Space station crew stages emergency drill

Jul 11, 2007

The International Space Station crew has successfully conducted a mandatory emergency drill, simulating a rapid depressurization of the station.

During the Tuesday drill the Expedition 15 crew members worked quickly through a checklist to determine and verify specific settings, measurements and configurations, while Russian and U.S. scientists supervised the procedure at control centers in Moscow and Houston.

The space station crew also went through the process of preparing the ISS Progress 24 cargo ship for undocking, and moved along the emergency exit path toward the docked Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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