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EXP 7 ACTIVITIES 6/17/03



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Malenchenko, Lu Continue Cargo Transfers
Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed
Lu continued unloading the Progress 11 cargo ship Tuesday. They are
using the Inventory Management System to help themselves and flight
controllers to keep track of the transfer of the 2,404 kilograms (5,300
pounds) of supplies and equipment that the Progress delivered to the ISS
last week. Malenchenko and Lu also participated in interviews with
KCRA-TV of Sacramento, Calif., and CNN.
On the ground, Russian flight controllers commanded the Progress'
thrusters to fire during standard tests. Meanwhile, U.S. flight
controllers in Houston, Texas and in Moscow performed a backup Mission
Control Center test. 
Lu Takes Debris Image June 12

This image was taken by Expedition 7 NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu from
the U.S. Destiny Laboratory window. Lu noticed the object floating away
from the Station and described it as a 5-centimeter long piece of metal.
Station managers and flight controllers estimate that the mass of the
object will cause it to de-orbit rapidly and will not cause damage to
the Station. Engineers are analyzing the imagery to determine what the
object is and where it might have originated. It is likely the object
came from the Station because of its similar speed and orbit relative to
the Station. 


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