Results tagged “Expedition 42”

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 November 2014

Today: Seedling Growth-2: The third of three six-day-growth sessions was completed today. Wilmore removed Experiment Containers (ECs) from the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS), processed the samples and stowed them in the Minus Eighty degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return on a later flight.

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 November 2014

Today: Fluids Integration Rack (FIR) maintenance: Wilmore replaced both the LMM (Light Microscopy Module) Microscope Power/Data Cable 1 and the LMM Monochrome Camera 1 and configured LMM for microscope characterization.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 November 2014

Today: Khladon (Freon 218) Venting: Samokutyaev and Serova performed steps to release pressure in the Russian Segment Air Conditioner System [СКВ] by venting Khladon (Freon 218) overboard.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 November 2014

Today: Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA): Wilmore reviewed procedures and gathered hardware and tools for MDCA Hardware Replacement Part 1.

Today: Salivary Markers: This morning, Wilmore completed a Salivary Marker questionnaire.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 November 2014

Today: 3D Printing in Zero-G: Wilmore completed a review of the 3D printing in Zero-G payload overview and procedures in preparation for next week's scheduled activity.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 November 2014

Today: Radi-N2 Neutron Field Study (Radi-N2): Wilmore retrieved eight bubble detectors from deployed locations in the US Lab and delivered them to the Russian crew who will process all detectors in the Bubble Reader.

Today: 39S Crew Departure Preparations: Wiseman and Gerst continued to pack their personal items in preparation for their return to earth.

Astronauts and Cosmonauts will tell you that no launch is routine, you have to prepare for every contingency. That was clear yesterday when after launch one of the two solar panel arrays on the Soyuz failed to deploy. It wasn't, as it turns out a serious issue, as the Soyuz docked with the ISS safely. And it seems the slight jar of docking seemingly caused the array to suddenly deploy.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 September 2014

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations: With Deployers inside the JEMAL, Gerst secured doors of NRCSD Deployers 4 and 8. He then engaged the loading latches and applied tape to prevent further inadvertent deploys.

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