ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/18/2022


Crew Interactive MObile companioN (CIMON): The crew performed the appropriate steps to prepare a bootable disk for a CIMON software load. The Pilot Study with CIMON is a technology demonstration project, and an observational study, that aims to obtain the first insights into the effects on crew support by an artificial intelligence (AI), in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space. Spaceflight missions put the crew under a substantial amount of stress and workload, and it is thought that AI could provide operational support to crew members.

Rodent Research-18 (RR-18): The Mass Measurement Device (MMD) hardware was used to individually weigh the Rodent Research-18 subjects, which were then returned to their habitats. Astronauts returning from space can experience eye problems, along with headaches and blurred vision. Scientists suspect environmental conditions during spaceflight lead to oxidative stress that adversely affects the eye structure and function. Space Flight Environment Induces remodeling of Vascular Network and Glia-vascular Communication in Mouse Retina (Rodent Research-18) investigates how spaceflight affects visual function, examining changes in the vascular system of the retina, tissue remodeling and cell-cell interactions in mice.

Sampling Quadrangle Assemblages Research Experiment (SQuARE): The crew took photos of the SQuARE experiment sites located in the Galley, JEM, Columbus, Node 3 and US Lab. SQuARE is an investigation that aims to document items within six defined locations around the ISS over time. The idea is to look at the ISS as an archaeological site, and each of the Squares as a “test pit”.

Sleep Monitoring in Space with Dry-EEG Headband (DREAMS): Earlier in the day, the DREAMS hardware was charged in preparation for an over-night science collection. Sleep plays a major role in human health and well-being. Insufficient sleep, or sleep disorders can increase the risk of developing medical conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, and can impair task performance.  DREAMS is a technology demonstration investigation that utilizes the Dry-EEG Headband: an effective, affordable, and comfortable solution to monitor astronaut sleep quality during long-duration spaceflight aboard the ISS. 

Standard Measures:   Standard Measures post-sleep questionnaires were filled out using the Data Collection Tool (DCT) on an available Station Support Computer (SSC).  The aim of the investigation is to ensure consistent capture of an optimized, minimal set of measures from crewmembers until the end of the ISS Program in order to characterize the adaptive responses to and risks of living in space.  Among other things, the ground teams perform analyses for metabolic and chemistry panels, immune function, microbiome, etc. These measures populate a data repository to enable high-level monitoring of countermeasure effectiveness and meaningful interpretation of health and performance outcomes and support future research on planetary missions.

Turbine-Superalloy Casting Module (T-SCM): The T-SCM experiment hardware was removed and stowed for return to the ground. Unfortunately, due to heater issues, no sample processing was able to be performed for this investigation. The T-SCM is a small module that allows manufacturing of single-piece turbine blisk (blade/disk combination) in microgravity for commercial use on Earth. Though unsuccessful, single-piece turbine blisksmanufactured on ISS were expected to have lower part mass, less residual stress, and higher fatigue strength than those produced on Earth.


SpX-24 Robotic Survey: Yesterday, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) cameras and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) as required to perform an external Thermal Protection System (TPS) survey on the port side of SpX-24 with the SSRMS Tip camera. After the survey was completed, SSRMS was maneuvered to the Park Position and MSS cameras were powered down. 

RS EVA Procedure Review: Today, the 65S crew reviewed the RS EVA 51 procedures in preparation for tomorrow’s Russian EVA. The Russian crew will end work early today and begin EVA prep tonight at 11:00 PM CT. The crew is scheduled to egress ISS at 6:00 AM CT. This will be the third EVA that is focused on integrating MLM to the ISS.

Max Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS): The crew completed Max CEVIS today which is used by the medical community to evaluate astronauts’ aerobic fitness. The test is performed every 90 days and upon the crew’s arrival and departure from the ISS.

Cargo Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew continued cargo transfer operations by loading cargo into Cargo Dragon in preparation for SpX-24 undock on Friday, January 21.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Atmosphere Revitalization System (ARS) Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Activation
  • Atmosphere Revitalization System (ARS) Thermal Amine Scrubber (TAS) Deactivation
  • Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Walkoff [ACTIVE]
  • Mobile Transporter (MT) Translation

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, January 19 (GMT 19)

  • ANITA-2
  • APM status check
  • Cubesat deployer install (NRCSD-22)
  • Food Acceptability
  • Food Physiology
  • HRF centrifuge carrier photos
  • ICE-CUBES exchange
  • LSG filter exchange
  • MSRR/MSL SCA exchange
  • POLAR reviews and hardware transfers
  • Rodent Research-18
  • SQuARE
  • STP-H5-ICE photos
  • TangoLab-4
  • Touching Surfaces 


  • RS EVA 51
  • Cargo Dragon Cargo Transfer
  • Polar Dragon Install
  • RFID Food Audit

Thursday, January 20 (GMT 20)

  • Advanced Nanostep
  • Cold Stowage packing
  • Food Physiology
  • Micro Monitor
  • MT-PCG prep for return
  • PAUL2 remove
  • POLAR/MERLIN transfers
  • Repository
  • Rodent Research-18
  • Rhodium Cryptobiology
  • SQuARE 


  • Cargo Dragon Hatch Seal Inspection
  • Cargo Dragon Cargo Transfer
  • RS EVA tool Transfer

Friday, January 21 (GMT 21)

  • AstroPi
  • Cold Stowage packing for return
  • Food Physiology
  • Host Pathogen
  • Repository
  • Rodent Research-18
  • SQuARE
  • Standard Measures


  • SpX-24 Undock
  • Cold Stowage Double Coldbag Packing
  • RS EVA tool Stow
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain

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

  • Standard Measures Post-sleep Questionnaire
  • LSG Work Volume Deploy
  • SQuARES Big Picture Words Review
  • Polar Dragon Uninstall, Transfer, and Install Overview
  • Dreams Dry-EEG Headband charge
  • Review updated EVA-51 timeline
  • Turbine-Superalloy Casting Module (T-SCM) Deactivate
  • EXPRESS RackxB Payload MTL Flow Rate Adjust
  • SQuARES Fixed Daily Imagery
  • EPM USB Stick into EICL USB Port
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in Columbus
  • Transfer Crew Dragon Cargo Operations
  • Cargo Dragon Middle Center Bag Pack