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*Crew Continues Unpacking Cargo Craft* Image above: Flight Engineer Suni Williams builds a special tool for use during the STS-117 spacewalks. Photo Credit: NASA TV
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The Expedition 15 crew has been busy unloading items from the ISS Progress 25 cargo craft, which docked at the International Space Station on Tuesday. The craft delivered more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment to the orbital outpost.
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On Thursday, Flight Engineer Suni Williams took a break from unloading cargo to build a special tool for the STS-117 crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis, set to arrive in June. Atlantis' spacewalkers can use this tool to assist in folding the solar array blankets while the remaining P6 solar wing is being retracted.
Williams, along with Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov, delivered a special message on Sunday from the space station to Jamestown, Va., as part of the Jamestown Anniversary Weekend. NASA Administrator Mike Griffin introduced the space explorers to a crowd that included President George Bush and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.