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April 25, 2004

CarterCopter Advances towards Mu>1.0 (Part 1)

A recent CarterCopter press breakfast should have been called a "press brunch." The Carter people had so much news to put out that 2 1/2 hours after starting they were still going strong when the next outfit in line to use the media room ran out of patience entirely. As they were throwing the Carter crew out of the room, I was still learning new stuff from Carter's people, including Jay Carter Jr. and Anita Infante.

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International Space Station Status Report: Planning a Spacewalk

Report #22, 3 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 23, 2004

New crewmembers aboard the International Space Station settled into a routine of handover briefings and scientific experiments after their arrival early Wednesday. Epedition 9's Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke docked their ISS Soyuz 8 spacecraft to the nadir port of the Zarya Control Module at 12:01 a.m. CDT Wednesday. They opened hatches and boarded the station about an hour later, beginning a six-month stay.

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