ISS Update - Jan. 10, 2013

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Good morning from Mission Control Houston and welcome
to today's International Space Station Update.
You're joining us now inside of the Flight Control Room here
at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas,
looking down as the Orbit Two team is manning their consoles
monitoring all the systems onboard the International
Space Station.
Today's team is once again being led
by veteran Flight Director Paul Dye, you see there
in the gray, the light gray vest.
All the teams here in Mission Control today following the
best-dressed code paying homage to one
of the great flight directors in NASA history Gene Krantz.
Beside him is Capcom David Saint-Jacques serving
as the communication link between all of our teams here
on the ground and the astronauts up in space and he'll continue
to serve all throughout this Orbit Two time period.
And then meanwhile our astronauts onboard are the crew
of Expedition 34.
They're being led by NASA astronaut Kevin Ford early
on his second flight into space.
He's there in the front row on the left.
Behind him two Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy
and Evgeny Tarelkin, the two rookie space fliers
on their first flight into space.
And over there on the right rounding
out the six-man crew is another Russian cosmonaut Roman
Romanenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield there
in the front and finally all the way
on the right there second NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn.
Pretty busy day for these astronauts onboard the
International Space Station today.
A couple of maintenance activities and also quite a bit
of robotics activity taking place onboard starting off
with Commander Kevin Ford
who a little bit earlier this morning was doing some
in-flight maintenance.
He was going through the U.S. laboratory onboard the station
and inspecting some of the windows throughout.
Following that he moved
on to doing an ozone sensor check inside
of the BioLab Glovebox before moving off
to his major activity today and that's going to be focusing
on the station's robotic arm.
He and his fellow crew members reviewed all of the DOUG
and robotics procedures.
DOUG is the interface used to receive
and display real-time station arm joint angle telemetry
on to a laptop onboard the station.
Following all that review,
which they completed a short while ago,
they'll be doing a walk-off and getting their hands
on for the first time to maneuver
that robotic arm around.
Moving on, our Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy was continuing
some work he was doing yesterday inside
of the Russian service module, also known as Zvezda.
He's been doing a few repairs
to the interior installing some overlay plates.
Following that he took some time to participate
in the Uragan experiment.
It's an ongoing Russian investigation
into developing more methods for natural
and man-made disaster monitoring.
He was doing some observations of his own
and quite a bit of photography.
Another Russian cosmonaut Evgeny Tarelkin meanwhile onboard the
station was doing some routine maintenance
on the comm subsystem throughout the Russian segment.
He was assisted by this, in this by Novitskiy throughout
and also teams on the ground.
A little bit after that he went on to study,
participate in a study of the cardiovascular system
under specifically graded loads.
They were using the VELO onboard the station that's one
of the stationary bicycles.
It's located over in the Russian segment.
Our third Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko was continuing
some work on the Plasma Crystal experiment
which looks small dust particles
and other colloid shaped particles suspended
in fluids onboard the International Space Station.
He's also involved in some cargo operations taking some items
out of the 48 Progress vehicle currently docked
to the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station
to the full station structure there with two Progress
and two crewed Soyuz vehicles currently docked.
So he was transferring a few items in and out
of that vehicle before moving
onto doing some routine maintenance
on the Russian segment's Elektron system
which helps generate some of the oxygen
for the station atmosphere.
Meanwhile, our Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be
participating in all those robotic arm operations today,
also doing another run
of the InSpace-3 experiment this morning.
InSpace-3 looking to obtain data
on different fluids containing ellipsoid shaped particles
that change their physical properties of the fluids
that they're suspended in when subjected
to varying strength of magnetic fields.
Then just little bit later this morning he'll be participating
in a public affairs event talking
to Canadian media across that country.
That'll be immediately following today's ISS update
at 11:15 a.m. Central time, 12:15 p.m. Eastern.
Our final Expedition 34 crew member Tom Marshburn spent a few
hours today inside of the Quest airlock working on some
of the EVA or extravehicular activity tools.
He was doing some maintenance on the PGT,
or the pistol grip tool, which is more or less the drill
that these astronauts use when they're outside of the station.
You can see Marshburn inside of Quest doing some maintenance
on that pistol grip tool right here.
Aside from that work today he'll also be joining Chris Hadfield
and Commander Ford in all
of the robotics activities getting a chance
to get his hands on that robotic arm.
You can see it here as they do some walk-offs
and have finished reviewing all
of their DOUG procedures and robotics methods.