[sarex] Station Crew Measures Up
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Tue Apr 24 14:55:17 PDT 2007
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*Station Crew Measures Up*
ISS014-E-19587 : Oleg V. Kotov and Sunita L. WilliamsImage above: Flight
engineers Oleg Kotov (foreground) and Sunita Williams participate in a
Space Station Remote Manipulator System training session using the
Robotic Onboard Trainer simulator in the Unity node of the International
Space Station. Image credit: NASA
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The Expedition 15 crew members aboard the International Space Station
enjoyed a light-duty schedule Tuesday, conducting medical operations
proficiency reviews and experiment hardware maintenance.
Before breakfast, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg
Kotov and Suni Williams took measurements of their body masses and calf
volumes. These routine checks allow them to test the efficacy of
countermeasures to the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Later, Suni Williams performed regular maintenance on some of the
station's exercise equipment, including the Resistive Exercise Device --
or RED -- and the treadmill.
Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi and the station's previous crew,
Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer
Mikhail Tyurin, landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft in the
steppes of Kazakhstan on Saturday at 8:31 a.m. EDT.
Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin will now spend several weeks in Star City, near
Moscow, for debriefing and medical examinations.
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