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EXP 10 STATUS - 20 JANUARY 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition 10 Readies for First Spacewalk*
Spacewalk preparations continued to command the attention of the 
Expedition 10 crew on Thursday aboard the International Space Station.

Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov's 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. This will be the first 
of two spacewalks scheduled for Expedition 10.

Thursday's preparations included activation and inspection of the 
Russian Orlan spacesuits they will use. Chiao and Sharipov also charged 
a second set of Orlan batteries, installed helmet lights and tested 
pressure equalization valve components between the Zvezda Service Module 
and the Pirs Docking Compartment. The spacewalk will be based out of Pirs
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