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	2002 International Space Station Status Report #12

Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:13:48 -0600 (CST)
From: info@jsc.nasa.gov
Subject: 2002 International Space Station Status Report #12

 3 p.m. CST, Friday, Feb. 22, 2002 
 Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas 
 The International Space Station Expedition 4 crew returned to normal
activities today after Wednesday’s successful spacewalk and what largely
was a day of rest on Thursday. Commander Yury Onufrienko and astronauts
Carl Walz and Dan Bursch participated in a number of medical tests,
including post-spacewalk checkouts for Walz and Bursch.

Also today, Houston’s Mission Control Center and the crew began a
transition to new software for the station’s computers, a process that is
proceeding well and will continue with checkouts for several days.

Many of today’s medical tests on crewmembers were done in the U.S.
laboratory Destiny, in which the crew resumed work early this morning. As
a precaution, they had spent much of the past 48 hours in the Russian
segment while an air freshening system removed a musty odor that had
spread through U.S. modules Wednesday. The odor originated from a Quest
Airlock system that was being used to cleanse spacesuit air scrubbers
Wednesday afternoon. The crew reported few remnants of the smell in the
station this morning.

Russian flight controllers reboosted the station Thursday using the
Progress vehicle docked at the rear of the Zvezda living quarters module.
The reboost, performed in two segments, raised the altitude of the
station by a little less than three statute miles to an average altitude
of about 239 miles.

Information on the crew’s activities aboard the space station, future
launch dates, as well as station sighting opportunities from anywhere on
the Earth, is available on the Internet at:


Details on station science operations can be found on an Internet site
administered by the Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., at:


The next ISS status report will be issued March 1, or sooner, if
developments warrant.

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