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Garan, Ronald John Jr
Garan
Garan
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American pilot astronaut 2000-2012.

Status: Inactive; Active 2000-2012. Born: 1961-10-30. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 178.00 days. Birth Place: Yonkers, New York.

Educated SUNY-Oneonta; Embry-Riddle; Florida.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Ronald J. Garan, Jr. (COLONEL, U.S. AIR FORCE, RET.)
NASA Astronaut (Former)

PERSONAL DATA: Born on October 30, 1961, in Yonkers, NY. Married to the former Carmel Courtney of Brooklyn, NY, and Scranton, PA. They have three sons. His father, Ronald Garan, Sr., resides in Yonkers, NY. His mother, Linda Lichtblau, resides in Port St. Lucie, FL, with her husband, Peter Lichtblau.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Roosevelt High School, Yonkers, NY, in 1979. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the SUNY College at Oneonta, 1982. Earned a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1994. Earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, 1996.

ORGANIZATIONS: Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Engineers Without Borders, Association of Space Explorers, Member of the Launch.org Council, and Founder of the Manna Energy Foundation.

AWARDS: Military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross for Combat Valor, Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medals, Aerial Achievement Medals, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, Humanitarian Service Award, Kuwait Liberation Medal and various other service awards, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, two NASA Spaceflight Medals, NASA Superior Accomplishment Award, NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, Russian Space Agency Award for International Collaboration in the Field of Space Exploration and The Russian Federation of Cosmonautics "Yuri Gagarin's Flight" Medal.

SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished Graduate and Top Academic Award, United States Air Force Fighter Weapons School; twice selected as Top Academic Instructor Pilot, United States Air Force Weapons School; United States Air Force Weapons School and United States Air Force Weapons and Tactics Center Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Award; Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officers School; Top Academic Award, F-16 Replacement Training Unit (RTU); Recipient of the 2011 Spirit of Yuri's Night Award; Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York.

EXPERIENCE: Garan received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1984 and earned his wings at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma in 1985. He completed F-16 training at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and reported to Hahn Air Base in former West Germany, where he served as a combat-ready F-16 pilot in the 496th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) from 1986 to 1988. In March 1988, he was reassigned to the 17th TFS, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, where he served as an instructor pilot, evaluator pilot and combat ready F-16 pilot. While stationed at Shaw, he attended the United States Air Force Fighter Weapons School, graduating in 1989, and then returned to the 17th TFS to assume the position of Squadron Weapons Officer. From August 1990 to March 1991, he deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, where he flew combat missions in the F-16. In 1991, Garan was reassigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where he served as an F-16 Weapons School Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer. In 1994, he was reassigned to the 39th Flight Test Squadron (FTS), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where he served as a developmental test pilot and chief F-16 pilot. Garan attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, from January to December 1997, after which he was reassigned to the 39th FTS, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where he served as the Director of the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile Combined Test Force. Garan was the Operations Officer of the 40th FTS when he was selected for the astronaut program. He has logged over 5,000 hours in more than 30 different aircraft. Garan retired from the Air Force on June 1, 2009.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected as a pilot by NASA in July 2000, Garan reported for training in August 2000. Following the completion of 2 years of training and evaluation, he was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Station and Shuttle Operations Branches and contributed to both the Columbia mishap investigation and Return-to-Flight efforts. In April 2006, he became an aquanaut through his participation in the joint NASA-NOAA, NEEMO 9 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations), an exploration research mission held in Aquarius, the world's only undersea research laboratory. During this 18-day mission, the six-person crew of NEEMO 9 developed lunar surface exploration procedures and telemedical technology applications in support of our Nation's Vision for Space Exploration. Garan worked in NASA's Open Government Initiative, which seeks to develop innovative collaborations within government, industry and with citizens around the world. Most recently, he was detailed from NASA to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help implement state-of-the-art technology to solving challenges facing the developing world. At USAID he initiated the Unity Node Program, a collaborative effort to enable humanitarian organizations around the world to work together toward common goals. Garan left the agency in September 2013 to continue this work as a private citizen, to continue telling the incredible success of the U.S. and international space programs through the Fragile Oasis initiative, and to launch several social entrepreneurial projects to help solve challenges facing our planet.

SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Ron Garan completed his first spaceflight in 2008 on STS 124 as Mission Specialist 2 (Flight Engineer) for ascent and entry. STS-124 Discovery (May 31 to June 14, 2008) was the 123rd space shuttle flight and the 26th shuttle flight to the International Space Station . STS-124 launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and docked with the space station on June 2, 2008, to deliver the Japanese Experiment Module-Pressurized Module (JEM-PM) and the Japanese Remote Manipulator System (JEM-RMS). STS-124 shuttle astronauts delivered the 37-foot (11-meter) Kibo lab and added its rooftop storage room, and Garan accumulated 20 hours and 32 minutes of EVA in three spacewalks required to maintain the station and prime the new Japanese module's robotic arm for work during the 9 days it was docked at the orbiting laboratory. The STS-124 mission was completed in 218 orbits, traveling 5,735,643 miles in 13 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and 7 seconds.

Expedition 27/28 was Garan's second space mission. Garan's journey to the International Space Station began on April 4, 2011, with a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in a Soyuz spacecraft dubbed €śGagarin.€ť The launch was from the same launch pad that Yuri Gagarin launched from nearly 50 years prior. While aboard the station, the crew continued work on a variety of microgravity experiments and received provisions from two shuttle missions, including the last space shuttle visit to the station. Garan participated in the last space-shuttle-based spacewalk during the STS-135 mission. Expedition 28 landed in Kazakhstan on September 15, 2011, after traveling 65,340,224 miles in 2,624 orbits during 164 days in space.

Garan has spent 18 days on the bottom of the ocean and has traveled 71,075,867 miles in the course of 2,842 orbits of our planet during more than 178 days in space including 27 hours and 3 minutes in four spacewalks.

OCTOBER 2013

This is the only version available from NASA. Updates must be sought from the above named individual.

OFFICIAL NASA BIOGRAPHY

NAME: Ronald J. Garan, Jr., Major, USAF, Pilot

BIRTHDATE/PLACE: October 30, 1961 - Yonkers, NY

RESIDENCE WHEN RECRUITED: Niceville, FL

EDUCATION: Roosevelt High School, Yonkers, NY, 1979 B.S., Economics, SUNY College at Oneonta, 1982; M.A.S., Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univesity, 1994; M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 1996.

POSITION WHEN RECRUITED: Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Test Director 39th Flight Test Squadron Eglin AFB, FL


More at: Garan.

Family: Astronaut, NASA Group 18 - 2000. Country: USA. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: STS-124, Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-21. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 12, 5416.

1961 October 30 - .
  • Birth of Ronald John Jr Garan - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Garan. American pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-124..

2000 July 27 - .
  • NASA Astronaut Training Group 18 selected. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Antonelli, Barratt, Behnken, Boe, Bowen, Drew, Feustel, Ford, Kevin, Garan, Good, Hurley, Kopra, McArthur, Megan, Nyberg, Stott, Virts, Wilmore.

    The group was selected to provide pilot, engineer, and scientist astronauts for space shuttle flights.. Qualifications: Pilots: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics. Advanced degree desirable. At least 1,000 flight-hours of pilot-in-command time. Flight test experience desirable. Excellent health. Vision minimum 20/50 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20 vision; maximum sitting blood pressure 140/90. Height between 163 and 193 cm.

    Mission Specialists: Bachelor's degree in engineering, biological science, physical science or mathematics and minimum three years of related experience or an advanced degree. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. Seven pilots and ten mission specialists; 14 men and 3 women.


