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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC AMSAT A/C 331468

Crew Readies Station for Progress Cargo Ship

Expedition 11 spent last week performing maintenance, experiments and 
ensuring the International Space Station has plenty of oxygen. The crew 
is also preparing for the arrival of a Russian Progress cargo vehicle on 
June 18, as well as the Space Shuttle’s Return to Flight on July 13.

Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips repaired the 
Station’s treadmill after detecting a faulty restraint cable. The 
crewmembers performed a variety of biomedical experiments. They also 
inspected fire extinguishers and monitored carbon dioxide and 
formaldehyde levels.

On Monday, the crew began burning two oxygen candles a day as it awaits 
the arrival of more oxygen delivered by a Progress cargo ship next 
month. In preparation for STS-114 – the first Space Shuttle mission to 
visit the Station in more than two years – Phillips depressurized a 
docking port and an airlock, readying the modules for upcoming spacewalks.

The Station's Elektron oxygen-generating system is out of operation. 
Meanwhile, plentiful supplies of oxygen remain available from multiple 
Station sources.
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