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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1200 on: 07/05/2022 11:11 am »
The main work for the extravehicular activities scheduled for July 21 will start on July 6, Roscosmos cosmonaut @OlegMKS and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will perform a spacewalk under the Russian program..

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1201 on: 07/05/2022 01:53 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/01/2022

Payloads:

Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): The crew performed a BCM research session consisting of a set of 12 runs/tests. The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (Behavioral Core Measures) experiment initially examined a suite of measurements to reliably assess the risk of adverse cognitive or behavioral conditions and psychiatric disorders during long-duration spaceflight, and evaluated the feasibility of those tests within the operational and time constraints of spaceflight for two crewmembers. Subsequent subjects perform a subset of the original activities to measure the performance capabilities of deconditioned crew members to complete either individual or crew telerobotic operations within the first 24 hours after landing. This information could help characterize what tasks a crewmember who has spent months in weightlessness can reasonably be expected to perform after landing on the surface of Mars.

Cold Atom Lab (CAL): A visual inspection was performed of the CAL Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Jumper to check for leaks and report any observed leakage. The MTL Jumper has been susceptible to a small leak and periodic crew monitoring has been implemented while the ground assesses future remediation options. 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.

Crew Earth Observation (CEO): The crew used the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) or Cupola as appropriate to capture CEO targets. In CEO, crew members on the ISS photograph the Earth using digital handheld cameras from their unique point of view located 200 miles above the surface. Photographs record how the planet is changing over time, from human-caused changes like urban growth and reservoir construction, to natural dynamic events such as hurricanes, floods, and volcanic eruptions. A major emphasis of CEO is to monitor events needing immediate (disaster-level) response in support of the International Disaster Charter (IDC) (coordinated through the US Geological Survey). CEO imagery provides researchers on Earth with key data to understand the planet from the perspective of the ISS. Crew members have been photographing Earth from space since the early Mercury missions beginning in 1961. The images taken from the ISS ensure this record remains unbroken.

Fluid Science Laboratory/ Soft Matter Dynamics (FSL/SMD): Six Foam Coarsening samples were inspected for hardware degradation and/or signs of humidity impacts. In space, foams are more stable because there is no drainage in weightlessness. This allows scientists to study the slower phenomena of a bubble becoming bigger and bursting, which on Earth are masked by the drainage that destabilizes the foam.

Solid Combustion Experiment Module (SCEM): The crew exchanged the unit air gas bottle in the Multipurpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) and configured the valves in the system to support a leak check by the ground team. The SCEM is designed to investigate the oxygen concentration required to sustain a flame over solid fuels. It is also possible to obtain the limiting electric current caused by self-ignition of the insulated wires due to short-circuit. Combustion characteristics of solid materials in the microgravity environment where no buoyancy-induced convection occurs will be identified, as well as the effect of gravity on the combustion limit of solid materials, through studies by SCEM.

Systems:

Crew Maintenance Activities: The crew completed several maintenance activities, beginning with cleaning of the intake and exhaust ducts, fans, and airflow sensors in the Port Crew Quarters (CQ). Due to the large amounts of dust seen during previous CQ cleanings, the crew removed all relevant panels, temporarily stowed them, and then cleaned all areas at once. Stowage and crew preference items across the station were then organized per crew discretion. Clean-up of the cabling and electronic equipment in Nodes 1, 2, and 3 was completed to reduce clutter and snag hazards and increase habitability.

Solar Array Wing (SAW) Blanket Survey: After configuring two D5 cameras, the crew took still and video imagery of the 1B SAW Blankets and inboard Flat Collector Circuit (FCC) from the MRM2 Forward and Starboard windows in order to assess potential damage in the area. Ground teams will be analyzing the imagery in the coming weeks.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Maintenance: Today, the ISS crew completed regularly scheduled maintenance which included inspection of the X-rotation dashpots, cycling of the main arm through full range of motion, and applying grease to the ARED rails and rollers. This quarterly maintenance allows the ARED exercise device to keep operating nominally as well as verifying if any wear and tear exists on the hardware.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Short Extravehicular Mobility Unit (SEMU) Launch Enclosure (SLE) Return Preparation: In preparation for installation of EMU 3015 into the Launch Enclosure for SpX-25, the crew configured the EMU for return. The EMU Battery, Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA), and Metal Oxide (METOX) canister were removed, cables and harnesses rerouted, and the Secondary Oxygen Pack (SOP) and other ancillary hardware installed.

