This picture shows Yuri Gidzenko working on computers in the Service module of the ISS. This picture was taken in December 2000 with a digital camera.
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ISS - Mission Accomplished
News story originally written on December 15, 2000

The space shuttle Endeavour successfully delivered the solar arrays to the ISS just last week. The three crewmembers aboard the ISS, Sergei Krikalev, Yuri Gidzenko and Bill Sheperd, spent this week routing electricity from the new solar arrays to the ISS control and service modules. All is well aboard the ISS!

On December 13, the ISS crew learned it will be spending an extra two weeks aboard the station because of some thruster replacements needed on the shuttle Discovery. So, now the shuttle Discovery will come to the ISS the first week of March. It will bring three new crew members that will stay for four months...and it will bring the three current residents of ISS home!

The STS-98 mission is still slated to bring the U.S. Destiny Laboratory to the ISS in January. The new laboratory will quickly become the focal point of the station.

There will be two briefings to discuss these and other happenings on the ISS. The first will take place today at 4 p.m. EST, and the second will take place on December 21 at 4 p.m. EST. Both will air on NASA television.

Last modified December 14, 2000 by Jennifer Bergman.

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