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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1400 on: 09/29/2023 05:26 pm »
Cross post with Expedition 70 thread.   
ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/27/2023

Bill Keeter Posted on September 27, 2023

69 Soyuz Undock and Landing: 69 Soyuz undocked from the NM docking port of the ISS on Wednesday September 27th at 2:55 AM CDT. Later, at 6:17 AM CDT, 69 Soyuz touched down, safely returning NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin from the 371-day docked mission. This concludes Expedition 69.

Payloads:

Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew continued to remove and replace the science module and heat exchanger components of the CAL experiment system. Activities today included fiber-optic cable inspection and cleaning. This work is expected to continue all week and the goal is to replace the aging science module 3 with the new science module 3B. 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.

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR): The crew removed a faulty Input/Output Processor (IOP) from the CIR and prepared it for return it to the ground. CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion investigations in microgravity. CIR is currently non-operational due to the IOP issues, and a replacement has been manifested on an upcoming flight. CIR currently has the Solid Fuel Ignition and Extinction (SoFIE) insert installed, which enables a wide range of solid-material combustion and fire suppression studies. This provides common infrastructure including sample holders, flow control, test sections, external radiant heaters, igniters, and diagnostics for multiple investigations.

Complement of Integrated Protocols for Human Exploration Research on Varying Mission Durations (CIPHER): Science activities including Electroretinography and Optical Coherence Tomography were performed. These activities are part of the Investigating Structure and Function of the Eye (ISAFE) investigation, which is part of the CIPHER suite of experiments. CIPHER consists of 14 studies designed to improve our understanding of physiological and psychological changes in humans on missions that range from weeks to one year in duration. Conducting the same research over missions of different durations allows scientists to extrapolate to multi-year missions, such as a three-year round-trip to Mars. These data could provide deeper knowledge about changes that may occur on such missions and support development of countermeasures to promote astronaut health and well-being.

Systems:

Environmental Control and Life Support (ECLS) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Audit: The crew performed an audit of the PEPS. This audit was done to ensure that the Portable Fire Extinguisher (PFE), Extension Hose Tee Kit (EHTK), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA), and Pre-Breathe Mask are all free of damage and functioning properly. The audit also included a Quick Don Mask (QDM) Harness Maintenance. This is performed once a year.

Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain/Fill: The recycle tank was set up to drain via the Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Fill Drain Valve into a Brine EDV using the Urine Transfer System (UTS). Following the setup, the ground performed the tank drain using the UTS. Once the ground specialists completed the transfer, the crew verified the recycle tank was empty, terminated the drain, repositioned the fill/drain valve to force fill the recycle tank using UTS, and configured for nominal processing operations. The crew also swapped the EDV in the offload EDV spot of the UTS.

Urine Transfer System (UTS) Offload EDV Swap: Today, the crew swapped the EDV in the offload EDV spot of the UTS. The main objective of the UTS is to provide automated control of urine flow from Toilet System and Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) or from external storage containers into the UPA Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA).

Completed Task List Activities:

    CAL-SM R&R-ASSIST [GMT 269]
    CAL-SM R&R-PT2 [GMT 269]

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

    Soyuz VHF Relay
    Soyuz Undocking Preparation & Support
    CAL R&R Fiber Optics Inspection Support
    SPDM MISSE Transfer

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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1401 on: 09/29/2023 07:40 pm »
Some more photos of Franks welcome back to Houston from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/53219979071/in/photostream/

Astronaut Frank Rubio is greeted fellow astronaut Christina Koch

jsc2023e054876 (Sept. 28, 2023) --- NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is greeted by coworkers, including fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch (center), following his arrival at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, aboard a NASA jet. Rubio had just completed a 371-day mission aboard the International Space Station the day before.

Astronaut Frank Rubio is greeted by JSC Director Vanessa Wyche

jsc2023e054877 (Sept. 28, 2023) --- NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is greeted by Johnson Space Center Director Vanessa Wyche following his arrival at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, aboard a NASA jet. Rubio had just completed a 371-day mission aboard the International Space Station the day before.

Astronaut Frank Rubio is greeted by fellow astronauts

jsc2023e054874 (Sept. 28, 2023) --- NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is greeted by coworkers, including fellow NASA astronauts Woody Hoburg (far left) and Reid Wiseman (center), following his arrival at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, aboard a NASA jet. Rubio had just completed a 371-day mission aboard the International Space Station the day before.