Completed Task List Activities:

ESA EPO message recording

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

JEMRMS SFA Preparation Maneuver for Joint Zeroing
TCS S1 TRRJ Reposition
ISS External Video Survey


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1202 on: 07/05/2022 03:08 pm »
Watch live at 11:05am ET on Wednesday, July 6, on @NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website as @NASA_Astronauts Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins answer questions from students at Gifford Youth Achievement Center in Florida.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1544315934424309761

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1203 on: 07/05/2022 03:39 pm »
The beautiful cities of Innsbruck, Linz & Vienna in Austria 🇦🇹, which became an @esa member state 35 years ago! Innsbruck, Linz & Vienna in Austria, which 35 years ago became a member of the @esa_de wurde. Austria - Member State of @ESA_Italia for 35 years.
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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1204 on: 07/05/2022 06:38 pm »
Crew Explores Artificial Intelligence, Human Nervous System on Tuesday

Mark Garcia Posted on July 5, 2022

Space physics and human research dominated the science agenda aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday. The Expedition 67 crew also reconfigured a U.S. airlock and tested a new 3-D printer.

The lack of gravity in space affects a wide variety of physics unlocking new phenomena that researchers study to improve life for humans on and off the Earth. One such study uses artificial intelligence to adapt complex glass manufacturing processes in microgravity possibly benefitting numerous Earth- and space-based industries. NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren set up hardware for the Intelligent Glass Optics experiment for operations inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox on Tuesday afternoon. Observations from the investigation may advance professions such as communications, aerospace, medicine, and astronomy.

Lindgren also joined his fellow flight engineers Jessica Watkins of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) reconfiguring the NanoRacks Bishop airlock on Tuesday. The trio of astronauts worked throughout the day reinstalling hardware and stowing cargo inside Bishop following its trash disposal and robotic maneuvers over the weekend. Ground controllers commanded the Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach the airlock from the Tranquility module to jettison a trash container on Saturday. The Canadarm2 then moved Bishop back to Tranquility where it was reattached shortly afterward.

Watkins started her day partnering with NASA Flight Engineer Bob Hines for an investigation that explores how weightlessness affects dexterous manipulation. The duo took turns seated in a unique apparatus inside the Columbus laboratory module to help scientists understand how astronauts grip and manipulate objects in space. Insights may inform the design of intelligent spacecraft interfaces and provide a deeper understanding of the human nervous system.

The two flight engineers from Roscosmos, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, collected microbe samples from modules in the station’s Russian segment for analysis on Tuesday. Matveev also documented his meals and drinks for a study exploring space-caused bone loss. Station Commander Oleg Artemyev installed and tested a new 3-D printer inside the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/07/05/crew-explores-artificial-intelligence-human-nervous-system-on-tuesday/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1205 on: 07/05/2022 06:42 pm »
The Exp 67 crew studied artificial intelligence and the human nervous system while on working a U.S. airlock and testing a new 3-D printer today.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1544380530178785280

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1206 on: 07/05/2022 08:06 pm »
Using #VirtualReality to test our perception of motion on the International @Space_Station.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1207 on: 07/06/2022 11:18 am »
Rogozin refused to give the name of the astronaut who will fly on the Soyuz.

Rogozin said he did not want to advertise the astronaut who will fly on the Soyuz.

10:15 06.07.2022

VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, July 6 - RIA Novosti. Roskosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin on Wednesday refused to give journalists the name of an American astronaut who will fly on a Russian ship when cross-flights to the ISS are resumed.

"Now we will name the astronaut, we will not advertise him... The candidates have been determined by the American side, but I won't tell you, let the American side speak," Rogozin told reporters. Earlier, Rogozin told RIA Novosti that Russia and the United States had begun negotiations on the resumption of cross manned flights to the International Space Station .

