ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/01/2022


Acoustic Diagnostics: A crewmember performed Acoustic Diagnostics (AUDIO) measurements. The Acoustic Upgraded Diagnostics In-Orbit (Acoustic Diagnostics) investigation tests the hearing of ISS crew members before, during, and after flight. This study assesses the possible adverse effects of noise and the microgravity environment aboard the ISS on human hearing. The investigation compares the relationship between the detection of otoacoustic emissions, sounds naturally generated from within the inner ear, and hearing loss levels when exposed to noisy environments.

Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF-L): Gas sensors were replaced, and a backup power box was configured for use by the CBEF-L. CBEF-L is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) new subrack facility, which is an upgraded facility of the original CBEF currently aboard the ISS. CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High-Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, and a larger diameter centrifugal test environment. By using the original CBEF and CBEF-L as one facility for the same experiment, the payload user is provided with an upgraded experimental environment that can handle the processing of more experimental samples for a wider array of experiments.

Colgate Skin Aging: A specified 6-Well Plate was retrieved from SABL-1 and installed into MSG for sampling and preservation of tissue samples. The Colgate hardware was then de-installed completing final operations of the Colgate Skin Aging experiment. Deterioration of skin tissue is a normal part of aging but occurs over decades. Microgravity leads to changes in the human body very similar to aging, but these changes happen much more quickly. Microgravity Effects on Skin Aging and Health (Colgate Skin Aging) uses a 3D model of engineered human skin cells to evaluate cellular and molecular changes in microgravity. These cells may serve as a valid model to rapidly assess products aimed at protecting skin from the aging process.

Electromagnetic Levitator (EML): A crewmember performed On-board Training (OBT) for the upcoming EML Gas Circulation Pump R&R. Electromagnetic Levitator (EML) is a facility composed of four inserts installed into the European Drawer Rack (EDR) for the electromagnetic levitation of samples. The experiment samples are installed in a dedicated Sample Chamber that is attached to EML, and can be replaced by new Sample Chambers for new experiment batches.

Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG): The LSG Front 10″ Gloves/Sleeves were changed out. The LSG is a sealed work area that accommodates life science and technology investigations in a “workbench” type environment. Due to its larger size design, two crew members can work in the LSG simultaneously.

Space Biofilms:  Space Biofilms BioCell sample Habitats were removed from cold stowage and placed into the LSG for initialization. The BioCell Habitats were then placed into SABL for incubation.  The Characterization of Biofilm Formation, Growth, and Gene Expression on Different Materials and Environmental Conditions in Microgravity (Space Biofilms) investigation characterizes the mass, thickness, structure, and associated gene expression of biofilms (molds) that form in space by analyzing a fungal species grown on different materials. Biofilm formation can cause equipment malfunction and human illnesses, and could be a serious problem on future long-term human space missions.

Space Tango – Cubelab Satellite Demo: Two CubeLab Satellites were removed from TangoLab, activated, and photo documented.  Space Tango – Cubelab Satellite Demonstrator tests a new attitude-control technology for small satellites, which is an integral part of future space missions. Conventional attitude control systems for large satellites are not suited for small satellites. The new technology is energy efficient, lightweight, and not subject to friction wear and could enhance the attitude maneuvering capabilities of small satellites.

Universal Intelligent Glass Optics (UNIGLO): UNIGLO hardware was gathered, and procedures were reviewed. UNIGLO tests the effects of microgravity on a glass optics module capable of processing various types of complex glasses. The module uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help adapt materials processing techniques to the microgravity environment and a sensor based on laser-doppler interferometry to measure the effects of microgravity on processing complex glasses for a variety of applications in space and on Earth. 


Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) 3004/3015 EVA Prep: The crew removed the lithium-ion batteries from the EMU Battery Stowage Compartment, and performed EMU water loop scrubs as well as acquired and tested water samples for conductivity on EMU units 3004 and 3015. Additionally, the crew installed the ORU Scrubber to scrub and iodinate the water lines. EMU Loop Scrubs are required preventive maintenance needed to remove any chemical and biological contaminants from the EMU transport loop. The next activity performed by crew included an EVA Tool configuration, followed by water recharges on EMUs 3004 and 3015. The recharges ensure there is a full supply of fresh cooling water to each EMU suit. Additionally, the crew filled Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garments (LCVGs) with water from EMU water tanks.

