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Do standard procedures for securing the ISS before an orbital boost burn include making sure that at least large objects are securely "strapped down"?

Yes, there are several ISS Flight Rules and Payload Regulations requiring certain configurations during a reboost or other dynamic events. Racks utilizing PaRIS (Passive Rack Isolation System) must ...
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Do ISS crew have the opportunity to take daily naps if they'd like to?

No, ISS crew members do not really have the flexibility to take a consistent mid-day nap. Pretty much every moment of their day is scheduled down to the 5 minute increment. Shown below is the OPTIMIS ...
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What kinds of activities experiment and procedures done on the ISS must be done in nominal-pressure chambers that need to be vented to space?

The Vacuum System on the International Space Station is composed of two separate parts: the VRS (Vacuum Resource System) and the VES (Vacuum Exhaust System). The VRS is for maintaining a vacuum ...
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