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ISS Crew Handover Activities Continue

    Submitted by Arthur-N1ORC - Amsat #31468

*ISS Crew Handover Activities Continue*
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 8 Commander Michael 
Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri continued handover activities 
with their replacements, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA 
ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke.

Expedition 8 is wrapping up a six-month stay on the Station, and 
Expedition 9 is beginning a tour of duty that will end in October. 
Foale, Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut André Kuipers are 
scheduled to leave the ISS and return to Earth on April 29.

Kuipers continued to work with science experiments. Kuipers flew to the 
ISS with Expedition 9 under an agreement between ESA and the Federal 
Space Agency of Russia. Fincke charged batteries associated with 
Kuipers' experiments.

In other activities, Kaleri replenished water in the Elektron oxygen 
generation system, and Foale filled out the weekly food questionnaire 
that keeps track of his nutritional intake.

*NASA TV </realdata/nasatv/> *
Check out NASA TV's schedule </spacenews/releases/2004/N04-050.html> for 
coverage of upcoming ISS activities. NASA TV will carry an in-flight 
news conference featuring all five crewmembers at 7:41 a.m. CDT (1241 
GMT) Friday.

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