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STS-113-EXP 6 REPORT



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

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        Expedition six now in command of the ISS
Ken Bowersox,(KD5JBP)       Expedition Six Commander
Nikolai Budarin,(RV3FB)     Expedition Six Flight Engineer
Don Pettit,(KD5MDT)         Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer
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Endeavour Undocks from ISS
The STS-113 and Expedition Five crews began their journey home today when
Space Shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station.
Undocking occurred at 2:05 p.m. CST (2005 GMT) as the two spacecraft flew
over northwestern Australia.

The STS-113 crew delivered the P1 (P-One) Truss to the station and
performed three spacewalks to activate and outfit the new component.
Also, more than 1,134 kilograms (2,500 pounds) of cargo were transferred
between the shuttle and station. Endeavour delivered the Expedition Six
crew to the station and is returning Expedition Five Commander Valery
Korzun, Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev and NASA ISS Science Officer
Peggy Whitson to Earth.

Later today, the STS-113 crew will release two miniature satellites as
part of the MEMS-based PICOSAT Inspector, or MEPSI, experiment. The
satellites, which are tethered, will fly for three days to demonstrate
the launcher assembly and the use of micro technologies in space.

Endeavour is scheduled to touch down at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at
2:48 p.m. CST (2048 GMT) Wednesday. Early forecasts call for a threat of
thunderstorms and rain in the vicinity of the landing facility Wednesday.

The STS-113 Landing Ground Tracks for Wednesday are available.

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