Results tagged “Expedition 40”

Today: Radi-N2 Neutron Field Study (Radi-N2): Commander (CDR) Swanson deployed eight bubble detectors around the ISS for the Radi-N2 experiment.

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted flame tests for the BASS-II investigation which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity.

Highlights of recent research conducted on the International Space Station.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 July 2014

Today: FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides which isolate the rack and allow ground teams to conduct another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding.

One of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, some 227 nautical miles above Earth, photographed this image of Tropical Storm Arthur early on July 2, 2014.

Today: Circadian Rhythms: FE-6 Gerst donned the Circadian Rhythms hardware to start a 36 hour data take. The main objective of the experiment is to get a better basic understanding of any alterations in circadian rhythms in humans during long-term space flights.

Today; Pro-K Sample Collections: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman collected urine and blood samples for his Flight Day 30 Pro-K session. Pro-K investigates dietary countermeasures to lessen bone loss of astronauts.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 June 2014

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted flame tests using cotton fiberglass fabric samples and a four centimeter acrylic spherical section for the BASS-II investigation.

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: FE-5 Wiseman completed four rods in five flame tests for the BASS-II investigation.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Today: Small Fine Arm Attachment Mechanism (SAM) Installation: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst opened the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) and extended the slide table.

Today: Skin-B Sample Collection: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst conducted his second Skin-B data collection using the Tewameter probe to measure the skin barrier function; the Visioscan Camera to measure skin surface topography; and the Corneometer probe to measure skin hydration.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 June 2014

Today: Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-M-2 Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman installed another ACE-M-2 sample into the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) for processing.

Today: Biological Rhythms: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst removed a digital walk holter and actiwatch to end a data take for Biological Rhythms and saved the data to a medical laptop. Biological Rhythms 48 hours studies the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronaut's electrocardiogram for 48 hours.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 June 2014

Today: Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Slosh: (Commander (CDR) Swanson and Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman reviewed the Slosh procedures prior to Wiseman executing a Slosh test run.

This animation depicts spacewalkers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev working outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station for about 6.5 hours of spacewalking tasks. Narration by EVA Specialist Devan Bolch.

Today: Body Measures: Commander (CDR) Swanson, with the help of Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman, conducted his Flight Day (FD) 80 session of Body Measures.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 June 2014

Today: Biological Rhythms: Over the weekend, FE-5 Wiseman donned an Actiwatch to start measurements for the Biological Rhythms investigation.

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