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Expedition 15 Prepares the Station for STS-118



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


	*Expedition 15 Prepares the Station for STS-118*



The station crew is preparing the International Space Station for the 
arrival of space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-118. Endeavour is 
targeted for launch Wednesday at 6:36 p.m. EDT and will arrive at the 
station two days later.

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay 
Anderson have shifted their sleep schedule to align their operations 
with the arriving shuttle crew. They have been packing items for return 
aboard Endeavour and have conducted conferences with ground controllers 
and the STS-118 crew members.

The Expedition 15 crew members have also been unpacking items from the 
newly arrived Progress 26 (P26) cargo craft. The P26 docked to the 
stationís Pirs docking compartment Sunday at 2:40 p.m. The cargo craft 
delivered over 5,000 pounds of food, fuel, air and spare parts.

+ Read more about the ISS Progress 26 docking 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_progress26_advancer.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ View crew daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>


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