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Crew Talks to Students



SUBMITTED ABY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Crew Talks to Students, Conducts Experiments*

ISS015-E-13632 : Fyodor Yurchikhin with telemetry hardwareImage above: 
Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin performs in-flight
 maintenance on telemetry hardware in the Zvezda Service Module
of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA

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After enjoying a light-duty day on July 4, the Expedition 15 crew 
members resumed work this week with science experiments and station 
maintenance aboard the International Space Station.

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin performed analysis on air samples collected 
inside the orbiting complex on Tuesday to check the station's atmosphere 
for microbial contamination.

Flight Engineer Clay Anderson worked with the European Modular 
Cultivation System (EMCS), installing tubes on the water pumps for two 
modules. The EMCS is combination centrifuge and growth chamber 
experiment that studies methods of growing plants in space for future 
long-duration missions to the moon or Mars.

In preparation for an upcoming spacewalk, Anderson completed recharging 
the first set of spacesuit batteries and began recharging the second set.

Later Anderson took a break from his work and spoke with math and 
science students at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston.

+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
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<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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