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SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C 31468

*Expedition 13 in Second Week of Mission*


Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff 
Williams, now into their second full work week alone aboard the orbital 
outpost, are continuing with station familiarization, routine 
maintenance and medical data collection. On Monday, the crew set up and 
activated EarthKAM for its first photographic data takes of the new 
increment.

Wednesday's scheduled reboost of the station using the Zvezda Service 
Module engine did not occur. Neither engine fired, and the maneuver was 
aborted. Russian engineers are investigating. Since the reboost was 
primarily intended as a test of the engines and would have raised the 
station's altitude by approximately 1/3 of a statute mile, the planned 
docking of the ISS Progress 21 cargo craft is not affected. The 
Progress, carrying 2½ tons of fuel, oxygen and supplies, will launch 
next Monday and dock with the station on Wednesday, April 26.
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