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Taking out the Trash Aboard the ISS



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Taking out the Trash Aboard the ISS*

ISS014-E-12144 --- An unpiloted Progress 22 supply vehicle departs from 
the ISS Image above: An unpiloted Progress supply vehicle departs from 
the International Space Station on Jan. 16, 2007, carrying its load of 
trash and unneeded equipment to be deorbited and burned up in Earth's 
atmosphere. Image credit: NASA

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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html


To continue preparations for Tuesday’s undocking of the ISS Progress 23 
cargo craft, the crew dismantled and removed remaining electronic 
equipment.

When a Progress cargo craft is undocked and jettisoned, the valuable 
electronics are retained to be recycled on a future vehicle. Crew 
members will also check for hatch seal leaks. The cargo craft will be 
full of trash when it leaves to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.

Tuesday's undocking from the aft port of the Zvezda service module is 
scheduled for 2:11 p.m. EDT, clearing that port for the flyover 
relocation of the Soyuz TMA-9 craft by the Expedition 14 crew on 
Thursday afternoon.

Images of the Jamestown, Va. region were captured Saturday to fulfill a 
request associated with the upcoming 400th anniversary of the settlement 
of the city in May. The National Historical Site is situated on a small 
island near the north shore of the James River Estuary.
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