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Progress 38 Docking With Space Station Delayed Due to Loss of Telemetry

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, July 2, 2010

image Docking for the ISS Progress 38 has been delayed due to a loss of telemetry. Flight controllers have reported the resupply craft flew past the International Space Station. Managers are working to determine the next course of action before resuming docking activities.

Earlier in the day, Expedition 24 crew members Doug Wheelock, Shannon Walker and Tracy Caldwell Dyson spoke to reporters on the ground. The flight engineers talked about the views of Earth and space from the cupola and how science in microgravity benefits people on the ground.

Wheelock spent some time in Japan's Kibo laboratory module. He cleaned and activated various gear and reconfigured some of the module's systems.

Walker worked with experiments in various science racks and collected and stored biological samples. She also participated in an experiment that measures visual perception during long-term spaceflight missions.

Caldwell Dyson set up the student experiments Kids in Micro-G and the Low Gravity Artist experiment. One part of these experiments studies simple phenomena such as blowing across a bottle filled with different volumes of water and observing if the sound is any different in microgravity. Another experiment will observe how different materials absorb water in microgravity. The experiments are being conducted in conjunction with students on Earth.

The three cosmonauts, Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Mikhail Kornienko and Fyodor Yurchikhin, participated in a morning tag up with specialists on the ground discussing station inventory.

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