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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Expedition 7 Unloads Progress; Captures Images of Isabel
The Expedition 7 crew wrapped up a workweek Friday that featured
transferring cargo from the Progress 12 spacecraft to the International
Space Station.

Throughout the workweek, Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and
NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu transferred cargo from the Progress 12
spacecraft to the International Space Station. Progress 12, which
arrived at the ISS on Aug. 30, delivered about 2,268 kilograms (5,000
pounds) of food, supplies, equipment and fuel. 

In addition to unpacking and stowing the new items, Malenchenko and Lu
are taking inventory to keep track of the new cargo. Among the items
that they have unpacked are spare parts for the ISS Resistive Exercise
Device. The cargo ship also supplied the Station's atmosphere with
nitrogen. 

The crew and ISS cameras Thursday and Friday captured images of powerful
Hurricane Isabel as it moved westward over the Atlantic Ocean. Isabel's
sustained winds reached 258 kilometers (160 miles) per hour as it became
the Atlantic's first Category 5 hurricane since Mitch in 1998. The storm
could threaten the East Coast of the United States next week.

On the ground, engineers in Houston, Texas, continue to troubleshoot a
problem with hardware that was affecting communications between
Expedition 7 and the CAPCOMs in Houston, Moscow and Huntsville, Ala.
Communications are back to normal. 

Ask the Expert Answers
A new batch of Expedition 7 Ask the MCC answers is available. Also, read
the Expedition 7 crew answers. Visit Ask the Expert to submit a question
to the crew or MCC.

Check out the Gallery to see Malenchenko and Lu commemorate the
1,000th-consecutive day of human habitation on the ISS and a five-part
video tour of the Station by Lu. 

Expedition 7 education videos are available in the Gallery.

Read Expedition 7 NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu's latest letter from
the International Space Station. 

Expedition 7 Press Kit (3.4 Mb PDF)

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