2008 April 17 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 04/17/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Garan, Kononenko, Love, Malenchenko, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey, Whitson, Yi Soyeon. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-11, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Day 8 of joint E16/E17 operations by CDR-16 Peggy Whitson, FE-1-16 Yuri Malenchenko, FE-2-17 Garrett Reisman, CDR-17 Sergei Volkov, FE-1-17 Oleg Kononenko and SFP/VC14 So-Yeon Yi.

    Day 190 in space for Peggy & Yuri.
    Yesterday, Peggy Whitson set a new US endurance record of 374 days for the longest cumulative time spent in space, held before by Mike Foale (heading the list: Sergei Krikalev with 803 days).

    With undocking time on 4/19 approaching, the ISS crew went on an irregular sleep/wake cycle:

    Wake #1 this morning: 2:00am - 10:00am EDT;
    'Nap': 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Wake #2: 2:00pm - 1:00am (4/18)
    Tomorrow:

    Sleep: 1:00am - 12:30pm
    Wake for E16/E17: 12:30pm - 4:45am (4/19) - E16 departs @ 1:06am
    Saturday: Additional Details: here....


2008 May 12 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/12/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Clayton, Fossum, Garan, Kononenko, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-117 ISS EO-15, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Underway: Week 4 of Increment 17.

    From the US voluntary 'job jar' task list, after wakeup and before breakfast, FE-2 Reisman downloaded the SLEEP (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy & Light Exposure during Spaceflight) experiment data from his Actiwatch to the HRF-1 (Human Research Facility 1) laptop. (To monitor his sleep/wake patterns and light exposure, Garrett wears a special Actiwatch device which measures the light levels encountered by him as well as his patterns of sleep and activity throughout this week, for the last time. The log entries are done within 15 minutes of final awakening for seven consecutive days.) Additional Details: here....


2008 May 27 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/27/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    FE-2 Garrett Reisman continued activities in the COL (Columbus Orbital Laboratory), today replacing a failed locking actuator on BLB (Biolab) and taking detailed photos of the bellows and shutter above rotor A.

    Later, Reisman deactivated the COL EDR (European Drawer Rack) and PCDF EU (Protein Crystallization Diagnostic Facility Electronic Unit), concluding with some close-up imaging using the COL's VCA1 (Video Camera Assembly 1).

    In preparation for the subsequent VSPLESK installation (which required turning off the BITS2-12 Onboard Telemetry Measurement System), FE-1 Kononenko supported TsUP-Moscow in deactivating the Elektron O2 generator. As part of the standard deactivation process the Elektron was purged with N2 (nitrogen), controlled from laptop. (Elektron will be reactivated on 5/29.) Additional Details: here....


2008 May 29 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/29/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Ham, Kononenko, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Upon wake-up, CDR Sergey Volkov terminated his third MBI-12 SONOKARD experiment session for the long-term Russian sleep study, by taking the recording device from his SONOKARD sports shirt pocket and later copying the measurements to the RSE-MED laptop for subsequent downlink to the ground.

    (SONOKARD objectives are stated to (1) study the feasibility of obtaining the maximum of data through computer processing of records obtained overnight, (2) systematically record the crewmember's physiological functions during sleep, (3) study the feasibility of obtaining real-time crew health data. Investigators believe that contactless acquisition of cardiorespiratory data over the night period could serve as a basis for developing efficient criteria for evaluating and predicting adaptive capability of human body in long-duration space flight.) Additional Details: here....


2008 May 30 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/30/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Drew, Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    FE-2 Reisman conducted 'Week 6' sampling of potable water for chemical and microbial analysis from the SVO-ZV tap and two SRV-K taps, the latter after preliminary heating of the water (four heating cycles) and flushing.

    (Garrett collected three 450 mL samples (for postflight microbial analysis) and two 750 mL samples (for postflight chemical analysis) from each of three ports (SRV-K hot, SRV-K warm, SVO-ZV) for return on STS-124/1J. The small amounts of water used for flushing the equipment were later reclaimed from the flush bag.)

