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EXP 11 AWAITS ARRIUVAL OF CARGO SPACECRAFT 13 JUNE 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

Expedition 11 Awaits Arrival of Cargo Spacecraft

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev Expedition 11 is busy preparing 
for the arrival of a new Russian cargo spacecraft. The new Progress 
cargo ship will arrive at the International Space Station on June 18, 
bringing extra oxygen supplies and filters for a faulty Russian oxygen 
generator. Currently, the crew is burning oxygen generator candles 
inside the Station. Plenty of oxygen is available onboard the Station, 
since supplies are replenished with each visiting supply ship.



Commander Sergei Krikalev has lived and worked in space longer than any 
human except one – Cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev. Krikalev will break 
Avdeyev’s record in August with his combined six missions, including one 
on the Mir Space Station and two on the ISS.

Meanwhile, Flight Engineer and NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips 
has been participating in an experiment that measures muscle tone in the 
legs and feet. Researchers are studying bone and muscle loss in 
microgravity and how to counteract it on future long-duration space 
missions.
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