Space Station Status Report for June 11

The International Space Station

What's happening on the Space Station.


ISS Status Reports Download time: Jun 12 2011 9:25 AM ET

All ISS systems continue to function nominally, except those noted previously or below.     Saturday – Crew off-duty day (sleep cycle is back to normal: 2:00am – 5:30pm EDT).

FE-3 Garan, FE-5 Furukawa & FE-6 Fossum began the day with a post-sleep session of the Reaction Self Test (Psychomotor Vigilance Self Test on the ISS) protocol. It was the 23rd for Ron, the first for Satoshi & Mike. [RST will be on the "job jar" task list for Ron, Mike & Satoshi for the next few weeks.  Normally, it is scheduled one day out of every four with the morning test within 2 hours of wakeup and the evening test within 2 hours of sleep; however, in this round the crewmembers may complete as many as they wish.  The experiment consists of a 5-minute reaction time task that allows crewmembers to monitor the daily effects of fatigue on performance while on ISS. The experiment provides objective feedback on neurobehavioral changes in attention, psychomotor speed, state stability, and impulsivity while on ISS missions, particularly as they relate to changes in circadian rhythms, sleep restrictions, and extended work shifts.]

The crew joined in conducting the regular weekly three-hour task of thorough cleaning of their home, including COL (Columbus Orbital Laboratory) and Kibo JPM (JEM Pressurized Module).…