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Crew Tests and Rehearses ‘Jules Verne’ Visit



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Crew Tests and Rehearses ‘Jules Verne’ Visit*
5 SEPTEMBER 2007

  Image above: Category 5 Hurricane Felix is pictured from the 
International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV

TO VIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

The European Space Agency’s first cargo vehicle named ‘Jules Verne’ is 
scheduled to visit the International Space Station early next year. The 
station crew is testing and rehearsing maneuvers that will allow the 
‘Jules Verne’ -- also known as the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) -- 
to dock at the station.

While testing navigation equipment, the crew oriented the station to the 
ATV docking attitude and transferred attitude control to the Russian 
segment. Russian specialists noted the station was slightly out of the 
proper attitude and are checking navigation software.

Over the weekend the Expedition 15 crew was able to view Hurricane Felix 
during two orbital passes. On the first pass Felix was churning through 
the Caribbean as a category 5 storm with winds up to 165 miles per hour. 
During the second pass Felix was nearing Honduras and Nicaragua with 
slightly weaker winds.

+ View more Hurricane Felix imagery 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/exp15_hurricane_felix.html>

+ Read about the PMA-3 relocation 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/pma3move.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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