[sarex] ISS Crew Tests New Oxygen Generator
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Tue Oct 2 15:56:47 PDT 2007
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*Crew Tests New Oxygen Generator*
ISS015-E-29992 : Astronaut Clay Anderson smiles for photo mage above:
Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Clay Anderson smiles for a photo while
using a communication system in the Zvezda Service Module of the
International Space Station. Credit: NASA
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The Expedition 15 crew members Tuesday began a test of a new
oxygen-generating system and continued with preparations for their
return to Earth and the arrival of the next crew to the International
Flight Engineer Clay Anderson activated the Oxygen Generation System
(OGS) in the Destiny lab. He then took readings with a sound level meter
to measure its noise levels.
While the OGS operates at 50 percent capacity, flight controllers will
evaluate its performance. The OGS is designed to supply oxygen for a
full station complement of six crew members.
Anderson, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov
continue with preparations for their departure and for the arrival of
the next crew. The Expedition 16 crew, Commander Peggy Whitson and
Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko, will launch from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 10 and arrive at the station on Oct. 12.
Accompanying Expedition 16 is Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh
Muszaphar Shukor, who will return to Earth on Oct. 21 with Yurchikhin
and Kotov. Anderson will remain on the station with Expedition 16 until
his replacement, Flight Engineer Dan Tani, arrives on space shuttle
Discovery later in October.
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