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STS-106 - Report # 17 Ham radio transferred to ISS!



Excerpt from STS-106
Report # 17
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 - 7 a.m. CDT

In the final hours of docked operations between Atlantis and the
International Space Station the seven member crew continued transferring
supplies and equipment, including an exercise treadmill, for use by the
first resident crew later this year.

Cargo transfer continues to proceed ahead of schedule with 4,285 pounds of
supplies, water and equipment being moved from Atlantis to the station and
762 pounds of material carried to Atlantis for the return trip home.  Among
the supplies transferred to station today were additional food, a food
warmer, a ham radio and the last of the computer equipment for the first
station residents.  About six hours of transfer activity remains for the
crew tomorrow when they will move some final water containers and food to
the station. The crew also has completed unloading supplies from the
Progress cargo craft and reloading that craft with trash. The cargo craft
will be undocked from the station remotely before the first resident crew
arrives later this year.


Atlantis is in a 206 x 199 nautical mile orbit with all systems functioning
normally.  The next STS-106 status report will be issued about 8 a.m. Sunday
or sooner if events warrant.


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