ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/14/2021


Behavioral Core Measures:  A crewmember completed a ROBoT-r research session. The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (Behavioral Core Measures) experiment initially examined a suite of measurements to reliably assess the risk of adverse cognitive or behavioral conditions and psychiatric disorders during long-duration spaceflight, and evaluated the feasibility of those tests within the operational and time constraints of spaceflight for two crewmembers. Subsequent subjects perform a subset of the original activities to measure the performance capabilities of deconditioned crew members to complete either individual or crew telerobotic operations within the first 24 hours after landing. This information could help characterize what tasks a crewmember who has spent months in weightlessness can reasonably be expected to perform after landing on the surface of Mars.

Bio-Monitor:  A crewmember disconnected the Bio-Monitor Data Unit from the Garment and connected the Data Unit to the Controller to transfer the data for downlink.  Bio-Monitor is a Canadian onboard instrument that serves as a platform for scientific experiments on the ISS. The instrument performs on-orbit monitoring of crew member physiological parameters, with wearable sensors that only minimally interfere with crew member daily activities.

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR):  A crewmember replaced the CIR Manifold #4 Bottle with a new bottle containing 30% C4H10 and 70% N2. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion investigations in microgravity.

Exploration ECLSS-TOILET:  A crewmember installed the Pretreat Tank and Pretreat Hose onto the newly deployed Toilet system in Node 3. The Toilet System is an Exploration Tech Demo that has evolved into a permanent USOS system. The Toilet has the same basic design as the Orion Universal Waste Management System (UWMS). The Toilet System will be the primary WMS for USOS for up to 90-crew-days and interfaces with the Urine Transfer System (UTS) to allow concurrent WHC/Toilet operations.

Touching Surfaces:  A crewmember touched each Touch Array and reported results via the EveryWear application. Previous space research conducted during short-term flight experiments and long-term environmental monitoring on board orbiting space stations (such as MIR or the International Space Station) suggests that the relationship between humans and microbes is altered in the crewed habitat in space.  This interdisciplinary project Touching Surfaces aims to investigate novel, laser-structured antimicrobial surfaces onboard the ISS. The realistic testing of the tailor-made nanostructured antimicrobial surface in space allows for the determination of the most suitable design for antimicrobial surfaces for terrestrial applications such as public transportation and clinical settings, as well as future human space mission and habitation design.


Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Stowage Consolidation: Today, the crew performed stowage consolidation ops in the JEM in order to prepare for the arrival of SpaceX-24 and the accompanying cargo.

Temperature and Humidity (THC) Keep-Out-Zone (KOZ) Clear: After the Safety Video Survey on August 6th, ground teams noticed that there were obstructions in the THC KOZ. Today, the crew worked to clear these obstructions out.

Escort and Familiarize Russian Spaceflight Participants (SFPs) with Cupola: Today, FE-6 worked with the Russian SFPs to familiarize them with the Cupola before filming. SFP-1 Klim Shipenko (director) and SFP-2 Yulia Peresild (actress) are filming scenes on-board the ISS for a movie called The Challenge. The filming will primarily take place on the Russian segment, but a small portion will be filmed on the USOS segment, in the Cupola.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) LAB Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Setpoint Change
  • Temperature and Humidity Control (THC) Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA) Temperature Setpoint Change
  • Node 1 fan speed test part 3

Look Ahead Plan

Friday, October 15 (GMT 288)

  • Behavioral Core Measures test (NASA)
  • Immersive Exercise VR system charge
  • JAXA Video Take 10 (JAXA)
  • LSG port cycle
  • NanoRacks CubeSat-21 Deployer removal (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Saliva collect and Cognition test (NASA)
  • STPH5 – ICE Photo (NASA)
  • TOILET outfit and daily use (NASA)
  • Vascular Aging Scan (CSA)


  • Spaceflight Participant Cupola Escort and Familiarization
  • Airlock Closeout Panel A/L1D0 Installation
  • Cargo Ops
  • EVA Battery File Transfer 

Saturday, October 16 (GMT 289)

  • Off Duty


  • 64S Undock

Sunday, October 17 (GMT 290)

  • Probiotics (JAXA)


  • Off-duty

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

  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion Operations
  • XF705 Camcorder Deploy of Floater Camcorders
  • Touching Event for the Touching Surfaces experiment
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Camcorder Video Cable Connection to IPU2 for Checkout Part 2
  • ESA Weekly crew conference
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Initiation
  • XF705 Camcorder Deploy Stow
  • Temperature and Humidity Control Keep-Out-Zone Clear
  • Cargo Ops KTO Serial Number Report
  • JEM Stowage Consolidation
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Termination
  • Rebooting the AstroPi IR
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Bottle Gather
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • FE-4, SFP1 and SFP2 familiarization with VYZOV experiment ops in Cupola
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection
  • Urine Transfer System Offload EDV Swap
  • Behavioral Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Personal CO2 Monitor Charging
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • Russian SFP Cupola Escort
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Tool Stow
  • Program Management/ISS Crew Conference
  • MLM Crew Conference
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD)
  • XF705 Camcorder Cable Routing
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Downlink Message
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Bio-Monitor Wearables Data Transfer And Removal
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Toilet Pre-Treat Tank Installation
  • Iceberg Desiccant Swap
  • Portable CO2 Monitor Power On and Deploy
  • Remove W3034 from AV-3 Rack in preparation for repair of cable.
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow
  • Bio-Monitor Wearables Stow
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE