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Station Crew Measures Up



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1 ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Station Crew Measures Up*

ISS014-E-19587 : Oleg V. Kotov and Sunita L. WilliamsImage above: Flight 
engineers Oleg Kotov (foreground) and Sunita Williams participate in a 
Space Station Remote Manipulator System training session using the 
Robotic Onboard Trainer simulator in the Unity node of the International 
Space Station. Image credit: NASA
TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html


The Expedition 15 crew members aboard the International Space Station 
enjoyed a light-duty schedule Tuesday, conducting medical operations 
proficiency reviews and experiment hardware maintenance.

Before breakfast, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg 
Kotov and Suni Williams took measurements of their body masses and calf 
volumes. These routine checks allow them to test the efficacy of 
countermeasures to the effects of weightlessness on the human body.

Later, Suni Williams performed regular maintenance on some of the 
station's exercise equipment, including the Resistive Exercise Device -- 
or RED -- and the treadmill.

Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi and the station's previous crew, 
Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer 
Mikhail Tyurin, landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft in the 
steppes of Kazakhstan on Saturday at 8:31 a.m. EDT.

Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin will now spend several weeks in Star City, near 
Moscow, for debriefing and medical examinations.

+ View Expedition 14 landing images 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/exp14_landing_images.html> 


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