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ISS STATUS REPORT #05-42 - 1 SEPTEMBER 2005



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*International Space Station Status Report #05-42*
*4 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 1, 2005*
*Expedition 11 Crew*

The International Space Stationís Expedition 11 crewmembers completed 20 
weeks in space this week and focused on an upcoming cargo ship exchange 
and computer software transition.

Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer and NASA ISS Science 
Officer John Phillips spent time packing the docked ISS Progress 18 
supply ship with items no longer needed on the Station. The unpiloted 
cargo craft will be undocked from the Zvezda moduleís aft port at 5:23 
p.m. CDT Wednesday. The Progress will later burn up in Earth's 
atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean.

A new supply ship, ISS Progress 19, will launch from the Baikonur 
Cosmodrome at 8:08 a.m. CDT Thursday. It will dock to the Station at 
9:50 a.m. CDT Sept. 10. Food, water, fuel, clothing and other supplies 
will be among the two-and-a-half tons of cargo aboard. The craft will 
deliver a new liquids unit for the Stationís Elektron, a primary 
oxygen-generating system, as well as spare parts for the Station's 
Vozdukh carbon dioxide removal system.

Also this week, Krikalev and Phillips prepared new laptop computers for 
a software upgrade that will be performed later this month. They also 
conducted a routine rehearsal of emergency response procedures, 
simulating an emergency departure from the Station in the Soyuz; and 
checked out new blood pressure and electrocardiograph equipment that was 
delivered by the Space Shuttle last month.

On Monday, Phillips, who says he was inspired as a boy by history's 
great explorers, took time Monday to discuss his mission in an interview 
with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Phillips talked about the similarities 
and differences of space exploration and the journey of Lewis and Clark 
for a series celebrating the bicentennial of that exploration of the 
American West.

For more on the crew's activities aboard the Station and opportunities 
to see the Station fly overhead from anywhere on the Earth, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

The next Station status report will be issued on Thursday, Sept. 8, or 
earlier if events warrant.
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