This photo shows the ISS Expedition Five crew. From left to right are Mission Commander Valery G. Korzun, Astronaut Peggy A. Whitson and Cosmonaut Sergei Y. Treschev. The crew will have a busy time aboard the station. Already, two spacewalks have been planned into their schedule.
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The ISS is a Busy Place These Days!
News story originally written on June 13, 2002
There are many people on the International Space Station (ISS) right now!
Three people have just arrived. They traveled to the space station on the space shuttle Endeavour. They will live at the station and take care of it for four months. They will be very busy as they do two space walks and help with many science experiments.
Four people are just visiting this week. They also came to the space station on the space shuttle Endeavour. They brought new parts to fix the station's robot arm. The robot arm helps build the station. The arm works the same way that your arm and hand works when you are building things. Hopefully they can make the arm so that it can move to all parts of the station.
Three people are ready to leave after living at the station for six months. The shuttle Endeavour will return them to Earth later this week.
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