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Re: EXP 9 STATUS 27 AUGUST 2004



I'll second that.  Mike Fincke is the first astronaut that I've felt
"hero worship" for since I was a kid.  Kudos to Mike.

-Freeman, N5FPP

On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 17:33, Scott Avery WA6LIE wrote:
> Congrats to Mike Fincke!!
> 
> It appears that Mike is a "MacGyver" in space, and a HAM to boot!
> Personally, I never seen an Astronaut that has been able to "just make it 
> work"!
> Come up with NEW tools and techniques is American engineering at work.. in 
> SPACE!
> Mike has very MANY talents, and has been heard around the world in MANY 
> different languages on Amateur Radio.
> I will be honored (again) to talk to Mike in the near future.
> 
> Hats off to you Mike Fincke!
> 
> 73, Scott Avery, Salinas Ca.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Arthur Z Rowe" <n1orc@surfgate.net>
> To: <SAREX@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 3:25 PM
> Subject: [sarex] EXP 9 STATUS 27 AUGUST 2004
> 
> 
> > Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468
> >
> > * Expedition 9 Prepares for Spacewalk, Works on Spacesuit
> > <http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-49.html>*
> > The Expedition 9 crewmembers completed another busy week aboard the
> > International Space Station. A large portion of their work centered on
> > spacewalk preparations and spacesuit repairs. Early in the week, they
> > performed the most complex spacesuit repair job ever conducted in flight
> > on a U.S. spacesuit.
> >
> > NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke successfully replaced a water pump
> > in the suit's cooling system and performed other troubleshooting tasks
> > on the suit, which had experienced cooling problems earlier this year.
> > Tests indicate that the new pump is working perfectly. Engineers on
> > Earth are analyzing data to determine if the spacesuit, which is known
> > as an Extravehicular Mobility Unit, can be cleared for use.
> >
> > Throughout the week, Commander Gennady Padalka and Fincke gathered tools
> > and reviewed timelines in preparation for their Sept. 3 spacewalk. The
> > excursion, which will be Expedition 9's fourth spacewalk at the ISS, is
> > scheduled to begin at 11:50 a.m. CDT (1650 GMT). The spacewalk will use
> > Russian Orlan spacesuits and be based out of the Pirs Docking
> > Compartment. NASA TV
> > <http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/index.html>'s spacewalk
> > coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. CDT (1530).
> >
> > While the crew slept Wednesday night, Russian flight controllers fired
> > the thrusters on the ISS Progress
> > <http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/progress/index.html>
> > 15 in a maneuver to raise the orbit of the Station. The Progress raised
> > the Station's orbit by 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers). This was the second
> > maneuver using Progress 15, with a third scheduled for September. The
> > Station's orbit is being raised to prepare it for the arrival of
> > Expedition 10 in October.
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