    CDR Volkov serviced the Russian BMP (Harmful Impurities Removal System), starting the "bake-out" cycle to vacuum on absorbent bed #2 of the regenerable dual-channel filtration system. The regen process will be terminated tonight at ~5:15pm EDT. Filter bed #1 was regenerated yesterday. (Regeneration of each of the two cartridges takes about 12 hours and is conducted only during crew awake periods.) Additional Details: here....


2008 May 31 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/31/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Love, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Saturday - a light-duty but long day for CDR Volkov, FE-1 Kononenko and FE-2 Reisman.

    STS-124/Discovery (ISS-1J) lifted off right on time (5:02pm EDT) with all systems performing nominally, for ISS rendezvous on Monday (6/2), to dock at ~1:54pm EDT. At launch, the ISS was off Halifax/Canada, at 42.8 deg N Lat, 57.6 deg W Long. The Orbiter is carrying the seven-member crew of CDR Mark Kelly, PLT Ken Ham, MS1 Karen Nyberg, MS2 Ron Garan, MS3 Mike Fossum, MS4 Akihiko Hoshide & MS5 Greg Chamitoff. Chamitoff will replace ISS Flight Engineer 2 Garrett Reisman who returns on 6/14 (nominal) with STS-124. STS-124 is the 123rd space shuttle flight, the 35th flight for Discovery, the 26th flight to the station and the third Shuttle flight in 2008. Its primary payload, the largest so far, is the 32,000-lbs, 36.7-ft long JPM (Japanese Pressurized Module) with its RMS (Remote Manipulator System). We are off to another great mission! (The eighth crewmember on board is a stow-away: Buzz Lightyear.) Additional Details: here....


2008 May 31 - . 21:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-124 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Chamitoff, Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Nyberg. Payload: Discovery F34 / Kibo PM / ISS-1J. Mass: 119,190 kg (262,760 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chamitoff, Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Nyberg. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124, STS-124 ISS EO-17. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 13.76 days. Decay Date: 2008-06-14 . USAF Sat Cat: 32960 . COSPAR: 2008-027A. Apogee: 351 km (218 mi). Perigee: 338 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    Discovery delivered to the International Space Station the Kibo Pressurized Module, the primary element of the Japanese portion of the station. Half an earth away from jettison of external tank ET-128, a 76 m/s OMS-2 burn at 21:40 GMT put the Shuttle in its low-altitude chase lorbit. Discovery docked at the PMA-2 port of the station at 18:03 GMT on 2 June. Using the shuttle and station's robotic arms, with assistance from spacewalking astronauts, the Kibo module was attached to the station's Harmony module at 23:01 GMT on 4 June. The previously-delivered Japanese Logistics Module was transferred from Harmony to Kibo on 6 June at 20:04 GMT. The Shuttle undocked from the station on 11 June at GMT and landed on 14 June at 15:15 GMT at the Kennedy Space Center.


2008 June 1 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/01/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Kononenko, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Sunday - a busy pre-docking day for CDR Volkov, FE-1 Kononenko and FE-2 Reisman.

    Ahead: Week 7 of Increment 17.

    Aboard ISS, the shifted wake/sleep cycle began this morning at 6:32am EDT, with sleep time tonight at 10:02pm. (Setting the crew up for tomorrow's docking.)

    STS-124/Discovery (ISS-1J) continues its catch-up flight for the FD3 docking at ~1:54pm, to begin ISS Stage 1J. (Catch-up rate ~480 nmi. per revolution of ~91.5 min.). (Hatch opening expected at ~3:10pm, followed by Safety Briefing (~4:02pm), Soyuz seat liner transfer (for the Reisman/Chamitoff exchange), and preparations for the first spacewalk, EVA-1, by EV1 Fossum & EV2 Garan on 6/3, preceded by their overnight Campout tomorrow night in the Airlock (A/L) for denitrogenation/pre-breathe. Objectives of the nominal 14-day mission: Delivering & installing the JAXA Kibo laboratory, delivering new ISS-17 crewmember Greg Chamitoff, bringing Garrett Reisman back home and conducting a total of three EVAs. Landing will nominally be at KSC on FD15 (6/14) at ~11:02am EDT. OMS Anomaly: During ascent, the left OMS (Orbital Maneuvering System) secondary TVC (Thrust Vector Control) positions failed to null in both pitch and yaw, most likely due to a failure in its (independent) power supply. Left OMS is now parked, aligned through EOM CG (End-of-Mission Center-of-Gravity). Remaining on-orbit OMS burns will be single-engine using right OMS only. The deorbit burn will be dual-engine using the (active) primary TVC of the left OMS.) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 2 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/02/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Underway: Week 7 of Increment 17.

