[sarex] Busy Month Sees Hurricanes and Visitor Preps
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Fri Sep 21 15:22:23 PDT 2007
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*Busy Month Sees Hurricanes and Visitor Preps*
21 SEPTEMBER 2007
Hurricane IvoImage above: This view from the International Space Station
shows Hurricane Ivo in the Pacific Ocean nearing Baja California.
Credit: NASA TV TO VIEW IMAGE GO
Video cameras on the International Space Station captured Hurricane Ivo
in the Pacific Ocean as it was heading towards Baja California. Earlier
this month, the station crew also viewed Hurricanes Felix and Humberto
as they were churning in the Gulf of Mexico.
A station reboost is planned for Sept. 24. The orbital firing will put
the ISS in the correct attitude for the upcoming Soyuz TMA-11 and Space
Shuttle Discovery dockings in October.
With the Progress 25 undocking on Sept. 18, the aft port of the Zvezda
service module is open and ready for the relocation of the Soyuz TMA-10
on Sept. 27. The relocation opens up the Zarya nadir, or earth-facing,
port for the arrival of Expedition 16 in its Soyuz TMA-11 on Oct. 12.
Discovery arrives Oct. 25 on the STS-120 mission bringing with it the
Harmony Node 2. Harmony enables the station to add two new European and
Japanese space laboratories on upcoming missions.
Aboard the station, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers
Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson continue packing items for return to Earth
aboard Discovery. The crew members also measured their body mass. The
measurements are taken to study the effects of microgravity on
+ View crew daily timelines
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ Read more about Expedition 16
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