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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1540 on: 08/05/2022 04:15 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/04/2022

Payloads:

Cerebral Augmentation: The crew set up the appropriate hardware and participated in a Cerebral Autoregulation science session. As the body’s most important organ, the brain needs a strong and reliable blood supply, so the brain is capable of self-regulating blood flow even when the heart and blood vessels cannot maintain an ideal blood pressure. The Cerebral Autoregulation investigation tests whether this self-regulation improves in the microgravity environment of space. Non-invasive tests measure blood flow in the brain before, during, and after a long-duration spaceflight, and provide new insights into how the brain safeguards its blood supply in a challenging environment.

Plant Habitat Facility: Earlier in the week, the Environmental Control System (ECS) and camera system were replaced. Today, the crew performed the remaining closeout steps. The Advanced Plant Habitat (Plant Habitat) is a fully automated facility used to conduct plant bioscience research on the ISS. It occupies the lower half of the EXPRESS Rack and one powered International Subrack Interface Standard (ISIS) drawer, providing a large, enclosed, environmentally controlled chamber.

Ring Sheared Drop (RSD): The remaining hardware setup was completed, and the first sample syringe was installed in the RSD in preparation for a science run. The RSD investigation examines the formation and flow of amyloids without the complications associated with the solid walls of a container, because in microgravity, surface tension provides containment of the liquid. Fibrous, extracellular protein deposits found in organs and tissues, amyloids are associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Results could contribute to better understanding of these diseases as well as to development of advanced materials.

Solid Combustion Experiment Module (SCEM): The crew performed an inspection of the combustion chamber door and its sealing surfaces, as well as reconnected the gas line quick disconnects (QDs). The SCEM facility most recently been used to support the Fundamental Research on International Standard of Fire Safety in Space – Base for Safety of Future Manned Missions (FLARE) investigation. FLARE, a JAXA investigation, explores the flammability of materials in microgravity. Various solid fuels are burned under different conditions and observed inside a flow tunnel. Microgravity significantly affects combustion phenomena and results are expected to contribute to the improvement of fire safety in space.

Systems:

Training for Emergency Response On-board ISS: The crew practiced ISS Emergency Response for ISS rapid depressurization and toxic atmosphere scenarios with ground teams based on information provided by the simulator displays. The crew executed procedures and decision making based on cues provide by the simulator and physically translated through the ISS to appropriate response locations to visualize the use of equipment and interfaces. This allows the crew to practice communication and coordination with MCC-H and MCC-M teams for a given emergency scenario.

In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Airlock Closeout Panel Fastener Survey: The crew performed a photo survey of individual fasteners on specific Airlock Closeout Panels on the Starboard Endcone. The crew also tested fasteners not identified as fully fastened to confirm their unfastened condition. These panels have been noted by crew as time consuming to install/uninstall due to fastener issues.

NOD1 WAP (Wireless Access Point) Removed and Replace: The crew replaced the degraded Node 1 BelAir WAP with the spare. The WPA connects the External Wireless Communication (EWC) System comprised of four external antennas on the LAB to the JSL via internal cabling. BelAir WAPs use the JSL trunk ports for connectivity and are capable of broadcasting multiple Virtual LANS.

RS Water Transfers: Per documented agreements between the US and IP Russia, the crew began transferring water from the USOS to the RS. Surplus water in the USOS was transferred from the Contingency Water Container – Iodine (CWC-I) to an ЕДВ. An ЕДВ is intended for short-term storage and manual water transportation between facilities.

Dragon Cargo Operations and Crew Resupply Cargo Photo: The crew continued cargo operations by packing cargo into Cargo Dragon in preparation for SpX-25 undock on Thursday, August 18. The crew also took photos of supply cargo in the Cupola to be used for future outreach events.

Completed Task List Activities:

None

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

Crew Dragon Awake Mode Checkout
[deferred] Battery Charge/Discharge Unit (BCDU) Firmware Load
Lab CDRA ASV Troubleshooting

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1541 on: 08/05/2022 05:38 pm »
This week on #SpaceToGround, as the Mission Control Center at @NASA_Johnson prepares to return to the Moon with @NASAArtemis, we take a closer look at the next generation of space stations with @NASA_Gateway.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1555573630133731329

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1542 on: 08/05/2022 05:39 pm »
Crew Finishes Week Scrubbing Spacesuits, Adjusting Hardware, and Transferring Cargo

Heidi Lavelle Posted on August 5, 2022

The Expedition 67 crew wrapped up its week aboard International Space Station by scrubbing spacesuits, adjusting hardware, and transferring cargo.

