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EXP 10 STATUS - 10 MARCH 205

Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Crew Unloads Progress Cargo, Prepares for Airlock Repair Work*
The Expedition 10 crew tackled a wide range of activities Thursday 
aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov continued to unload items that arrived last week aboard the ISS 
Progress 17 spacecraft. The Progress delivered 4,631 pounds (2,100 
kilograms) of cargo, including food, supplies, fuel, oxygen, air and 
water. It also delivered cameras and lenses that will be used to 
photograph the thermal protection tiles of Space Shuttle Discovery as 
the Return to Flight mission approaches the Station in May or June. 
Chiao and Sharipov are keeping track of the transferred items with the 
Station Inventory Management System.

Chiao and Sharipov set up tools and cameras for next week's repair work 
in the Quest Airlock. Their task next week is to install a new heat 
exchanger in Quest, which should allow resumption of U.S. spacewalks 
from the orbiting laboratory.

The duo also monitored the progress of science experiments, maintained 
Station systems and exercised.

Meanwhile, U.S. flight controllers performed a thermal analysis of 
Control Moment Gyro No. 1, which failed in 2002 and will be replaced 
during a spacewalk by the STS-114 crew in May or June.

International Space Station Status Report No. 12 
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