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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 December 2014

Today: Cardio Ox: Virts setup and configured ultrasound hardware and acted as Crew Medical Officer (CMO) to support Cristoforetti's flight day 15 Cardio Ox session. With guidance from the Cardio Ox ground team, ultrasound scans and blood pressure measurements were performed on Cristoforetti.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 11 December 2014

Today: Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR): Virts gathered hardware and tools then replaced the Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Avionics Package on the back of the CIR Optics Bench. This completes the planned CIR maintenance and readies the facility for continuing the Flame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 experiment.

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

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 December 2014

Today: Ocular Health: Virts performed his first (flight day 10) Ocular Health ultrasound and cardiac sessions. Wilmore helped perform ultrasound scans on the eyes of Virts.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 December 2014

Today: Ocular Health: Wilmore set up Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) hardware and software to perform eye exams using the OCT Laptop.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 December 2014

Today: Ocular Health: Virts conducted Flight Day 15 Ocular Health vision test. With Wilmore acting as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO), eye and blood pressure measurements were collected on Virts.

Highlights of recent research conducted on the International Space Station.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 5 December 2014

Today: Microbiome: Cristoforetti completed survey questions, set up for the body surface and perspiration sampling operation, and performed the body sample collection throughout the day. Wilmore collected surface samples from inside ISS.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 December 2014

Today: Microbiome: Cristoforetti collected saliva and completed a questionnaire survey in support of the Microbiome investigation. The Microbiome experiment investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual's microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time).

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 3 December 2014

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL): Cristoforetti and ground teams pressurized the JEMAL and performed a leak check in preparation for Cyclops launcher removal, currently scheduled for 17 December 2014.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 December 2014

Today: EXPRESS Rack (ER) Gateway Configuration: Virts configured the ER6, 7, 8 laptops to communicate with the Payload Ethernet Hub/Gateway (PEHG)-2 allowing remote desktop access from the ground to the laptops via the ISS Ku-Band link.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 1 December 2014

Today: Cyclops Install onto JEM Airlock (JEMAL): Following Friday's successful deployment of SpinSat, Wilmore and ground teams returned the Cyclops launch platform to the JEMAL.

Today: Special Purpose Inexpensive Satellite (SpinSat): Wilmore and ground operations teams deployed the SpinSat today.

Today: Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cable Fraying Status: Based on the ground team's review of the ARED Right Upper Stop Cable, they requested that the crew confirm no issues with un-racking and racking the Main Arm in the current configuration. Wilmore tested and confirmed there were no issues with the Main Arm movement. The crew is now Go for all ARED exercises.

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

NASA's Terry Virts and Expedition 42/43 crewmates, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency and the European Space Agency's Samantha Cristoforetti, launched Nov. 23 at 4:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

NASA Commentator Pat Ryan talks with International Space Station Food System Manager Vickie Kloeris about the types of food that are prepared for crews on orbit and the selections available for the Expedition 42 Thanksgiving celebration.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 25 November 2014

Today: Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cable Fraying: Yesterday, the crew reported fraying of the ARED Left Upper Stop Cable which was confirmed by ground team review of downlinked photos.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 November 2014

Today: 41 Soyuz (41S) Launch and Dock: 41S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:01pm CST today with Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti, and Virts onboard.

The Soyuz TMA-15M launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:01 p.m. EST (3:01 a.m. on Nov. 24 Baikonur time). Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency now are safely in orbit.

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