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STS-113 MCC Status Report #10



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-113 MCC Status Report #10 
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002  8:00 a.m. CST 
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas 

A Thanksgiving Day spacewalk will highlight activities aboard Endeavour
and the International Space Station today. 

Endeavour Mission Specialists Mike Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington will
exit the station's Quest airlock for a second time during this mission to
begin a 6½-hour spacewalk. Scheduled to begin about 1:20 p.m. central
time, the work outside the station today will see Lopez-Alegria and
Herrington connect fluid lines from the new Port One (P1) truss segment
to the Starboard Zero (S0) truss; install a second wireless video antenna
system to the P1; relocate stanchions that were used to hold the P1 in
place during launch; and move a Crew Equipment Translation Aid railway
handcar from the P1 to the Starboard One (S1) truss. 

Endeavour Pilot Paul Lockhart will coordinate the spacewalk from the
orbiter's flight deck and Endeavour Commander Jim Wetherbee will provide
photo and TV support. From the ISS, Expedition Five NASA Science Officer
Peggy Whitson will provide robotic arm support using the station's
Canadarm2, and will be assisted by Expedition Six NASA ISS Science
Officer Don Pettit. 

Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun, Whitson and Flight Engineer
Sergei Treschev will also continue their handover and training briefings
for Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer Nikolai
Budarin and Pettit. 

Whitson and Bowersox will take some time today to test the station's
bicycle ergometer, which experienced some trouble over the weekend. In
addition to being used for exercise, it is used as part of a
pre-spacewalk protocol to purge nitrogen from crewmembers' bodies.
Testing of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly in the station's Destiny
laboratory continued overnight and showed that maintenance work performed
by the crew on Wednesday had resolved a faulty valve problem with the
system. 

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