[sarex] Space Station Reboost Wednesday Night
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Wed May 23 13:44:30 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Space Station Reboost Wednesday Night*
Image above: Fyodor Yurchikhin (left), Oleg Kotov (right) and Sunita
Williams photographed during a teleconference in the Zvezda Service
Module. Image credit: NASA
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The next station reboost is scheduled for May 23 at about 7:30 p.m. EDT,
using the ISS Progress 25 thrusters. The purpose of the maneuver is to
position the station for the STS-117 launch in June.
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov continue
preparations for their upcoming spacewalk. The spacewalkers spent
several hours checking out and readying their spacesuits and charging
battery packs. Yurchikhin will wear the Russian Orlan suit with red
stripes and Kotov will wear the suit with blue stripes. A pre-spacewalk
fitness evaluation was conducted on the two cosmonauts, which involved a
cardiovascular evaluation using the cycle ergometer.
+ Expedition 15 Spacewalk Briefing Materials, May 23, 2007
To check water quality, Flight Engineer Sunita Williams took samples of
potable water for chemical and microbial analysis. Some samples will be
returned to Earth on STS-117, while a quicker microbial in-flight
sampling is done using the Micro Sample In-Flight Analysis Packet.
Williams conducted the status check and filter inspection of the science
experiment of seed germination modules and nematode worms housed in the
Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus incubator. Students in the
U.S. and Malaysia are participating in educational activities in their
classrooms while monitoring the growth in orbit.
+ Read more about the Progress 25 docking
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ View crew daily timelines
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