[sarex] Expedition 15 Prepares the Station for STS-118
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Wed Aug 8 11:23:49 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Expedition 15 Prepares the Station for STS-118*
The station crew is preparing the International Space Station for the
arrival of space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-118. Endeavour is
targeted for launch Wednesday at 6:36 p.m. EDT and will arrive at the
station two days later.
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay
Anderson have shifted their sleep schedule to align their operations
with the arriving shuttle crew. They have been packing items for return
aboard Endeavour and have conducted conferences with ground controllers
and the STS-118 crew members.
The Expedition 15 crew members have also been unpacking items from the
newly arrived Progress 26 (P26) cargo craft. The P26 docked to the
station’s Pirs docking compartment Sunday at 2:40 p.m. The cargo craft
delivered over 5,000 pounds of food, fuel, air and spare parts.
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