA astronauts’ full biographies at:

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

Follow Feustel on social media at:

https://twitter.com/Astro_Feustel

https://www.instagram.com/astro_feustel/

Follow Arnold on social media at:

https://twitter.com/astro_ricky

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

http://www.nasa.gov/station


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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2017 08:24 PM »
Meet the Expedition 55/56 crew:



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NASA astronauts A.J. (Drew) Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, commanded by Artemyev, in March 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This will be the second time in five months that two NASA astronauts will launch together on a Soyuz spacecraft to the space station. The trio will join the station’s Expedition 55 crew, and return to Earth in August 2018 as members of Expedition 56. Arnold, a former classroom teacher, and Feustel will continue NASA’s Year of Education on Station initiatives to inspire educators and students. This will be Feustel’s third spaceflight, and Arnold and Artemyev’s second.
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #4 on: 12/08/2017 06:34 PM »
Here is a first look at updated Expedition 56 crew patch at attach photo:
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #5 on: 01/23/2018 09:36 PM »
Updated 56 patch

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #6 on: 03/25/2018 10:00 PM »

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #7 on: 04/24/2018 11:21 AM »
https://twitter.com/esaspaceflight/status/988717120853827584
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The official portrait for the Expedition 56 crewmembers is all smiles. #Classpicture day for @OlegMKS, @Astro_Feustel, @astro_ricky, Sergei Prokopev, @Astro_Alex & @AstroSerena

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #8 on: 04/24/2018 11:37 AM »
The hi res version is here.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #9 on: 05/10/2018 07:07 PM »
Expedition 56 l Flickr By: NASA Johnson



ЦПК. ЭКИПАЖИ МКС-56/57 ПРИСТУПИЛИ К СДАЧЕ КОМПЛЕКСНЫХ ЭКЗАМЕНАЦИОННЫХ ТРЕНИРОВОК https://www.roscosmos.ru/25040/
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #10 on: 05/12/2018 08:43 PM »


ЦПК. ЭКИПАЖИ МКС-56/57 ЗАВЕРШИЛИ КОМПЛЕКСНЫЕ ЭКЗАМЕНАЦИОННЫЕ ТРЕНИРОВКИ https://www.roscosmos.ru/25049/

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #11 on: 06/04/2018 03:19 PM »

ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/01/2018
 

EXPRESS Rack-3 Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) and Veggie:  The crew rotated EXPRESS Rack 3 down in the Columbus module today, installed an iPEHG and then rotated the rack back up.  They then reinstalled the Veggie facilities into the rack and checked them out.  Ground teams have activated EXPRESS Rack 3 and the iPEHG was loaded with new software to support EXPRESS Rack 3 operations.  EXPRESS Rack 3 and the new iPEHG are active and functioning nominally.The iPEHG design corrects performance limitations often experienced by the older PEHGs. 

Atomization:  The crew performed troubleshooting steps for the Atomization investigation today.  For this investigation, water drops are expected to be completely absorbed by the sponge of the water trap, but during checkout of the hardware on May 22nd a few drops of water bounced back towards the observation area.  The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to validate the new atomization concept by observing the process using a high speed camera. The knowledge gained can be applied to improve various engines utilizing spray combustion.

Manufacturing Device (MD):  The crew removed and stowed a 3 dimensional printed item from the MD today.  The Manufacturing Device supports the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. It is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics. 

Team Task Switching (TTS):  A crewmember completed a TTS survey today.  When crew members are often required to switch their attention between tasks, performance on each of the tasks can be affected.  The objective of the TTS investigation is to gain knowledge about whether or not crew members have difficulty in switching tasks and determine the impacts of these switches, in order to both reduce any negative consequences and improve individual and team motivation and effectiveness.

Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA):  The SUBSA run was aborted today after one of the sample internal thermocouple readings went negative then started fluctuating randomly. The heater thermocouples and the other sample thermocouple readings were all nominal.

On Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Drill:  In preparation for their departure from the ISS on Sunday, 3 June, the 53S Crew completed a nominal descent and landing drill earlier this morning.  During this training, the crew was inside their Soyuz spacecraft reviewing and practicing undock and landing procedures. 

Water Recovery System (WRS) Condensate Pump Roller Replacement: Today the crew removed and replaced (R&R) degraded rollers and roller bolts on the High Flow Pump using the Pump Recovery Kit.  These components were causing unusual squeaking noises as reported by the crew, and their failure could seize the pump.  The crew also replaced the associated peristaltic tubing on the WRS Condensate Transfer Manifold before conducting a checkout of the assembly.

