[sarex] Crew Unloads Supplies, Preps for Spacewalk

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Fri Jan 26 14:35:18 PST 2007


*Crew Unloads Supplies, Preps for Spacewalk*

ISS014-E-12161 -- Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin Image above: Expedition 14 
Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin holds camera equipment as he floats in 
the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station. Image 
credit: NASA


The Expedition 14 crew members began the week unloading more than 2.5 
tons of supplies that were delivered to the station by the ISS Progress 
24 cargo craft. Supplies included food, gifts from home, clothing, spare 
parts, oxygen and water.

The crew members also started preparations for the upcoming spacewalks, 
with the first spacewalk scheduled for January 31. They readied the 
spacesuits to be worn by Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight 
Engineer Sunita Williams. Lopez-Alegria and Williams also used 
computer-based training to refresh their skills with the Simplified Aid 
For Extravehicular Activity Rescue (SAFER) jet pack. The SAFER backpack 
allows space walkers to fly themselves back to the station in the event 
they become untethered and separated from the complex.

+ Expedition 14 Mission Status Briefing Materials, Jan. 26, 2007 

The crew took time out from their work on Monday to speak with 
television host Martha Stewart. They also took time to field questions 
from schools in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and another in Winnebago, Neb. 
by amateur radio.

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