In mid-June, a decree of the Russian government was published on negotiations between Roskosmos and NASA on cross-flights of Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts to the ISS.

Prior to this, General Director Rogozin said that the initiative in the issue of cross-flights comes from NASA, as the Americans do not want to "lose their flying skills on Russian ships." According to him, now "the situation has changed dramatically", it is premature to make a decision on cross-flights, and with Elon Musk 's  Crew Dragon ship "big troubles happen." Russia does not consider the Starliner ship at all, since it crashed once, and the second did not fly at all, Rogozin specified.

https://ria.ru/20220706/astronavt-1800600025.html

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1208 on: 07/06/2022 04:29 pm »
Using NASA’s Light Microscopy Module on @Space_Station, researchers conducted experiments that could help improve:

Everyday products
Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells
Biomedical devices
Construction materials for use on Earth, the Moon & Mars..

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceSci/status/1544689385899180034

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1209 on: 07/06/2022 04:31 pm »
The @Space_Station has numerous devices helping us to open a new frontier for scientific discovery and inquiry. Explore Station Science 101s to learn about the types of research being done on station and their importance to us here on Earth.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1544689007757561863

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1210 on: 07/06/2022 04:41 pm »
Oleg Artemiev @OlegMKS and Samantha Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha prepare for the spacewalk which will take about 6,5 hours. #VKD54 is scheduled for July 21.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1211 on: 07/06/2022 04:49 pm »
Hello Belgrade, beautiful day and night! Hello Belgrade, beautiful by day and by night! Ciao Belgrade, bella di giorno e di notte! #Serbia #MssionMinerva..

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1212 on: 07/06/2022 05:10 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/05/2022

NRAL Trash Deploy: On Saturday, the Flight Control Team performed the first trash deploy utilizing the Nanoracks Airlock (NRAL). The deploy demonstrated the trash deployment capability by executing the jettison of a disposable bag containing approximately 26.5 CTBE (78.1 kg) of dry common trash. The Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) grappled NRAL and demated NRAL from the Node 3 Port. Ground teams maneuvered the NRAL to the deploy position and applied power via the SSRMS to jettison the trash bag. The ground teams successfully jettisoned the NRAL trash bag at 7:05 PM CT and the NRAL was maneuvered back to the Node 3 Port for berthing.

Payloads:

Grip: The crew reviewed the big picture words, set up the experiment hardware, and performed the first day of the experiment session. The Grip experiment studies the long-duration spaceflight effects on the abilities of human subjects to regulate grip force and upper limbs trajectories when manipulating objects during different kind of movements: oscillatory movements, rapid discrete movements and tapping gestures.

Universal Intelligent Glass Optics (UNIGLO): The UNIGLO fiber optic hardware was installed in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) in preparation for science operations later this week. UNIGLO tests the effects of microgravity on a glass optics module capable of processing various types of complex glasses. The module uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help adapt materials processing techniques to the microgravity environment and a sensor based on laser-Doppler interferometry to measure the effects of microgravity on processing complex glasses for a variety of applications in space and on Earth.

Systems:

Nanoracks Airlock (NRAL) Activities: Several NRAL activities were completed following the successful NRAL Trash Deploy over the weekend. The crew performed Pressure Management Device (PMD) and Vacuum Access Jumper (VAJ) equipment teardown following PMD ground commanding, including the Node 3 Port NRAL re-pressurization and leak check. The Node 3 Port vestibule was configured and required hardware was installed, and the Nanoracks Waste Disposal hardware was then removed from inside NRAL. The NRAL Power Distribution Unit (PDU) was removed and replaced (R&Red), and the Node 3 port Endcone and NRAL stowage items were replaced.

Treadmill 2 (T2) Monthly Inspection: As part of regular maintenance to ensure the T2 exercise device is in good operational condition, the crew inspected all four Snubber Arms for any sign of free play as well as make any necessary adjustments to reduce the free play. The crew also performed additional inspections on all tape and witness markings on T2 Thumbwheels, Snubber Jam Nuts, ad Snubber Cup Housing, inspected the Snubber pin position within the Snubber Cups, and Sorbothane residue on Snubber Pins.

