Archive - Jan 9, 2009 - Story

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Station Crew Installs Hardware, Works on Science, Maintenance

ISS Status Report

The International Space Station's Expedition 18 crew Thursday focused its attention on hardware installation, maintenance and science experiments.

Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus began work to set up and outfit the second of two new crew sleep stations in the Harmony module. The sleep stations are part of preparations for a six-person crew.

Commander Mike Fincke worked to outfit the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) in the Destiny laboratory. The CIR will house hardware to do further research on combustion in microgravity.

Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov did routine maintenance on the toilet in the Zvezda service module and transferred water from the docked Progress resupply craft to storage tanks.

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