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ISS EXP 9 DAILY REPORT



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468

*ISS Crew Works Through Wide Range of Tasks *
The International Space Station's Expedition 9 crew went to work early 
Wednesday by participating in the second part of a Russian medical 
assessment that is studying changes in the human body during 
long-duration space flight. The first part was conducted Tuesday.

Shortly after the crewmembers had breakfast they deployed dosimeters to 
record sound levels on the orbital outpost. Commander Gennady Padalka 
and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke are both wearing one dosimeter 
and a third was placed in the U.S. Destiny Laboratory Module 
</station/assembly/elements/uslab/index.html>. Sound levels are recorded 
periodically aboard the ISS.

Padalka and Fincke also took an on-orbit hearing assessment that is 
performed once a month. Later in the day, the crew participated in a 
session with the ISS's ultrasound equipment.

Also, Padalka transferred water from the Progress 
</station/assembly/elements/progress/index.html> 14 spacecraft to the 
Zvezda Service Module </station/assembly/elements/sm/index.html>.

Meanwhile, preparations continued on the Station and on Earth for 
Expedition 9's upcoming spacewalk. The objective of the spacewalk is to 
recover operation of Control Moment Gyro (CMG) No. 2. The failure of a 
Remote Power Controller Module resulted in the temporary loss of the CMG 
in April. The gyro is one of four that control the ISS' orientation. The 
spacewalk will be based out of the Pirs Docking Compartment 
</station/assembly/elements/pirs/index.html>



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