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Crew Conducts Training, Station Safety Report Released



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	*Crew Conducts Training, Station Safety Report Released*

ISS014-E-13980 : Astronaut Sunita L. Williams Image above: Flight 
Engineer Sunita Williams works the Canadarm2 controls in the Destiny 
laboratory of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA

TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 14 crew members 
continue their work with scientific experiments, station maintenance and 
additional clean up following the Feb. 22 spacewalk.

Flight Engineer Suni Williams participated in robotics proficiency 
training with a computer-based simulation Wednesday. This training 
program maintains the crew's skill level in using Canadarm2 without 
actually moving the robotic arm.

Also on Wednesday, Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin spent some time 
relocating hardware as part of his post-spacewalk clean-up tasks.

On Tuesday, the International Space Station Independent Safety Task 
Force issued its final report. It was released simultaneously to 
Congress, NASA and the public.

The Congressionally-mandated task force was chartered last year under 
Section 1281 of the NASA Authorization Act of 2005. The task force was 
charged with reviewing the International Space Station program to assess 
potential vulnerabilities that could threaten the station or its crew or 
lead to it being prematurely abandoned.

+ View Report (3.7 Mb PDF) 
<http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/170368main_IISTF_Final_Report_508.pdf>


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