ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/24/2021

Crew-2 Dock:
Today at 4:10 AM CST, the Crew-2 Dragon Endeavour docked to the International Space Station. The hatch to Dragon Endeavour was opened at 6:35 AM and the current station crew welcomed crew members Shane Kimbrough (FE-14), Megan McArthur (FE-15), Akihiko Hoshide (FE-16), and Thomas Pesquet (FE-17) aboard. Crew compliment aboard the ISS has officially risen to 11.


Campout Preparation: Multiple Crew -1 crewmembers spent their early afternoons setting up their temporary sleep locations. These crewmembers set up these locations in order to make room for the arriving crew in the Station’s permanent sleep locations. They will stay in these temporary sleep locations for the duration of the Crew-1 / Crew-2 direct handover period.

ISS Safety Briefing: As part of the crew handover process, all crewmembers currently aboard the station participated in an ISS safety briefing. This briefing outlined rules and responsibilities, as well as highlighted emergency response actions, procedures, and equipment /tool locations.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • WHC [KTO] and Solid Waste Receptacle R&R

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Dragon Capture Ops
  • Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment Data Downlink
  • Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Materials on ISS Experiment (MISSE) Sample Carrier (MSC) Transfer

Look Ahead Plan

Sunday, April 25 (GMT 115)

  • DOSIS-3D PDP install (ESA)
  • Vascular Aging BP don -13hrs (CSA)
  • TangoLab 01,04 card removal, 02 Activate (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Saliva collect (NASA)
  • NR FP2 module install (NASA)


  • Polar Crew Dragon Uninstall, Transfer, and EXPRESS Rack Install
  • Installation of the DOSIS 3D passive detector packs in Columbus

Monday, April 26 (GMT 116)

  • Phospho aging Urine setup (JAXA)
  • VECTION Session (CSA)
  • Vascular Echo BP changeout (CSA)
  • GRIP (ESA)
  • RTPCG plate wick and pack for return (NASA)
  • Food Accept (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Blood collect (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Urine collect and fecal setup (NASA)
  • ACE Module ACE-T2 reconfiguration (NASA)
  • AC Touch and photo (NASA)


  • GRIP setup in the seated configuration
  • Emergency RS ISS VHF-2 Comm Checkout from Soyuz
  • MobileHR Pedal Crank Set audit

Tuesday, April 27 (GMT 117)

  • Polar Express Rack Uninstall, Transfer, And Crew Dragon Install
  • Final Payload Load for Crew-1 Departure
  • Space Acceleration Measurement System Sensor Recable

Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Actiwatch Plus Watch Don / Doff
  • Campout Sleeping Bag Deploy
  • Campout Sleeping Bag Stow
  • Campout Preparation
  • Crew Arrival Preparations
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Docking Dragon Approach Monitoring
  • Dragon Forward Hatch Open
  • Dragon Hatch Open
  • Node 2 to Dragon Pressurization and Leak Check
  • Node 2 to Dragon Final Pressurization and Vestibule prep for Ingress
  • Dragon Rendezvous Operations Conference
  • Cargo Dragon Station Support Computer Return
  • Dragon Space Station Computer (SSC) Route Part 2
  • Docking Dragon Monitoring Tools Setup
  • Dragon Monitoring Tools Teardown
  • Crew ID Bracelet Doff
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration
  • Handover of Increment 65 Crew
  • ISS Safety Briefing
  • Micro-16 SABL USB Drive Removal
  • MELFI Overview OBT
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Node 2
  • POIC Overview OBT
  • Dragon Crew Rendezvous Dock Activity
  • TV conference with the participants in the Biblionoch-2021 event
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Weekly cleaning