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*Station Crew Measures Up*
ISS014-E-19587 : Oleg V. Kotov and Sunita L. WilliamsImage above: Flight engineers Oleg Kotov (foreground) and Sunita Williams participate in a Space Station Remote Manipulator System training session using the Robotic Onboard Trainer simulator in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
The Expedition 15 crew members aboard the International Space Station enjoyed a light-duty schedule Tuesday, conducting medical operations proficiency reviews and experiment hardware maintenance.
Before breakfast, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Suni Williams took measurements of their body masses and calf volumes. These routine checks allow them to test the efficacy of countermeasures to the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Later, Suni Williams performed regular maintenance on some of the station's exercise equipment, including the Resistive Exercise Device -- or RED -- and the treadmill.
Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi and the station's previous crew, Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, landed safely in their Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Saturday at 8:31 a.m. EDT.
Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin will now spend several weeks in Star City, near Moscow, for debriefing and medical examinations.
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