[sarex] Crew Unloads Supplies, Preps for Spacewalk
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Fri Jan 26 14:35:18 PST 2007
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*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
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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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