[sarex] Station Crew Observes Hurricane Felix

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Tue Sep 4 14:55:53 PDT 2007


*Station Crew Observes Hurricane Felix*

Image above: Category 5 Hurricane Felix is pictured churning through the 
Caribbean from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV : TO 
VIEW IMAGE GO TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

The Expedition 15 crew was able to view Hurricane Felix over two orbital 
passes this weekend. During the first pass Felix was churning through 
the Caribbean as a category 5 storm with winds up to 165 miles per hour. 
During the second pass Felix was nearing Honduras and Nicaragua with 
slightly weaker winds.

After a quiet weekend, the crew is back to work preparing for a test of 
a navigation system. The navigation system will help guide the Automated 
Transfer Vehicle when it docks to the International Space Station early 
next year. Dubbed “Jules Verne” the new cargo vehicle was built by the 
European Space Agency and is planned for launch no earlier than Jan. 31, 

+ Read about the PMA-3 relocation 
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