NASA Flight Engineer Bob Hines spent portions of the day performing cooling loop scrubs for spacesuits, called Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs), which enable astronauts to work outside the station. He then reconfigured the EMU loop scrub hardware for iodination. Loop scrubs and iodinates are required to remove contaminants from the EMU transport loop.

NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren and ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti worked together to remove and store sample carriers for a suite of experiments that test how space affects various materials and components. If these materials can withstand the harsh environment outside the station, they could help improve equipment for future space exploration.

Lindgren and NASA Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins also continued working on cargo operations. The duo took turns packing cargo into Cargo Dragon to prepare for the SpaceX CRS-25 undock on August 18.

The Russian segment of the station largely concentrated on carrying out maintenance tasks. Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos joined Cosmonaut Denis Matveev to route cables and prepare spacesuits. Meanwhile, cosmonaut Sergey Korsakov conducted a health check on video equipment and closed the day performing maintenance work on a ventilation subsystem.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/08/05/crew-finishes-week-scrubbing-spacesuits-adjusting-hardware-and-transferring-cargo/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1543 on: 08/06/2022 12:59 am »
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) maintenance #LifeInSpace #MissionMinerva..

https://twitter.com/AstroSamantha/status/1555573964361064451


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1544 on: 08/06/2022 01:00 am »
The Exp 67 crew ended the week working on spacesuit maintenance, a materials science investigation, and transferring cargo.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1555629720384978948

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1545 on: 08/06/2022 01:03 am »
This week the @Space_Station crew controlled station robots with student-written code, examined amyloid fibrils formation, and more! Check out this week's highlights!

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1555638998642483201

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1546 on: 08/06/2022 01:47 am »
On the @MarsCuriosity rover team, scientists and engineers across the world work hand-in-hand to take giant leaps, find creative solutions, and accomplish the impossible daily, and we strive to do just that here on the @Space_Station. Happy 10th landing anniversary, Curiosity!

https://twitter.com/astro_watkins/status/1555703393594884096


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1548 on: 08/07/2022 09:43 am »
A neat pic of the @Nanoracks #BishopAirlock on the robotic arm peering at Italy where her fabrication started at @Thales_Alenia_S..

https://twitter.com/B_Rock_Howe/status/1555657514745749504

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1549 on: 08/07/2022 09:45 am »
The Mississippi, Colorado, Nile, Arvand Roud, and Bahmanshir rivers are seen from the space station as it orbited above in 2022.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1555916603933356032

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1550 on: 08/07/2022 10:33 am »
Russian cosmonaut @OlegMKS captured the amazing view from SpaceX Crew Dragon aboard the International Space Station.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1556184466229407744

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1551 on: 08/07/2022 10:34 am »
In mid-August, Russian cosmonauts @OlegMKS and @denis_mks will leave the ISS to continue work on the integration of the ERA manipulator into the Russian segment of the station.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1552 on: 08/07/2022 02:35 pm »
August is the time of harvesting not only the harvest, but also abundant “starfalls”. And today we celebrate an amazing holiday - #Day of Gathering the Stars . Ever heard of such a thing? @SergKorsakov..

This is because it is during this month that one of the most spectacular natural phenomena can be observed in different parts of the world - the “starfall” of the Perseids. Although its maximum activity falls on August 12, it so happened historically that the holiday is on the 7th.

If you make a wish on a “shooting” star, then it will certainly come true! The main thing is to do it quickly, at the very moment when a silver flash flashes in the sky @SergKorsakov..

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« Reply #1554 on: 08/07/2022 03:49 pm »

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1555 on: 08/08/2022 01:00 am »
Expedition 67 crew members @OlegMKS, @SergKorsakov, @denis_mks and SpaceX crew-4 @astro_kjell, @Astro_FarmerBob,
@astro_watkins, @Astrosamantha posed for picture aboard the International Space Station..

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« Reply #1556 on: 08/08/2022 03:28 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/05/2022

Payloads:

Cold Atom Lab (CAL): Following last week’s repair of the compression fittings in the Moderate Temperature (MTL) coolant line for CAL, a series of visual leak checks have followed and all been good (no leaks reported). The CAL produces clouds of atoms that are chilled to about one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero — much colder than the average temperature of deep space. At these low temperatures, atoms have almost no motion, allowing scientists to study fundamental behaviors and quantum characteristics that are difficult or impossible to probe at higher temperatures. In microgravity, researchers may be able to achieve even colder temperatures than what is possible on the ground, and observe these cold atom clouds for longer periods of time.

Manufacturing Device (ManD): The crew replaced the Platform, Extruder, and Feedstock Canister in the ManD facility to prepare for upcoming 3D prints. ManD enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the ManD printer that is installed into an EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) locker location. ManD is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers, including engineered plastics.

