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LATEST ISS NEWS 6 MARCH 2007



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
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> *Resizing Spacesuits Among Crews' Duties on Monday*
>
>  Image above: Flight Engineer Sunita Williams works on the Treadmill 
> Vibration Isolation System in the Zvezda Service Module. Image credit: 
> NASA
>
> TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO: 
> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
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> The crew completed the resizing of U.S. spacesuits on Monday, 
> conducted routine tests of the cabin atmosphere and prepared the 
> Russian laptops for testing the Automated Transfer Vehicle satellite 
> navigation system. They also prepared for the activation of the Oxygen 
> Generation System later this year. Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin 
> continued his periodic status checks on the Plants-2 micro-gravity 
> growth experiment, including the newly planted barley and pea seeds in 
> the Lada-10 greenhouse.
>
> On Sunday, Flight Engineer Sunita Williams worked on the Soldering in 
> Reduced Gravity Experiment, with the goal of understanding the best 
> techniques to use to repair electronic components in space. Tyurin 
> also performed another run of the Russian ocean observations program, 
> using a still camera and a camcorder to record oceanic phenomena in 
> the Atlantic Ocean.
>
> On Feb. 27, the International Space Station Independent Safety Task 
> Force issued its final report. It was released simultaneously to 
> Congress, NASA and the public.
>
> + View Report (3.7 Mb PDF) 
> <http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/170368main_IISTF_Final_Report_508.pdf>
>
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