Status Report

Space Station Crew Upgrades Software, Continues Experiments

By SpaceRef Editor
October 4, 2006
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Space Station Crew Upgrades Software, Continues Experiments

The Expedition 14 crew continues to perform routine station maintenance and cleaning as well as conducting standard procedures done as new Expeditions begin.

Flight Engineer Thomas Reiter finished his third and final day of the current kidney stone experiment session. This long-range investigation involves taking a daily ingestion of either potassium citrate or a placebo. It is to study whether potassium citrate is effective in preventing formation of kidney stones in space.

Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria continued work on station computers by reloading them with new updated software. The software upgrades included a new Inventory Management System and new client and file server versions. The software reloads involved nine “client” laptops and a file server laptop.

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