We have an extra module on the ISS: the European cargo ship ATV Edoardo Amaldi. We were worried for a moment. Soon after docking on the 29th of March ATV was not receiving electricity from the ISS. Luckily the problem was fixed before the batteries ran down and now both systems work. Once again proof that it is handy to have back-ups for everything in space travel. In the mean time we hurried to unload all the cargo. Imagine if the electricity problem could not have been fixed… ATV would have had an unplanned departure after only a few days. We worked all through Saturday to unpack. I was in charge as I am the ‘loadmaster’. I found a nice package for me from home amongst the cargo. Photos, a flag from my village, a drawing by Sterre and some other things. This is great for morale of course.
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