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Operations:  Yesterday, the Robotic Ground Controllers maneuvered the SSRMS and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Body as required to perform a survey of the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) Starboard Solar Array Wing (SAW) and the Starboard Thermal Radiator Rotary Joint (TRRJ) using the SPDM Body Cameras. The purpose of the survey was to verify that the FGB Starboard SAW has not moved since it was retracted in 2007 and to collect imagery of the Starboard TRRJ Heat Rejection Subsystem (HRS) Radiator torn cover and exposed core to help assess their condition. The Robotic Ground Controllers performed the survey from five different positions and then configured the SSRMS and SPDM Body for translation. MSS performance was nominal during these operations.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Fluid Control and Pump Assembly (FCPA) Fault:  During a UPA process cycle this morning, the FCPA current spiked causing UPA to stop its process cycle.  Attempt to restart the FCPA was unsuccessful.  Ground teams are currently replanning tomorrow’s timeline to replace the FCPA.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #12 on: 06/05/2018 01:44 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/04/2018

Atomization:  The crew swapped sample syringes for the Atomization investigation today. The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to validate the new atomization concept by observing the process using a high speed camera. The knowledge gained can be applied to improve various engines utilizing spray combustion.

Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA):  Earlier today, the crew attempted to remove the SUBSA sample that failed last week.  As it was being removed from the SUBSA furnace, the sample was confirmed as fractured and only a portion of the sample could be removed. The remaining piece of the sample remains stuck in the SUBSA furnace and was not readily accessible during today’s activity.  The objective of the SUBSA investigation is to advance understanding of the processes involved in semiconductor crystal growth. It offers a gradient freeze furnace for materials science investigations that can reach 850°C. Samples are contained in transparent quartz or ceramic ampoules with high definition video imaging available in real-time along with remote commanding of thermal control parameters.

Functional Immune:  On Saturday, the crew collected saliva and blood samples from the 54-Soyuz vehicle crewmembers for return on the 53S vehicle. These samples were taken for the Functional Immune investigation, which analyzes blood and saliva samples to determine the changes taking place in crewmembers’ immune systems during flight. The changes in the immune system are also compared with crewmembers’ self-reported health information. Results are expected to provide new insight into the possible health risks of long-duration space travel, including future missions to Mars, asteroids, or other distant destinations.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3006 Checkout and EMU Loop Scrubs:  During previous EMU 3006 loop scrub activities there have been several small peculiarities with its cooling system that the engineering teams are investigating.  During today’s nominal pre-EVA loop scrub, the crew wetted a dry Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment (LVCG) in order to capture additional data for analysis.  After the loop scrub, water samples from each EMU were captured for conductivity testing.  Both procedures are required for long term health monitoring and maintenance of the EMUs.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for US EVA 51, N2 Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC) install, the crew performed EVA tool configuration and took measurements of the External High Definition Camera (EHDC) S/N 1002 latch block.  These measurements will be compared to those collected by the crew last week during troubleshooting of EHDC S/N 1001 and will enable ground teams to determine which camera will be installed during the next EVA.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #13 on: 06/06/2018 01:43 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/05/2018

Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF):  Today the crew exchanged the sample holders to prepare for upcoming ground commanded operations in the ELF.  ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the electrostatic levitation method.  With this facility thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.

Plant Habitat-1:  To prepare for Plant Habitat-1 operations the crew changed Ethylene and CO2 scrubbers, the CO2 Bottle, and inlet and outlet filters, and prepared the facility for the Science Carrier installation.  Plant Habitat is a fully automated facility that will be used to conduct plant bioscience research on the ISS. The space environment is stressful for all living organisms. Understanding how plants respond will help crews on future missions successfully grow plants for food and oxygen generation. The Plant Habitat-1 investigation compares differences in genetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, and gravity sensing between plants grown in space and on Earth.  This investigation is expected to provide key insights on major changes occurring in plants exposed to microgravity.

ICE Cubes Facility (ICF):  The crew installed the Ice Cubes facility in the European Physiology Module (EPM) rack today.  The ICF provides a simplified, low-cost access service to the ISS for commercial entities.  It supports investigations contained in individual Experiment Cubes.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for US EVA 51, Node 2 (N2) Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC) install, the crew assembled the Worksite Interface Fixtures (WIF) #16 and #17.  Once assembled, the crew performed a pull test of External High Definition Camera (EHDC) S/N 1002 on WIF #16 and verified proper latching prior to the EVA.  Both WIF booms will support new High Definition Cameras and bring additional External Wireless Communications (EWC) capabilities on N2.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #14 on: 06/07/2018 01:07 PM »
Using this thread, even though the actual event occurred back in late January, that the SDS (Space Debris Sensor) payload delivered on Dragon with the new year had an anomaly a few weeks after being activated. Some data was recorded and is being analyzed (with some preliminary results available), but it looks like they're still troubleshooting the issue:

https://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/quarterly-news/pdfs/odqnv22i2.pdf
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #15 on: 06/07/2018 01:56 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/06/2018

55Soyuz (55S) Launch: 55S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this morning at 6:12 AM CT with Sergy Prokopev, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, and Alexander Gerst on-board.  Docking to the Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) module is scheduled at 08:07 AM CT on June 8 after a 34-orbit rendezvous. The ISS crew compliment will increase to six after hatch opening at approximately 10:05 AM CT.

