[sarex] ISS Status Report: SS06-041
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Fri Sep 22 14:10:49 PDT 2006
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> Sept. 22, 2006
> Grey Hautaluoma
> Headquarters, Washington
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> STATUS REPORT: SS06-041
> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS06-041
> A handover continues aboard the International Space Station, with the
> 13th crew ending six months aboard and the 14th crew starting six
> months in orbit.
> Joint crew operations continue through next week, until Expedition 13
> Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer and NASA Science Officer
> Jeff Williams, and Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari undock and
> land their Soyuz spacecraft on Thursday, Sept. 28.
> The new crew, Expedition 14 Commander and NASA Science Officer Mike
> Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, docked to the
> complex with Ansari on Wednesday. European Space Agency astronaut
> Thomas Reiter, who arrived at the station aboard the Space Shuttle
> Discovery in July and has served as flight engineer for Expedition
> 13, will remain on the station and join Expedition 14. Ansari is a
> U.S. businesswoman spending eight days on the station under a
> commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency.
> During the weekend, Vinogradov and Tyurin may work with the Elektron
> oxygen-generating system to install a new liquids unit, a component
> that overheated early this week.
> Several crew events will be broadcast live on NASA TV next week. On
> Monday, Sept. 25, at 5:40 a.m. EDT, all crew members will participate
> in a news conference with Russian media. At 12:17 p.m. EDT Monday,
> Williams and Lopez-Alegria will be interviewed by CBS News and AP TV.
> On Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 12:04 p.m. EDT, Williams and Lopez-Alegria
> will be interviewed by CNN Espanol and the Houston Chronicle. On
> Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 12:28 p.m. EDT the crews will hold a station
> change of command ceremony.
> On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2:35 p.m. EDT, NASA TV will begin coverage
> of a farewell ceremony and closing of the hatches as the Expedition
> 13 crew and Ansari prepare to depart. The hatches between the station
> and the departing Soyuz will be closed about 2:45 p.m. EDT. NASA TV
> coverage of the Soyuz undocking will begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT.
> Coverage of the Soyuz deorbit and landing will begin at 8 p.m. EDT.
> The Soyuz will fire its engines at 8:20 pm. EDT to begin its descent.
> Landing is at 9:10 p.m. EDT in Kazakhstan.
> The next station status report will be issued after the Expedition 13
> crew and Ansari land. For information about the crew's activities and
> station sighting opportunities, visit:
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