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Expedition 8 Continues Treadmill Maintenance

Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468

*Expedition 8 Continues Treadmill Maintenance
*March 10,2004

Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander 
Kaleri continued maintenance Wednesday on the International Space 
Station's Treadmill Vibration Isolation System.

They are replacing failed gyroscopes in the system that dampen 
vibrations from the treadmill. The maintenance, which began Tuesday, is 
slated to continue Thursday.

Kaleri also replaced parts on a water processor in the Russian segment.

On the science front, Foale prepared for an upcoming session with the 
Foot/Ground Reaction Forces During Spaceflight 
</station/science/experiments/fact_foot.html> (FOOT) experiment. During 
the session, he wears a special pair of instrumented leggings that allow 
researchers to measure forces on the feet, joint angles and muscle activity.

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