    Flight Day 3 (FD3) of STS-124/1J. ISS crew work cycle today: wake 6:32am EDT; sleep 10:02pm.

    STS-124/Discovery docked smoothly at the PMA-2 (Pressurized Mating Adapter-2) port at 2:03pm EDT, nine minutes behind timeline, in darkness (orbital sunset ~1:23pm), after successfully completing the RPM (R-Bar Pitch Maneuver) in daylight at ~1:08pm and arriving at +V-Bar (straight in front of ISS) at ~1:11pm. The station now hosts ten occupants again as Mission 1J is underway. (The combined crew is comprised of ISS CDR Volkov, FE-1 Oleg Kononenko, FE-2 Garrett Reisman, STS CDR Mark Kelly, PLT Ken Ham, MS1 Karen Nyberg, MS2 Ron Garan, MS3 Mike Fossum, MS4 Akihiko Hoshide (Japan), and MS5/FE-2-17 Greg Chamitoff who replaces Reisman as FE-2, as the latter returns on Discovery as MS-5.) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 3 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/03/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Hoshide, Kononenko, Love, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-122, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Flight Day 4 (FD4) of STS-124/1J.

    ISS crew work cycle remains unchanged: wake 6:32am EDT; sleep 10:02pm. Welcome to Expedition 17, Greg Chamitoff!

    Mission 1J's EVA-1 was completed successfully by Mike Fossum & Ron Garan in 6h 48min, accomplishing all its objectives. (During the spacewalk, Fossum (EV1) & Garan (EV2) -

    released an SRMS (Shuttle Remote Manipulator System) elbow camera launch lock,
    supported the transfer of the OBSS (Orbiter Boom Sensor System) from ISS to Shuttle RMS (~1:45pm),
    checked out MCAS RTL (Mobile Servicing System Common Attach System/Ready-to-Latch) operation (in preparation for ULF-2),
    prepared Node-2 port ACBM (Active Common Berthing Mechanism) for the installation of the JPM (Japanese Pressurized Module) laboratory,
    opened Node-2 the nadir hatch window cover (in preparation for ULF-2),
    prepared the JPM for installation, i.e., disconnected/stowed an LTA (Launch-to-Activation) cable, removed Passive CBM contamination covers, and released the JPM forward window launch lock (~4:10pm)
    inspected the 'Datum A' surface of the Starboard SARJ (Solar Alpha Rotary Joint),
    performed a Stbd SARJ cleaning test using a scraper, wipes and a special grease, and
    re-installed the Stbd SARJ TBA-5 (Trundle Bearing Assembly #5) ~4:42pm.
    Official start time of the spacewalk was 12:22pm EDT, about 50 minutes behind the timeline (due to an issue with Fossum's 'Snoopy' comm cap), and it ended at 7:10pm. Total EVA duration (PET = Phase Elapsed Time) was 6h 48min. It was the 109th spacewalk for ISS assembly & maintenance and the 81st from the station (59 from Quest, 22 from Pirs, plus 28 from Shuttle) totaling 499h 35min, the first for Expedition 17 and the 10th so far this year. After today's EVA, a total of 139 spacewalkers (107 NASA astronauts, 21 Russians, and 11 astronauts representing Japan-1, Canada-4, France-1, Germany-2 and Sweden-3) have logged a total of 687h 57min outside the station on building, outfitting and servicing. It was the 131st spacewalk involving U.S. astronauts. Today was also the 43rd anniversary of the first US EVA, by Ed White on Gemini 4 (June 3, 1965).) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 3 - .
  • EVA STS-124-1 - . Crew: Fossum, Garan. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-124. Transferred the OBSS back to the shuttle. Prepared the Japanese Kibo module for installation. Replaced a bearing assembly on the failed starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint..

