[sarex] Expedition 14 Crew Preps for Progress 24

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 12 15:11:50 PST 2007


\*Expedition 14 Crew Preps for Progress 24*

Image above: Gibraltar Bay in the western Mediterranean Sea, as 
photographed by an Expedition 14 crew member. Image credit: NASA. TO 

Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineers Mikhail Tyurin and 
Suni Williams spent the past week preparing for the arrival of ISS 
Progress 24. The cargo craft will launch on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from the 
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan shortly after 9:00 p.m. EST. The 
docking is planned for Friday, Jan. 19 at approximately 10:00 p.m. The 
new Russian cargo ship will bring about 2½ tons of food, fuel, oxygen 
and supplies to the complex, including clothing and spacewalk hardware 
for the next station crew that will arrive in April.

Packed with discarded items, Progress 22 will undock from the station’s 
Pirs Docking Compartment Tuesday, Jan. 16 around 6:30 p.m. and its 
engines will be fired three hours later to send it back into the 
atmosphere where it will burn up.

In other activities, the crew worked for several hours in the Zvezda 
Service Module on a major systems replacement task, trained on the 
Robotics Onboard Trainer and relocated it to a new rack in the Destiny 
lab. They also repaired and tested a Russian exercise machine.

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