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EXP 13 STATUS 14 JULY 2006


Expedition 13 Works With Shuttle Crew

The newly expanded Expedition 13 crew continues to work with its 
visitors. Space Shuttle Discovery and the STS-121 crew arrived at the 
International Space Station on July 6.

Discovery delivered supplies, equipment and a new station crew member. 
The STS-121 crew also performed maintenance on the stationís mobile 
transporter during two of the three scheduled spacewalks.

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter joined the Expedition 13 
crew shortly after he arrived when his custom-made seat liner was 
installed into the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the station. The seat 
liner will allow Reiter to return to Earth on the Soyuz. This is the 
first time since May 2003 that the station has a three-member crew.

Most of the cargo delivered to the station arrived in the Leonardo 
multi-purpose logistics module. Leonardo was lifted from the shuttle's 
payload bay and attached to the stationís Unity Node on July 7. Leonardo 
will return to the payload bay Friday filled with science experiment 
results, unneeded items and trash, setting the stage for Discoveryís 
departure on Saturday.
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