[sarex] Crew Focuses on Maintenance
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*Crew Focuses on Maintenance, Experiments and Fitness May5, 2007*
ISS015-E-05640 --- Sunita Williams works with the Lab-on-a-Chip
Application Development-Portable Test System experimentImage above:
Sunita Williams, Expedition 15 flight engineer, works with the
Lab-on-a-Chip Application Development-Portable Test System (LOCAD-PTS)
experiment. LOCAD-PTS is a handheld device for rapid detection of
biological and chemical substances onboard the station. Image credit: NASA
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Expedition 15 is busy at work inside the International Space Station.
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov have been
measuring their calf volume and body mass. They have also been
counteracting the effects of microgravity with preventive health
maintenance fitness tests on a stationary cycle ergometer. They will
continue these tests on a treadmill Tuesday.
The cosmonauts also worked inside the Progress cargo craft dismantling
gear for return to Earth on the space shuttle.
Flight Engineer Suni Williams activated and conducted operations on an
Air Force Research Laboratory Experiment that is studying elastic memory
technology. She also gathered air samples for bacterial and fungal
analysis. In the Zvezda service module Williams performed routine
maintenance of the Russian environmental control and life support system.
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