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Station Crew Hard at Work as New Crew Members Prepare for Launch

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Oct 7, 2010 8:27 am via: NASA
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The Expedition 25 crew has been working on the International Space Station’s treadmill located inside the Russian segment. The treadmill is disassembled, inspected then reassembled as part of its six-month maintenance schedule. Photographs are taken of the exercise device’s parts and downlinked to Earth for analysis by specialists.

Commander Doug Wheelock continues working on the Oxygen Generation System in the Destiny laboratory. Wheelock is installing a system that will combine carbon dioxide and hydrogen to create water and methane. The water will be used in the station’s Water Processing Assembly and the methane will be vented overboard.

The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft is raised into launch position at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft is raised into launch position at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Flight Engineer Fyodor Yurchikhin continued his work in the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Yurchkihin updated the Inventory Management System and replaced equipment in the Zarya control module. He also inspected filters and checked coolant levels.

The Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft is at the launch pad in Kazakhstan and set for a Thursday launch at 7:10 p.m. EDT to carry three new Expedition 25 crew members to the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Scott Kelly, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka are due to arrive at the orbiting laboratory Saturday and dock to the Poisk module at 8:02 p.m.

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