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Station Crew Conducts Spacesuit Test




    Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC


*Station Crew Conducts Spacesuit Test*
Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander 
Kaleri conducted a spacesuit test Thursday in preparation for their Feb. 
26 spacewalk.

They put on their Russian Orlan spacesuits and tested their ability to 
enter the hatch through the Soyuz spacecraft in case there is a problem 
re-entering the ISS through the Pirs Docking Compartment 
</station/assembly/elements/pirs/index.html>.

The spacewalk is slated to begin at 3 p.m. CST (2100 GMT) Feb. 26. NASA 
TV </realdata/nasatv/index.html>'s coverage will begin at 2 p.m. (2000 
GMT). This will be the first ISS spacewalk conducted by a two-member crew.

In other activities Thursday, Foale worked with a protein crystal growth 
experiment in the Microgravity Science Glovebox. Kaleri sent to Earth 
data he had collected for a Russian plant growth experiment




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