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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC
Report #29 
3 a.m. CDT Saturday, June 29, 2002 
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas 

A Russian Progress resupply craft docked to the International Space
Station early today, three days after its launch from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  Aboard the unpiloted Progress 8 are food, fuel
and supplies for the space station and its Expedition 5 crew.
The Progress docked to the aft port of the station's Zvezda Service
Module at 1:23 a.m. CDT as the two spacecraft orbited about 240 statute
miles above Central Asia.  Shortly after first contact, hooks and latches
engaged between the Progress and Zvezda to lock the two together.
Expedition 5 crewmembers, Commander Valery Korzun, Astronaut Peggy
Whitson and Cosmonaut Sergei Treschev, will do leak checks between the
Progress and Zvezda before opening hatches at about 4:30 a.m. to gain
access to the newly arrived vehicle. The crew will unload its cargo
during the coming days.
Progress 8 replaces the Progress 7 cargo carrier at the space station. 
Progress 7 was undocked early Tuesday and deorbited later that morning. 
It burned in the Earth's atmosphere with its load of trash from the ISS.
This week, the crew continued to settle into its new home and conduct
scientific experiments. Whitson and Treschev worked to activate the
Zeolite Crystal Growth Furnace, and Korzun and Whitson performed their
first of several monthly sessions with the Pulmonary Function experiment
to test their lung capabilities while living in a microgravity
environment. Whitson took the first samples from the Advanced
Astroculture soybean plant growth experiment. 

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 on Friday, July 5, or sooner if
events warrant.
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