Two ISS crew members pass 100 days in space

ISS NewsISS Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria, KE5GTK (center), and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, RZ3FT (right), this week passed a milestone of sorts, logging their 100th day in space on December 26. The newest addition to the crew, Flight Engineer Suni Williams, KD5PLB (left), meanwhile has been familiarizing herself with the space station and adapting to life onboard. [img][/img] She replaced ESA Astronaut Thomas Reiter, DF4TR, earlier this month. Williams is expected to do her first Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) group contact on January 7 when she talks to those attending the 21st Scouts Australia Jamboree. NASA reports the three ISS residents have spent a busy week unpacking, inventorying and stowing more than two tons of equipment and supplies left by the space shuttle Discovery, although they took Christmas off. Scientific activities have picked up again, with crew members working on experiments that included heart function during long-duration spaceflight, a nutritional status assessment, cosmic ray measurement, plant growth and changes in the blood of long-duration spacefarers. Source:
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