ISS Safety Video: A video survey of the ISS was performed for ground analysis. The crew obtained video of the interior volume that allows the ground team to assess the current vehicle configuration and to identify any areas of concern related to ventilation blockage, flammability hazards, emergency egress paths, access to fire ports, and safety equipment. The Safety Video Survey is performed approximately every six months.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Initiation and Termination: Today, the crew initiated a manual fill of the WHC EДВ-СВ (Water Container) using a Post-Flight Analysis Bag to capture any pressure relief to protect the dose pump. The ЕДВ-CB is intended for short-term storage and manual water transportation between facilities. After successfully filling the EДВ-СВ, the crew returned the WHC to nominal use. The crew also swapped the EDV in the offload EDV spot of the Urine Transfer System (UTS).

Completed Task List Activities:

EarthKAM Node 2 Shutdown, Disconnect and Stow
SSC 11 Hard Drive Swap

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

NRAL Depressurization Teardown Support
NRAL Ops and Checkout
MT Translation
EHDC Checkout

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1213 on: 07/06/2022 05:12 pm »
Possible sighting of Trash Bag deployed by Nanoracks from the ISS


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1214 on: 07/06/2022 05:31 pm »
Expedition 67 - Space Station Astronauts Answer Florida Student Questions -July 6, 2022


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1215 on: 07/06/2022 06:00 pm »
Russian cosmonaut @SergKorsakov posed for picture aboard the International Space Station.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1544730429466456064

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1216 on: 07/06/2022 08:21 pm »
Feeling the urban heat from the International @Space_Station These shots of Paris, Milan and Prague were taken during June's heatwave by the ECOSTRESS instrument. @ESA is using the data to help urban planners and farmers as #climatechange takes hold.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1217 on: 07/06/2022 08:25 pm »
GET A GRIP!! The @Space_Station crew continues the GRIP experiment to study the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human ability to manage grip force. This data helps researchers understand the effects of gravity on dexterous regulation.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1218 on: 07/06/2022 08:54 pm »
Nanoracks Trash Deploy Jul 3 2022 00:05 UTC


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1219 on: 07/06/2022 10:32 pm »
Crew Works Space Biology, Preps for Next Spacewalk

Mark Garcia Posted on July 6, 2022

The Expedition 67 crew continued exploring how humans and plants adapt in microgravity while testing robotic free-flyers on Wednesday. The orbital residents are also preparing for another spacewalk at the International Space Station to continue outfitting a new robotic arm.

NASA Flight Engineers Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines partnered together during the morning studying how living in space affects dexterous manipulation. The duo took turns during an hourlong session performing gripping and motion tasks while seated in a specialized chair inside the Columbus laboratory module. Observations may provide scientists a deeper understanding of the human nervous system and help engineers design intelligent spacecraft interfaces.

Afterward, Watkins checked on mizuna greens and radishes growing for the XROOTS space botany study demonstrating soilless agricultural methods, such as hydroponic and aeroponic techniques. Hines later activated a pair of toaster-sized Astrobee robotic free-flyers and watched while they navigated autonomously using smartphone technology inside the Kibo laboratory module.

NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren opened up the Cell Biology Experiment Facility and serviced components inside the biology research device equipped with an artificial gravity generating incubator. Lindgren then spent the afternoon documenting the amount of food stowed aboard the orbiting lab as part of a regularly scheduled audit.

The next spacewalk is expected to take place on July 21 beginning at 10 a.m. EDT with Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency). The pair spent Wednesday morning studying their spacewalk tasks, maneuvers, and safety procedures. Five-time spacewalker Artemyev will lead Cristoforetti on her first spacewalk to continue configuring the European robotic arm for operations during the planned seven-hour excursion.

Flight Engineer Denis Matveev assisted Artemyev with the spacewalk preparations during the afternoon collecting and inspecting tools planned for the upcoming excursion. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov spent his day working on assorted electronics gear and checking ventilation systems in the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/07/06/crew-works-space-biology-preps-for-next-spacewalk/

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