[sarex] ISS Status Report: SS07-30
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Fri Jun 1 15:51:59 PDT 2007
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> June 1, 2007
> John Yembric
> Headquarters, Washington
> John Ira Petty
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> STATUS REPORT: SS07-30
> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS07-30
> HOUSTON - The Expedition 15 crew completed the first of three planned
> spacewalks this week and prepared for the upcoming arrival of space
> shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.
> On Wednesday, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg
> Kotov stepped outside the station and installed five additional
> debris protection panels on the conical section of the Zvezda Service
> Module, the area between its large and small diameters. The aluminum
> debris protection panels are designed to shield the module from
> Also during the spacewalk, the cosmonauts relocated a Global
> Positioning System (GPS) antenna cable. The cosmonauts moved the GPS
> cable to assist the rendezvous and docking of the European Automated
> Transfer Vehicle later this year.
> On June 6, Yurchikhin and Kotov are set to wear Russian spacesuits
> again and install 12 additional protection panels on Zvezda. They
> also will install a section of an Ethernet cable on the Zarya module
> and a Russian experiment called Biorisk on the Pirs Docking
> During the second spacewalk, Flight Engineer Suni Williams will remain
> aboard the station as the spacewalk choreographer, as she did this
> week, advising and keeping the spacewalkers on schedule.
> Additionally this week, Williams packed science payload and personal
> items she will bring with her when she returns to Earth at the end of
> the upcoming STS-117 shuttle mission, scheduled for launch Friday,
> June 8 at 7:38 p.m. EDT.
> Williams collected her fifth and final set of blood and urine samples
> for the Nutritional Status Assessment, which measures physiological
> changes in the human body during spaceflight. The samples are stored
> at minus 80 degrees Celsius in the Minus-Eighty Laboratory Freezer.
> The experiment will help researchers understand bone metabolism,
> oxidative damage, vitamin and mineral status and hormonal changes and
> how they relate to stress, bone and muscle metabolism. The results
> should provide a better understanding of what happens
> physiologically, and when it happens, to crew members on
> long-duration space missions.
> Science activities on the International Space Station are coordinated
> by NASA payload teams at Johnson Space Center, Houston, and Marshall
> Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. Marshall is the home of the
> Payload Operations Center linked to Mission Control in Houston.
> For more about the crew's activities and station sighting
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