Materials International Space Station Experiment-15 (MISSE-15): The crew removed MISSE-15 Science Carriers (MCSs) 10, 14, 15, and 16 from the JEM airlock slide table and packed them for return to the ground. The MISSE facility provides a unique platform that is available for the private sector, as well as other government entities, to utilize applied materials testing or technical demonstrations. The primary Materials ISS Experiment Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) platform provides the ability to test materials, coatings, and components or other larger experiments in the harsh environment of space, which is virtually impossible to do collectively on Earth. Testing in low-Earth orbit (LEO) allows the integrated testing of how materials react to exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV), atomic oxygen (AO), ionizing radiation, ultrahigh vacuum (UHV), charged particles, thermal cycles, electromagnetic radiation, and micro-meteoroids in the LEO environment.

Systems:

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3009/3013 Loop Scrub and Iodination: The crew performed EMU water loops scrubs, then acquired and tested water samples for conductivity on units 3009 and 3013. EMU Loop Scrubs are required preventive maintenance needed to remove any chemical or biological contaminants from the EMU transport loop.

Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Piping Remove and Replace (R&R):  The crew replaced the piping between the pump separator and the dose pump. The piping is replaced every six months as part of preventive maintenance to ensure continued performance and preclude a functional failure.

Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection: The crew completed a PEP inspection to determine if PEPs are in a good operational condition. The crew inspected various emergency provisions such as the Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBAs), and Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTKs) at multiple locations throughout the space station. The crew spent several minutes on each item and noted any visible damage.   

Hypervisor Cable Deroute and Photo Documentation: Following the Hypervisor 4 & 5 relocate earlier this week, the crew disconnected, derouted and stowed the cables associated with the old Hypervisor locations at the Lab Forward Bulkhead. The crew then photographed the final cable configuration for ground teams to review.

Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Optical Coherence Tomography 2 (OCT2) Exam: Today, the crew completed OCT eye exams as one of three regularly performed on-board routine tests to monitor crewmembers eye health. OCT is an imaging technique analogous to ultrasound imaging that uses light instead of sound to capture micrometer-resolution, two- and three- dimensional images of tissue. In this case, the objects of interest are the crewmember’s eyes. Eyesight is one of the many aspects of the human body that is affected by long-duration stays in microgravity environment.

Completed Task List Activities:

ESA PAO Message Record

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

Battery Charge/Discharge Unit (BCDU) Firmware Load
Cupola and Lab PCS Reboot and Log File Save

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1557 on: 08/08/2022 05:16 pm »
Critical Research Under Way Benefiting Humans on and off Earth

Mark Garcia Posted on August 8, 2022

The seven Expedition 67 residents kicked off a busy week of critical research benefitting humans living on and off the Earth. The orbital residents also continued supporting the International Space Station’s vast array of flight, research, and life support systems.

Astronauts Bob Hines of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) took turns on Monday cleaning hardware and supporting samples for a biology study that is exploring skin healing in space. Observations may provide insights improving wound healing therapies for astronauts and Earthlings. Hines then spent the afternoon installing seed cartridges and root modules for the XROOTS space agriculture investigation to begin a 30-day growth period of radishes and mizuna greens. The research uses hydroponics and aeroponics techniques to learn how to produce crops on a larger scale on future missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren opened up the Kibo laboratory module’s airlock and retrieved an external science platform and installed a small satellite deployer on the research gear. The deployer will be placed outside Kibo in the vacuum of space before deploying a set of CubeSats into low-Earth orbit for a variety of research and education programs.

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins started her morning with cable connections inside the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR), a refrigerator-sized research rack. The CIR is located in the U.S. Destiny laboratory module and enables safe investigations into the behavior of fuels, flames, and soot, in weightlessness. Watkins then assisted Lindgren in the afternoon as he installed a barrier on the Quest airlock’s vent relief and isolation valve to prevent inadvertent contact with the life support device.

Two cosmonauts, station Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev, spent Monday servicing a pair of Russian Orlan spacesuits. The duo inspected the suits’ communications and life support systems. Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov began his day exploring future spacecraft piloting and robotic control techniques then moved on to inspections in the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module and ventilation maintenance the Zvezda service module.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/08/08/critical-research-under-way-benefiting-humans-on-and-off-earth/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1558 on: 08/08/2022 05:18 pm »
Microbes: They’re everywhere!
 
Researchers have used these tiny orbital hitchhikers to benefit science in space and on Earth. See what we’ve learned about their impact on human health, and even how they can be used for mining:

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1556674851594678272

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1559 on: 08/09/2022 03:04 am »
Our greetings at the opening of the exhibition dedicated to cosmonaut Vladimir Vasyutin at the Cosmonaut Training Center
@SergKorsakov..

https://twitter.com/Space_Dahlia/status/1556719609629253638

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