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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

International Space Station Status Report #02-52 
4 p.m. CST, Friday, Nov. 15, 2002 
Expedition Five Crew

The Expedition 5 crewmembers - Commander Valery Korzun, NASA ISS Science
Officer Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev - spent their
23rd week in space continuing preparations for the arrival of their
replacements, the Expedition 6 crew. 

During the week, Expedition 5 packed, checked and labeled experiment
racks, and did a dry run of the installation of the Port One (P1) truss
segment onto the ISS using the Canadarm2. The crew also performed
maintenance on the VOA (volatile organics analyzer), which looks for
volatile organic compounds in the station's atmosphere, and replaced a
cable on the station's treadmill. They also set up the EarthKam equipment
to give over 2,000 students and teachers across the U.S. and Japan a
chance to take pictures of the Earth using a remotely controlled camera
aboard the station. Whitson deactivated the camera Friday, but Expedition
6 will reactivate it for use during its mission. 

The space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Expedition 6 crew, along
with the P1 truss, to the station during the STS-113 mission. The P1 will
be the third segment of the station's integrated truss system to be
launched this year. Part of the station's backbone, it is one of 11 such
truss segments that will support cooling radiators power-producing solar
arrays and a railroad on which the Canadarm2 can move. 

Preparations continue for the launch next week of Endeavour to the ISS
next week. 

Information on the crew's activities, future launch dates, as well as
station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is available
on the Internet at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov 

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: http://scipoc.msfc.nasa.gov 

The next ISS status report will be incorporated into the first STS-113
mission status report beginning after the launch of Endeavour, or sooner,
if developments warrant. 

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