2008 June 4 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/04/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Kotov, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-124.

    Flight Day 5 (FD5) of STS-124/1J.

    ISS crew work cycle remains unchanged: wake 6:32am EDT; sleep 10:02pm.


    Arigato Gozaimasu! Congratulations, JAXA! There is Hope in space! At ~5:09pm EDT, the JPM (Japanese Pressurized Module) of the JEM 'Kibo' laboratory complex was opened and ingressed by Aki Hoshide and Karen Nyberg for the first time, joined later by the rest of the crew who clearly enjoyed the voluminous super laboratory. (Kibo is permanently attached at the Node-2 (Harmony) portside hatch since last night.)

    FE-1 Oleg Kononenko performed the periodic (currently daily) checkout/verification of IP-1 airflow sensors in the various RS (Russian Segment) hatchways, including the DC1-to-Soyuz tunnel, and the FGB-to-Node passageway. (This is especially important when the ventilation/circulation system has to cope with a larger crew on board, currently ten persons, and one of the two Russian SKV air conditioners off (SKV-1).) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 5 - .
  • EVA STS-124-2 - . Crew: Fossum, Garan. EVA Duration: 0.30 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-124. Continued installation work on the Kibo module and began replacment of the starboard nitrogen tank assembly..

2008 June 5 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/05/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Flight Day 6 (FD6) of STS-124/1J.

    ISS crew work cycle remains unchanged: wake 6:32am EDT; sleep 10:02pm.

    Crew activities aboard the ISS today centered on three major areas: (1) The second 1J spacewalk, (2) activation of the JPM (Japanese Pressurized Module) Kibo, and (3) preparations for tomorrow's relocation of the JLP (Japanese Logistics Pressurized Module).

    Mission 1J's EVA-2 was completed successfully by Mike Fossum & Ron Garan in 7h 11min, accomplishing all its objectives. (During the spacewalk, Fossum (EV1) & Garan (EV2) - Additional Details: here....


2008 June 6 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/06/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Morgan, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Flight Day 7 (FD7) of STS-124/1J.

    ISS crew work cycle shift begins with an earlier sleeptime: wake 6:32am EDT; sleep 9:32pm (Shuttle crew remaining at 10:02pm).

    Crew activities aboard the ISS today centered on three major areas: (1) JLP (JEM Logistics Pressurized Module) relocation, (2) JPM (Japanese Pressurized Module) Kibo outfitting, and (3) start of JEM RMS (Robotic Manipulator System) activation & checkout.

    JLP was successfully installed at its final location on the Kibo JPM at 4:04pm EDT. (After JLP/Node-2 vestibule demating and depressurization, MS1 Nyberg and FE-2-17 Chamitoff used the SSRMS (Space Station Remote Manipulator System) to grapple, unberth, transfer and reberth the JLPon Kibo's overhead port (1st stage capture 3:54pm, SSRMS wrist limped 3:58pm, 2nd stage capture with all 16 bolts 4:04pm). Karen, Greg & Aki Hoshide then latched the JPM overhead hatch via ratchet & crank handle, pressurized the connecting vestibule partially and initiated the standard vestibule gross leak check, later configuring the gear for the usual overnight fine leak check. After the installation, ISS attitude was maneuvered to the new TEA (Torque Equilibrium Attitude) which the addition of the JLP has changed. JLP was delivered on orbit by STS-123/Endeavour and docked at the Node-2 zenith port on 3/14.) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 7 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/07/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Love, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Saturday -- Flight Day 8 (FD8) of STS-124/1J.