In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Activities: IFM was performed to rotate the Lab Aft Rigid Elbow IMV Duct 180 to direct airflow into the Lab Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA). The crew then performed IFM for the Oxygen Generation System (OGS) to relabel the Caution Labels on the closeout panel to protect the OGS Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) Muffler Filter Block.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • AC Vacuum Reference Table Print

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

  • JEMRMS SFA Joint Zeroing and Deactivation
  • JEM Mode Transition from ROBO to STANDARD
  • MSS Powerup/Powerdown
  • SSRMS Walkoff
  • SPDM Unstow
  • PPS SARJ FDIR Configuration
  • MSS Hover Maneuver
  • MT Pre-Translation Check Out and Survey
  • MT Translation

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, March 2 (GMT 61)

  • DreamStar Crew interview (NASA)
  • EML GCP R&R prep (ESA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Ice Cubes Media Set Installation and  checkout Activation and remove (ESA)
  • IGO (Intelligent Glass Optics) HW install (NASA)
  • Repository Saliva, urine and blood collection (NASA)
  • RR-18 Ops review (NASA)
  • SMART1 hardware gather and install on JEM iSEEP carrier (NASA)
  • Squares (NASA)


  • PMM1S4 Locker Cleanup
  • WHC Manual Fill
  • EVA Procedure Review for Extravehicular Crew

Thursday, March 3 (GMT 62)

  • Astrobee deact (NASA)
  • Cryo Chiller cartridge install (NASA)
  • EML GCP module remove and R&R (ESA)
  • IGO Lab Camera orient (NASA)
  • LSG Glove swap (NASA)
  • Repository Saliva, urine collect (NASA)
  • RR-18 restock ops and crew conf and access unit clean (NASA)
  • Squares (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Cognition test  and Fecal setup (NASA)


  • EVA IROSA Strut Assembly
  • SSC 10 and 20 Swap
  • EVA Mod Kit Bag Preparation

Friday, March 4 (GMT 63)

  • CAL MTL leak check (NASA)
  • CCU ops (NASA)
  • DreamStar JEM HW Ops (NASA)
  • EasyMotion Data D/L (ESA)
  • EML GCP cleanup (ESA)
  • FLARE CPU install (JAXA)
  • IGO lab camera orient (NASA)
  • LSG front glove swap and setup for RR ops (NASA)
  • Repository Saliva collect (NASA)
  • Retina ops (ESA)
  • RR-18 Hab restock, access unit clean and ops (NASA)
  • Squares (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Body survey and collect and fecal collect (NASA)


  • EVA Equipment Lock Preparation
  • EVA Tool Configuring

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

  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion Operations
  • Collapsible Contingency Urinal In-Cabin Demo 3
  • Valve Throw for NORS
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Battery (BATT) Removal
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation
  • JPM Common Gas Supply Equipment (CGSE) Gas Line Lower Gas Bottle Unit Open
  • LSG-Front Glove-Swap
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • LSG Work Volume Deploy/Stow
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Lab Aft Rigid Elbow Inter-Module Ventilation (IMV) Duct Rotation
  • Intelligent Glass Optics Hardware Gather/Review
  • Colgate Skin Aging Preservation Ops
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Crew Worn Measurements
  • EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration
  • DreamStar Crew Interview
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • Acoustic Diagnostics Operations – Calibration and Measurement
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Up
  • DreamStar Hardware Operations
  • Acoustic Diagnostics Instrument Deinstallation and Stowage
  • Colgate Skin Aging MELFI Sample Insertion Operations Session
  • Acoustic Diagnostics EveryWear Questionnaire
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Space Biofilms Iceberg Sample Removal
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Relabel
  • Space Biofilms Initialization Ops
  • Phospho-Aging Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval and Insertion Operations
  • TangoLab CubeLab Satellite Activation and Checkout
  • EML Gas Circulation Pump Exchange
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge
  • Colgate Skin Aging MSG Teardown
  • SQuARES Flexible Daily Imagery
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment (LVCG) Water Fill
  • Astrobee Stowage Clear
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection