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Station Crews Continue Shared Activities



*Submitted by Arthur N1ORC -  AMSAT A/C #31468

Station Crews Continue Shared Activities*

The five men aboard the International Space Station are continuing a 
steady work pace, conducting science and maintaining onboard systems. 
The Expedition 10 crewmembers -- Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight 
Engineer Salizhan Sharipov -- also have been briefing the Expedition 11 
crew that arrived Sunday.

They also are preparing the Station for next month's arrival of Space 
Shuttle Discovery. During a televised interview Wednesday, NASA ISS 
Science Officer John Phillips of the Expedition 11 crew said they were 
getting the airlocks ready for docking and the transfer of equipment and 
supplies that Discovery will deliver.

"In the last couple of days," Phillips said, "Leroy and I have been 
working more or less full time doing things that will help prepare for 
the Shuttle's arrival."

Astronaut Roberto Vittori of Italy arrived with Expedition 11 on Sunday, 
and he is conducting a series of scientific experiments during his stay 
aboard the Station. He will return to Earth with Expedition 10 next week.

Chiao, Sharipov and Vittori will leave the Station April 24 in the Soyuz 
that brought Expedition 10 to the orbiting laboratory. Their landing is 
scheduled for 6:08 p.m. EDT that day in Kazakhstan.
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