ISS Update - Jan. 8, 2013

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And good morning from Mission Control Houston and welcome
to today's International Space Station Update.
Joining us here inside of the Flight Control Room
at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas,
looking over as the Orbit Two Team is monitoring all the
systems onboard the orbiting laboratory.
Today's team is being led by veteran Flight Director Paul Dye
and joining him at the Capcom position is Anna Fischer.
She'll be serving as the communication link between all
of our teams down here on the ground
and the astronauts up in space.
Those astronauts right now are the crew of Expedition 34.
They're being led by NASA astronaut Kevin Ford
and he is joined by three Russian cosmonauts, one Canadian
and one fellow NASA astronaut.
Kevin Ford there in the front row the left,
behind him Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy
and Evgeny Tarelkin who joined
with Ford onboard the International Space Station back
in October.
And then there on the right we have our three newest station
crew members, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko,
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield
and NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn.
A very busy day as work is
in full swing onboard the International Space Station
starting off with Commander Kevin Ford
who a little bit earlier this morning was performing a monthly
periodic fitness evaluation.
He was doing that on the station's CEVIS device
which is the cycle ergometer with isolation stabilization.
It's one of the stationary cycle bikes onboard that is used
for exercise by these astronauts doing
that fitness evaluation doing is
that constantly monitor their health during their six-month
increments onboard the station.
Aside from that, Commander Ford was working
on the Combustion Integrated Rack doing some hardware gather
for some upcoming experiments.
And following that and a little bit later
in this hour he'll be doing a ham radio pass using a
traditional ham radio, much like those found on the ground
down here, talking to some participants
of the Missoula Family YMCA in Missoula, Montana.
Meanwhile, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy was emptying
out the soft tank over in the Russian portion
of the International Space Station.
He was also working to open up some of the holes
in the partitions near the Russian service module,
also known as Zvezda, working to run a few cables
for the eventual Mini-Laboratory Module's integration
with the rest of the station structure.
His colleague Russian cosmonaut Evgeny Tarelkin was doing some
cleaning work throughout the Russian segment today cleaning
off some of the panel vent screens throughout the Air
Revitalization System inside of the station systems.
He's also cleaning out some of the dust filters
and replacing those inside of the Mini-Research Module 1,
also known as Rassvet, where the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft is
currently docked.
He'll also be doing a few routine replacements
on the Russian toilet system.
Our third Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko,
again who just joined the station crew back in December,
is working on the Plasma Crystal experiment today.
It's a fairly complex look into studying the growth
of plasma dust structures in zero gravity.
This study also looks at particle cloud behavior
and internal flow structures inside
of these plasma dust crystals.
He'll also be joining with Evgeny Tarelkin
in their ongoing efforts to make a documentary
about life onboard the International Space Station
being done for Russian agencies.
Our Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was in his second day
of collecting biological samples
for the Human Research Facility taking blood and urine samples
and then storing them in one
of the cryogenic freezers onboard the International
Space Station.
He'll also be running the InSpace-3 experiment.
InSpace a fairly long acronym standing
for Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates
from Colloidal Emulsions,
this another fairly complex study taking advantage
of that microgravity environment looking to obtain data on fluids
that contain ellipsoid shape particles
that then change their physical properties of the fluids
that they're in response to magnetic fields.
And our final Expedition 34 crew member Tom Marshburn,
another NASA astronaut,
was working with the Environmental Health System
onboard the station setting up some acoustic dosimeters
which measure noise loads throughout the
station structure.
He was also working
in the Internal Thermal Control System doing an install
of a maintenance canister.