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ISS LATEST 3 JANUARY 2007



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

    Station Crew Back at Work

ISS014-E-07084 : Geneva, Switzerland Image above: Geneva, Switzerland, 
is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 14 crew member 
on the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TO VIEW PICTURE - 
GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

The Expedition 14 crew members aboard the International Space Station 
are back at work this week after enjoying a quiet holiday weekend. They 
celebrated New Year's on orbit with a traditional dinner of rehydrated 
American food and Russian delicacies.

Station Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams 
will primarily focus this week on the first phase of installing the new 
Oxygen Generation System. The complex procedure being performed by the 
crew this week will test the equipment to insure that it can support a 
full crew when the permanent complement aboard the station ultimately 
expands to six people.

Meanwhile, Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin is spending several days this 
week modifying the ventilation system in the service module to run more 
quietly. He will add two new noise-isolation crew cabin fans, sound 
deadening vibration isolators and air ducts with acoustic shields.

+ Read more about Expedition 14 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ View crew's daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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