[sarex] ISS Crew Readies for Move
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Wed Mar 28 13:41:18 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Crew Readies for Move*
ISS014-E-17858 : Michael Lopez-Alegria drinks beverageImage above:
Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria drinks a beverage in the Zvezda Service
Module of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA
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The Expedition 14 crew members enjoyed a half day of off-duty time
Wednesday on the eve of their short trip to relocate their Soyuz TMA
spacecraft to a different docking port on the International Space Station.
Thursday afternoon, Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and flight engineers
Mikhail Tyurin and Sunita Williams will board their Soyuz TMA-9
spacecraft and move it from the Earth-facing port of the station's Zarya
module to the aft port of the Zvezda module.
The move is being made to clear the Zarya port for the arrival of
Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg
Kotov, along with spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi. Docking their
Soyuz to Zarya after their scheduled April 7 launch will allow them to
avoid a relocation move later in their expedition.
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In preparation for Thursday's activities, the unpiloted Progress 23
cargo craft was undocked from the aft port of the Zvezda service module
on Tuesday. The cargo craft, filled with trash and unneeded items from
the station, was commanded several hours after undocking to re-enter the
Earth's atmosphere and burn up over the Pacific Ocean.
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