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EXP 11 STATUS - 22 JUNE 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

    Crew Unpacks Progress, Works Inside PMA-3 - Krikalev inside Progress


 Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev works inside the newly arrived 
Progress spacecraft.

Since the arrival of an unpiloted cargo ship last Saturday, the 
Expedition 11 crew has been unpacking equipment and replenishing 
supplies aboard the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 18 
spacecraft delivered food, water, propellant, experiment hardware and 
spare parts for the Station.

Among the delivered supplies were replacement parts for the Station's 
Elektron, a malfunctioning oxygen-generating system. Expedition 11 
Commander Sergei Krikalev is installing the new parts this week in 
preparation for a full Elektron test, which is scheduled for Friday.

NASA ISS Science Officer and Flight Engineer John Phillips visited a 
part of the Station on Tuesday that he had never before entered. He and 
Krikalev opened the hatch to Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3), which 
had not been entered by any crew since it was moved to its current 
position in March 2001. After performing maintenance tasks inside PMA-3 
for several hours, they resealed the hatch and depressurized the module.
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