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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1402 on: 10/04/2023 07:05 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/15/2023

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Columbus Post-Rack Transfer Activities: This week, the crew transferred three Columbus (COL) racks as part of preparation for the Enhanced European Exploration Exercise Device (E4D), planned to be installed in 2025. Today, the crew relocated the DOSIS Passive Detector Pack (PDP) to the EDR2 rack in COL1A2 and restowed the ESA rack front stowage. This rack shuffle and organization set up a better configuration for the remaining swaps in 2024. The E4D is a new crew exercise device that is designed for long term exploration missions.

Interesting. Do we know which racks they talk about, and where they were relocated ?
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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1403 on: 10/04/2023 07:09 pm »
SSRMS is heading over to the PDGF on Zarya - wonder if they're going to do a pre-departure photo survey of Soyuz MS-23, like they do for Crew Dragon?

Soyuz MS-24, not MS-23. Which seems quite illogical to me, since MMOD strikes are more likely to happen after the third day of flight than before...
« Last Edit: 10/04/2023 07:18 pm by Nicolas PILLET »
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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1404 on: 10/13/2023 08:30 pm »
NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio Talks with Media Following Record-Breaking Mission - Oct. 13, 2023



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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1405 on: 11/09/2023 05:09 am »
Sultan AlNeyadi
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This is last photo I took of the International Space Station from the SpaceX capsule Endeavor. The station appears bright because of the reflected sunlight. And this is exactly what we normally see from earth during a visible pass. We see the station as a moving star before it sets due to the Sun disappearing behind earth’s curvature.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alneyadi/status/1722486486572953736


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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1406 on: 11/27/2023 07:53 pm »
Salem AlMarri سالم حميد المري
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We welcome the crewmembers of Expedition 69, to the #UAE.

The astronauts presented a session titled "Learnings from Space for Humanity" to the audience today at the #DubaiFutureForum , met with the students of the @AUSharjah and the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain.

They will continue their visit in the coming days to universities and places all over the UAE to meet our students and learn more about our culture and ambitions for space exploration.

Thank you to the @DubaiFuture and the universities for hosting the astronauts who are inspiring our youth.

https://twitter.com/Salem_HAlMarri/status/1729177741449175197

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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1407 on: 11/27/2023 08:12 pm »
Hazzaa AlMansoori
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We had a fantastic day with the Expedition 69 crew.

We participated in a session of the Dubai Future Forum and visited the American University of Sharjah. It was inspiring to witness the immense passion for space among the Emirati youth and students.

https://twitter.com/astro_hazzaa/status/1729219090026311684


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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1408 on: 11/27/2023 09:18 pm »
Sultan AlNeyadi
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With @astro_hazzaa and my Expedition 69 crew, we took part in the 'Learnings from Space for Humanity' session at Dubai Future Forum 2023 and also visited the UAE University in Al Ain. Delighted to continue our outreach efforts, which is a key objective of our mission in the UAE.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Alneyadi/status/1729224911506260212
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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1409 on: 12/04/2023 09:13 pm »
Woody Hoburg
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It was a great pleasure joining the Expedition 69 @Space_Station crew for a mini-reunion in the UAE. @Astro_Alneyadi, @astro_hazzaa, and @MBRSpaceCentre, thank you for your warm hospitality. Looking forward to your continued accomplishments in space.

Sultan AlNeyadi
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We revived a lot of memories during Expedition 69 crew's visit to the UAE this week. Sergey, Stephen, Woody, Dmitri, Andrey, and Frank, it was a pleasure to introduce you to my country, our culture, & enthusiasm of our youth for space. You are always welcome to visit the UAE. 🇦🇪

https://twitter.com/Astro_Woody/status/1731744722568278399

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Re: Expedition 69 Thread
« Reply #1410 on: 01/18/2024 01:35 am »
NASA's Johnson Space Center
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Cue their first debut!   

Expedition 69 astronauts, including the current record holder for the longest single U.S. stay in space aboard the @Space_Station, will make their first public appearance together since returning to Earth tomorrow on Thursday, January 18th. The crew also will be available for interviews before the event at 5 p.m. at Space Center Houston.
More: http://go.nasa.gov/3O6pCdE

https://twitter.com/NASA_Johnson/status/1747746031704408151

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