ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/22/2022


AstroPi: After reviewing the big picture words, the AstroPi Vis unit was moved to the Node 2 window and set up for night-time photography. Max360 imagery was also captured of both AstroPi units to help student teams develop frames of reference for use with the sensors on the AstroPi units. Two augmented Raspberry Pi computers (called AstroPis) were flown to the ISS and are both equipped with the mighty Sense Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) that measures the environment inside the ISS, detects how the station moves through space, and picks up the Earth’s magnetic field. Each AstroPi is also equipped with different types of cameras: one has an infrared (IR) camera, and the other has a standard visible spectrum camera.

ElectroMagnetic Levitator (EML): The crew switched the EML camera system to standard mode. EML is a multi-user facility that provides containerless melting and solidification of electrically conductive, spherical samples under ultra-high vacuum and/or high purity gas environments. Heating and positioning of the sample is achieved by electromagnetic fields generated by a coil system. The EML supports research in the field of meta-stable states and phases and in the field of measurement of highly accurate thermophysical properties of liquid metallic alloys in the stable and undercooled state.

Nutrition Monitoring for the International Space Station (NutrISS): The crew set up the NutrISS bio-impedance device and performed a measurement session. They also filled out a questionnaire related to the session. Long-duration spaceflight induces relevant changes in body composition and a loss of body mass. In the NutrISS investigation, a periodic assessment of body composition (body weight, fat mass, and fat-free mass) during spaceflight aboard the ISS is carried out using a dedicated bio-impedance analysis device to allow for the measurement of long-term energy balance modification over time. It is hypothesized that an adjusted diet maintaining a near-neutral energy balance and/or increasing protein intake can limit microgravity-induced bone and muscle loss.

eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System (XROOTS): A routine inspection of the seed cartridges and growing plants was performed for the XROOTS experiment, which is currently in its third planting. Some minor microbial growth was seen in four of the seed cartridges and cleaned up. The XROOTS investigation uses hydroponic and aeroponic techniques to grow plants without soil or other growth media. Video and still images enable evaluation of multiple independent growth chambers for the entire plant life cycle from seed germination through maturity. Results could identify suitable methods to produce crops on a larger scale for future space missions.


Crew Medical Restraint System (CMRS) Checkout: Today, the crew performed the annual checkout of the CMRS. The crew inspected patient harnesses with shoulder straps, patient restraints, Crew Medical Officer (CMO) restraints, areas beneath Kapton tape, and the head restraint. The CMRS is a resin platform designed for patient restraint and transport, spinal stabilization, and electrical isolation for defibrillation in the event of a medical emergency onboard the ISS.

Environmental Health System (EHS) Air Quality Monitor (AQM) Vent Vacuum: As part of regular preventive maintenance, the AQM vents were cleaned to remove dust buildup. The AQM is part of the EHS as an Intravehicular Activity (IVA) atmospheric monitor used to detect and measure Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) onboard the ISS.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Survey of IDA2 Striker
  • Mobile Transporter (MT) Translate from Worksite #6 to Worksite #3
  • Command and Control Software (CCS) MT Diagnostic Buffer Collection List (DBCL) Dump

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, August 23 (GMT 235)

  • LSG Ops
  • Standard Measures Presleep Questionnaire


  • PAO Event in COL

Wednesday, August 24 (GMT 236)

  • BCM Robot Test
  • CSA Outreach Video
  • ESA Powerbank Management
  • GLACIER Desiccant Swap
  • IceCube Cube Demo
  • ISS Ham Pass
  • ManD Print Remove
  • LSG Ops
  • SCEM/FLARE Fastener Loosen
  • Standard Measures
  • WiCo-2 Measurements
  • XROOTS Plant Photo


  • Brine Processor Bladder Remove and Install
  • WHC Manual Fill Initiation and Termination
  • UTS Offload EDV Swap
  • EHS TOCA WRS Analysis
  • WRS CWC-I Fill Initiation and Termination

Thursday, August 25 (GMT 237)

  • AWP
  • ESA Powerbank Stow
  • LSG Ops


  • FD/ISS Crew Conference

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

  • NutrISS MO8 Questionnaire
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Measurement
  • Virtual Audio Configuration for JEM
  • Review of AstroPi Night-Time Photography Big Picture Words
  • Life Sciences Glovebox (LSG) Primary & Secondary Crew Restraint Unfold
  • EML Replacement of Quick-Speed Camera Lens
  • AstroPi Vis Setup in Node 2
  • CMRS Checkout
  • AstroPi Camera Lens Adjustment
  • XROOTS Water Refill
  • EHS AQM Vent Vacuum
  • XROOTS Status Check
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in COL
  • Recording of AstroPi Locations with Max360 Camera
  • Camera Shroud Installation
  • VIP Event in JEM