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Mir Crew To Repair Back-Up Oxygen Generator

Mir’s crew members plan to repair a back-up oxygen generator using spare parts delivered to the space station by a cargo ship this week, a Mission Control official said Friday.

Russians Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov and their American crew mate, David Wolf, have unloaded most of the supplies brought Wednesday by the Progress M-36 cargo ship on Wednesday, Mission Control spokeswoman Vera Medvedkova said.

The space ferry delivered about 2-1/2 tons of supplies and equipment, including a back-up computer, spare parts, fuel, drinking water and a new device designed to fly around the space station and examine its exterior.

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