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EXP 10 STATUS - 18 JANUARY 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition 10 Continues Spacewalk Prep*
Aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, the Expedition 10 
crewmembers prepared for the first spacewalk of their mission. They 
discussed the event with flight controllers in Mission Control, Moscow.

Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov charged batteries in one of the 
Russian Orlan spacesuits that will be used during the excursion. He and 
Commander Leroy Chiao gathered equipment from around the Station that 
they will use while spacewalking.

The 5.5-hour excursion is scheduled for Jan. 26, beginning about 1:25 
a.m. CST (0725 GMT). It has been extended by one hour to give the 
spacewalkers time to photograph some external elements of the Station.

Also on Tuesday, the crew completed the daily exercise regimen and 
downlinked data from the exercise equipment to the ground.

Over the weekend, Russian flight controllers fired the engines on the 
docked ISS Progress 16 spacecraft during a 20-minute, 10-second maneuver 
that raised the Station's orbit by about 5.5 miles (9 kilometers).

International Space Station Status Report #2 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2005/iss05-2.html>
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