ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/19/2021


Combustion Integrated Rack/Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments/Cool Flames Investigation with Gasses (CIR/ACME/CFI-G part 1 repeat):  The crew removed an empty 30% butane (CH3CH2CH2CH3)/70% N2 fuel bottle and installed another 30% butane/70% N2 fuel bottle.  They also replaced an empty 40% O2/60% N2 bottle with another one of the same composition.  Spherical Cool Diffusion Flames Burning Gaseous Fuels (Cool Flames Investigation with Gases) observes the chemical reactions of cool diffusion flames. Diffusion flames are created by supplying fuel to a burner and mixing in ambient air for combustion. Cool flames, which burn at relatively low temperatures of ~600 degrees C, are nearly impossible to create in Earth’s gravity, but are easily created in microgravity; studying them may improve the understanding of combustion and fires on Earth.

HRF-Veggie Profile of Mood States (POMS): Using the Data Collection Tool (DCT) on an available Station Support computer (SSC), the crew completed their POMS questionnaires.  The research of HRF Veg focuses on the overall behavioral health benefits of having plants and fresh food in space for various plants grown by other investigations.  Plants in space have potential countermeasure benefits. Fresh vegetables offer flavor, sensory, and texture variety to the pre-packaged ISS diet. Taking care of the plants provides sensory stimulation and helps mark the passage of time in the confined and isolated environment of ISS.

Manufacturing Device (ManD):  The crew removed the printed object, cleaned the extruder print nozzle, photographed, and stow the printed object.  The Manufacturing Device enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the ManD printer that is installed into an Express Rack locker location. ManD is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.

Toilet: The crew checked the system for adequate pretreat dosing and filled out a questionnaire.  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.


EVA Operations:  Today, the crew performed a number of EVA tasks as part of their “Road to EVA.” These tasks included EVA Tool Gather, EVA Battery Terminal File Downlink, EVA Dry Wipe Gather, and EVA Safety Tether Repair.

Crew Alternate Sleeping Accommodation (CASA) Outfitting:  Today, the crew worked to prepare the CASA in the COL1O4 rack bay by installing a CASA light dimmer wheel on the light panel control box, routing power for a ZBook and iPad, and deploying a sleeping bag and emergency flashlight. CASA is a crew accommodation located in the Columbus module that can host a 5th United States On-orbit Segment (USOS) crewmember when needed during periods of increased crew capacity. When not used as a crew accommodation, CASA will be used for storage.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Regenerative Oxygen Generation Assembly Hydrogen Remove and Replace Support
  • Mobile Servicing System (MSS) PowerUp
  • Video Distribution Subsystem (VDS) Robotics Ground Configuration
  • Mobile Servicing System (MSS) IDA-F Surveys
  • Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Powerdown
  • Video Distribution Subsystem (VDS) Robotics Ground Deconfiguration
  • CASA Caution & Warning Config
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, October 20 (GMT 293)

  • Actiwatch Plus setup
  • MERLIN desiccant swap and icebrick insert
  • Plant Habitat-04 debris removal
  • Polar-4 Door Inspection
  • Probiotics
  • SABL activation and c/o
  • SpaceDuino install and activate
  • Toilet Daily Questionnaire and leak inspection
  • Touching Surfaces message and photo
  • VR Headset charge


  • OGA Assembly
  • Stowage Improvement
  • OGA AAA Fan Clean
  • ARED Quarterly Maintenance
  • EMU ORU Checkout
  • Dragon Undock Conference

Thursday, October 21 (GMT 294)

  • Advanced Nano Step
  • CIR FOMA Calibration prep
  • Food Acceptability
  • JAXA Water Recovery system Gastrap module install
  • PILOTE science session
  • Plasma Kristall-4 disk audit and experiment campaign fam
  • RFID label apply
  • Soret Facet Cell removal
  • Toilet Daily Questionnaire and photo survey
  • VR headset troubleshooting


  • EMU Resize
  • KCU Cable Pin Fix
  • OGA ORU Stow

Friday, October 22 (GMT 295)

  • Actiwatch Plus setup/stow
  • Express Rack Bulb Replacement
  • Food Physiology
  • GITAI Node 3 vlv open, camcorder setup and Hardware remove
  • HRF GDS tank photo
  • JAXA Mission data recorder HD replace
  • NanoRacks Airlock temp stow replace
  • RFID label apply
  • Ring Sheared Drop-2
  • Toilet Daily Questionnaire, big picture word review, dose check, and leak check


  • N3 Endcone Stowage Replace
  • NRAL Stowage Replace
  • CASA Outfitting
  • EVA HUT Stow

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

  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Crew Worn Measurements
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hydrogen Sensor ORU Purge Adapter (HOPA) Operations
  • Tele Operational Control Mode Drill
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Bottle Gather
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #2 Bottle Replacement
  • Oxygen Generation Assembly Hydrogen ORU R&R Part 1
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Personal CO2 Monitor Charging
  • NOD1O4 Audit
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Oxygen Generation Assembly Hydrogen ORU R&R Part 2
  • US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Gather
  • ZBook Laptop Shell Changeout
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Toilet System Pretreat Dose Check
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Dry Wipe Gather
  • Wanted Connector Cleaner Tool Kit
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Battery Operations Terminal File Transfer Initiate
  • PCO2M Calibration
  • Probiotics Item Gathering
  • Oxygen Generation Assembly Hydrogen ORU R&R Part 3
  • Video Recording of Greetings
  • On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Light Knob Installation
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Outfitting
  • Extravehicular Activity Safety Tether Repair
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) On-Board Training (OBT) Review
  • EVA LOAD ALLEVIATING STRAP Remove & Replace [Aborted]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment (OOHA) with Kuduwave software setup and test
  • Urine Transfer System Offload EDV Swap
  • On-orbit hearing assessment using EARQ
  • Resupply Air Tank Setup and Initiation
  • Oxygen Generation Assembly Hydrogen ORU R&R Part 4
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Battery Operations Terminal File Transfer Terminate
  • Acoustic Monitor Battery Swap
  • Toilet System Daily Questionnaire
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration
  • HRF Operations Profile of Mood States Short Form Questionnaire
  • Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
  • Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation (CASA) Keep-Out Zone (KOZ) & Door Stop Check