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ISS STATUS 2/05/2004




    Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC


*Cargo Transfer Continues; Crew Test Fires Progress Thrusters*
For the third straight day, the Expedition 8 crew's schedule Thursday 
included cargo transfers. Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale and 
Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri continued to unload the newly arrived 
Progress </station/assembly/elements/progress/index.html> 13 cargo ship.

The Progress, which arrived Jan. 31, delivered 5,171 pounds (2,346 
kilograms) of fresh food, clothes, spare parts and other equipment for 
the Station.

The crew also tested the Progress' thrusters. The thrusters will be used 
in the future to raise the Station's orbit.

On the science front, Kaleri set up equipment for a Russian radiobiology 
experiment. Foale prepared for upcoming activities with the Cellular 
Biotechnology Operations Support System/Fluid Dynamics Investigation 
<http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/background/facts/cbossfdi.html>.




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