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EXP 10 STATUS - 21 MARCH 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

*Expedition 10Crew Begins New Week with Preparations for Upcoming Spacewalk
*After a weekend filled with light duty and routine cleaning chores, the 
Expedition 11 crew began the new week with preparations for the 
spacewalk scheduled for March 28.

In the morning, Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov reviewed the 
deployment procedures for Nanosat, a Russian satellite experiment that 
the crew will place into orbit near the end of next week's spacewalk. 
Meanwhile, Commander Leroy Chiao spent the morning attending to some 
routine tasks and physical exercise.

Afterwards, Chiao spent the remainder of the morning and afternoon 
preparing the equipment and tools for the upcoming spacewalk. Chiao 
began charging the first battery pack for the Russian Orlan spacesuit 
and prepared the replaceable components for the suit.

Since spacewalk preparations are expected to fill most of the crew's 
time for the week, no further troubleshooting on the Elektron oxygen 
generating system that failed on Thursday is planned until next week. In 
the meantime, the crew continues to receive sufficient oxygen from other 
sources on the Station.

International Space Station Status Report 14 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2005/iss05-14.html> 
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