[sarex] ISS Status Report: SS07-32
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Fri Jun 29 16:14:16 PDT 2007
Arthur Rowe wrote:
> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
>> June 29, 2007
>> John Yembrick
>> Headquarters, Washington 202-358-0602
>> John Ira Petty
>> Johnson Space Center, Houston
>> STATUS REPORT: SS07-32
>> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS07-32
>> HOUSTON -- After the departure of the space shuttle Atlantis,
>> Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg
>> Kotov returned to their daily operations aboard the International
>> Space Station this week, while newly arrived Flight Engineer Clay
>> Anderson began conducting scientific experiments.
>> Atlantis landed in California June 22 after delivering a new
>> starboard truss segment and a set of solar arrays to the station.
>> Returning on the shuttle was Sunita Williams, who lived and worked
>> aboard the orbiting complex for six months. Anderson succeeded
>> Williams on the station and arrived with the Atlantis crew on June 10.
>> Anderson performed his first Saturday Science activity on June 23,
>> showing younger television viewers how Newton's laws apply to sports
>> activities, even in the microgravity of space.
>> On Monday, Anderson began work with a nutrition experiment. He
>> collected blood and urine samples and began logging all of the food
>> and drinks he consumed. The experiment tracks many vitamins and
>> minerals essential for good health. It is the most comprehensive
>> in-flight study to date of human physiological changes during
>> long-duration spaceflight. Also, Anderson and Kotov did a medical
>> emergency exercise, and Yurchikhin replaced one of three transmitters
>> on the Russian Regul communications system.
>> The crew inspected the lights and power systems and performed a
>> routine examination of the windows on the Russian Zvezda service
>> module on Tuesday.
>> Wednesday was filled with science. Each crew member completed medical
>> tests and periodic fitness evaluations, and worked with a variety of
>> Russian experiments. Kotov spent about two hours using a multimeter
>> to do resistance checks on the computer system in the Zvezda service
>> module. The two major computer systems there continue to function
>> well, with two of three "lanes," or data paths, of each system
>> Anderson wore an acoustic dosimeter on Thursday to check station
>> noise levels. He also worked with the Microgravity Science Glovebox
>> in an unsuccessful effort to complete a leak check. Troubleshooting
>> continues. Yurchikhin and Kotov spent more than two hours with the
>> Russian Profilaktika experiment, which looks at measures to
>> counteract the long-term effects of microgravity. Yurchikhin also
>> worked with the Matryoshka radiation detection experiment and Kotov
>> inventoried medical equipment inventory.
>> On Friday, Anderson did a routine cleaning of spacesuit cooling
>> loops. Yurchikhin and Kotov worked in the Russian segment, replacing
>> current converter units in the Zarya module.
>> For more about the crew's activities and station sighting
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