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EXP 5 STATUS REPORT





Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

The Expedition Five crewmembers will spend several hours today working on
the International Space Station's treadmill exercise machine. They will
replace the Treadmill Vibration Isolation System, or TVIS, which
malfunctioned in July. The TVIS is designed to significantly reduce or
eliminate vibration during workouts that would otherwise perturb
sensitive microgravity experiments being conducted on the station. 

At 1:30 p.m. CDT (1830 GMT), all nine astronauts and cosmonauts will
participate in a press briefing from the U.S. Destiny Laboratory. The
news conference will air live on NASA TV.

Later today, one of the radiators on the newly installed S1 (S-One) Truss
will be remotely deployed to verify the connections established during
the first spacewalk last week. When fully extended, it will measure 23
meters (75 feet) in length. 

During the overnight period, flight controllers in Mission Control tested
a television camera on the newly installed S1. The new camera worked
flawlessly, providing unique views of the station's exterior and the
docked shuttle. 

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