    ISS crew work cycle shifted another 30 min to the left: wake-up 6:02am EDT; sleep 9:02pm (Shuttle crew 30 min later: 9:32pm).

    Crew activities aboard the ISS centered on three major areas: (1) Initial deployment of JEM RMS (Japanese Experiment Module Robotic Manipulator System) activation & checkout, (2) JLP (JEM Logistics Pressurized Module) post-relocation outfitting (Part 1), (3) Preparations for EVA-3 & EV1/EV2 Campout.

    Before breakfast, FE-2 Reisman & FE-2-17 Chamitoff collected a 'wet' saliva sample (the third for Greg) for the biomed experiment INTEGRATED IMMUNE (Validating Procedures for Monitoring Crew member Immune Function). (IMMUNE protocol requires the collection to occur first thing post-sleep, before eating, drinking and brushing teeth, and all samples are stored at ambient temperature. Along with NUTRITION (Nutritional Status Assessment), INTEGRATED IMMUNE samples & analyzes participant's blood, urine, and saliva before, during and after flight for changes related to functions like bone metabolism, oxidative damage and immune function to develop and validate an immune monitoring strategy consistent with operational flight requirements and constraints. The strategy uses both long and short duration crewmembers as study subjects. The saliva is collected in two forms, dry and liquid. The dry samples are collected at intervals during the collection day using a specialized book that contains filter paper. The liquid saliva collections require that the crewmember soak a piece of cotton inside their mouth and place it in a salivette bag; there are four of the liquid collections during docked operations.) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 8 - .
2008 June 8 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/08/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    Sunday -- Flight Day 9 (FD9) of STS-124/1J.

    Ahead: Week 8 of Increment 17.

    ISS crew work cycle shifted another 30 min. to the left: wake-up 5:32am EDT; sleep 8:32pm (Shuttle crew 30 min later: 9:02pm).

    Crew activities aboard the ISS centered on three major areas: (1) Spacewalk #3 (EVA-3), (2) more JLP (JEM Logistics Pressurized Module) outfitting, and (3) sample collections from Kibo air & surfaces plus Node-2 ITCS coolant.

    Mission 1J's EVA-3 was completed successfully by Mike Fossum & Ron Garan in 6h 33min, accomplishing all its objectives.
    (During the spacewalk, Fossum (EV1) & Garan (EV2) - Additional Details: here....


2008 June 14 - . 15:15 GMT - .
2010 October 7 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-01M - . Call Sign: Ingul. Crew: Kaleri, Kelly, Scott, Skripochka. Backup Crew: Garan, Kononenko, Volkov, Sergey. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 701. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 159.78 days. Decay Date: 2011-03-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 37183 . COSPAR: 2010-052A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. ISS EO-25 crew. The Soyuz docked at the Poisk module of the ISS at 00:01 GMT on 10 October. The crew entered the spacecraft and undocked at 04:27 GMT on 16 March 2011. Following retrofire and re-entry they landed safely in Kazakhstan at 07:53 GMT..

2011 April 4 - . 22:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-21 - . Call Sign: Tarkhany / Gagarin. Crew: Borisenko, Garan, Samokutyayev. Backup Crew: Burbank, Ivanishin, Shkaplerov. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 231. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-21. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 164.24 days. Decay Date: 2011-09-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 37382 . COSPAR: 2011-012A. Apogee: 347 km (215 mi). Perigee: 343 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    ISS EO-27 crew. The Soyuz docked at the Poisk module of the ISS at 23:09 GMT on 6 April, and undocked at 00:38 GMT on 16 September 2011, eight days later than planned due to the Progress M-11M launch failure. A dropout of communications after the reentry burn caused concern, but the crew landed safely in Kazakhstan at 03:59 GMT.


2011 July 12 - .
  • EVA STS-135-1 - . Crew: Fossum, Garan. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-02M, Soyuz TMA-21, STS-135. Final EVA from a shuttle. The astronauts moved a failed pump module to the shuttle bay, and deployed several experiments on the outside of the ISS..


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