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ISS Report 2003-57

International Space Station Status Report #03-57 
4 p.m. CST, Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 
Expedition 8 Crew
International Space Station Expedition 8 Commander and NASA ISS Science 
Officer Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri wound up their first 
full workweek in space Friday. Science activities, Station maintenance, exercise 
and more familiarization with their new home were their focus. 
Kaleri spent much of the day setting up, working with and then stowing the 
Russian PILOT experiment, which looks at psychological and physiological changes 
in crew performance during long-duration spaceflight. The subject uses two 
hand controllers to make inputs for the experiment. Foale did inspections of the 
emergency lighting power supply in the U.S. laboratory Destiny and the Unity 
Node modules of the Station. 
The crew's workweek began with the Monday departure of its Expedition 7 
predecessors, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, along 
with European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque in their ISS Soyuz 6 
spacecraft. Duque had come to the Station with the Expedition 8 crew Oct. 18. He flew 
under a European Space Agency contract with the Russian Aviation and Space 
Administration. After about eight days of intensive and very successful science 
activity, he landed with the Expedition 7 crew in Kazakhstan at 8:41 p.m. CST 
That crew is resting and debriefing at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center 
at Star City near Moscow. Malenchenko and Lu are expected to return to Johnson 
Space Center in mid-November. 
Tuesday was a quiet day for Foale and Kaleri aboard the ISS, with a chance to 
rest a little after intensive handover activities and moving in with 
equipment and supplies. They got another half-day off on Wednesday, followed by a 
training drill on emergencies. Both crewmembers performed maintenance and Station 
configuration activities. 
Thursday was a full day for the crew, including exercise and maintenance and 
inspection of exercise devices and work with medical experiments. Both 
crewmembers had an hour of Station familiarization, as they do each day early in 
their increment. 
Information on the crew's activities aboard the Space Station, and 
instructions on how to view the Space Station from anywhere on Earth, is available at: 
Details on Space Station science operations can be found on an Internet site 
administered by the Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight 
Center in Huntsville, Ala., at 
The next International Space Station status report will be issued Friday, 
Nov. 7, or sooner if events warrant. 

73 Ernie K1ELA
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