NanoRacks-Remove Debris (RemDeb):  The crew prepared the RemDeb satellite in the JEM for deployment by removing launch panels and protective coverings, attaching the Kaber deployer system to the satellite, and then attaching the satellite/Kaber assembly to the Airlock Adapter Plate on the JEM Airlock Slide Table.  The Slide Table was then retracted back into the Airlock and the inner hatch closed.  These activities are being performed in support of the jettison of the RemDeb planned for June 19th.  NanoRacks-Remove Debris demonstrates an approach to reducing the risks presented by space debris or “space junk”. Collisions in space may have serious consequences, but research has shown that removing the largest debris significantly reduces the chance of collisions. NanoRacks-Remove Debris uses a 3D camera to map location and speed of debris and then deploys a net to capture and de-orbit simulated debris that is up to 1 meter in diameter.  Ground experts will then analyze video of the demonstration runs.

Wireless Communication and Positioning Experiment (Wireless Compose): Today the crew configured the WiseNet Base Station and install WiseNet motes in the Columbus module.  Wireless Compose demonstrates a wireless network for the efficient readout of sensors and the localization of moving objects within the Columbus module of the ISS. The experiment is based on the impulse radio – ultra-wideband (IR-UWB), which extends the capabilities of a recently performed wireless sensor network (WSN) demonstration using Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) bands at 2.45 GHz. The evaluation of Wireless Compose results will help in the analysis of potential uses of WSN for unmanned and manned spaceflight missions, and to derive obstacles and limitations for the operations under very specific conditions due to the complex electromagnetic environment.

Atomization: The crew replaced sample syringes for the Atomization investigation today. The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to validate the new atomization concept by observing the process using a high speed camera. The knowledge gained can be applied to improve various engines utilizing spray combustion.

Space Automated Bioproduct Lab (SABL): The crew performed troubleshooting activities for the SABL 2 hard drive today.  The crew was unable to log onto the SABL 2 laptop previously but was able to log in today.  SABL supports a wide variety of experiments in the life, physical and material sciences with a focus on supporting research of biological systems and processes.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #16 on: 06/08/2018 02:19 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/07/2018

Soyuz 55S status:  55S successfully launched yesterday at 11:12:39 GMT.  The vehicle is progressing toward a nominal docking to the ISS tomorrow at 8:07 CDT (13:07 GMT).

Food Acceptability:  A crewmember completed a Food Acceptability questionnaire today. The Food Acceptability 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.

Atmosphere Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM): ASIM Low Energy Detectors (LED), also called Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) crystals detectors, are not responding as expected in daylight. As part of the on-going ASIM commissioning, science teams requested use of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) to illuminate the foil covering the detectors and therefore check the response from a known light source.  This afternoon, robotics ground controllers will position and configure the MSS to provide the requested illumination.  During this task, they will also capture pictures of ASIM from different angles to identify/detect any potential damage or contamination to the instrument.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: Today the crew continued configuring EVA tools and equipment needed during the upcoming US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC) planned for June 14th.  They charged GoPro batteries, performed a Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) checkout, and reviewed detailed procedures in the EVA Briefing Package.  A procedures conference with ground-based EVA specialists completed today’s EVA activities.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #17 on: 06/08/2018 04:54 PM »
Space Station Configuration after Soyuz MS-09 docking.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #19 on: 06/11/2018 02:24 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/08/2018

Soyuz 55S Docking: The 55S vehicle completed a nominal docking to the ISS at 8:01 CDT (13:01 GMT).  The 55S Crew, Sergey Prokopev, Alexander Gerst and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned ISS to 6-crew operations after hatch opening at 10:18 CDT (15:18 GMT).  Late this afternoon, the entire ISS crew conducted a Safety Briefing to familiarize the new Soyuz crew with potential hazards and available safety measures on-board ISS; they reviewed the Emergency Equipment in the 55S Soyuz and practiced utilizing various emergency egress routes in the new station configuration.

Plant Habitat-1:  Today the crew installed Science Carrier #1 into the Plant Habitat Facility. Photographs of each quadrant of the Science Carrier and of the final configuration of the Science Carrier inside the Growth Chamber were taken.  The crew injected water into the distribution system.  Plant Habitat is a fully automated facility that will be used to conduct plant bioscience research on the ISS. The space environment is stressful for all living organisms. Understanding how plants respond will help crews on future missions successfully grow plants for food and oxygen generation. The Plant Habitat-1 investigation compares differences in genetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, and gravity sensing between plants grown in space and on Earth.  This investigation is expected to provide key insights on major changes occurring in plants exposed to microgravity.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID):  The crew installed ten RFID Logistics marker tags in PMA-1 today.  RFID Logistics aims to utilize RFID enabled tags on hardware throughout the ISS to assist in the tracking of the hardware as it is moved around the ISS.

Atmosphere Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM): ASIM Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) crystal detectors, are not responding as expected in daylight. As part of the on-going ASIM commissioning, science teams requested use of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) to illuminate the foil covering the detectors and therefore check the response from a known light source.  Overnight, robotics ground controllers positioned and configured the MSS to provide the requested illumination.  They captured pictures of ASIM from different angles to identify/detect any potential damage or contamination to the instrument.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: Today the crew performed a Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) gas check, swapped out EVA GoPro camera equipment, and set up the EVA GoPro camera for EVA.  The crew continued configuring EVA tools and equipment needed during the upcoming US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC) planned for 14th.

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