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EXP 9 STATUS REPORT JULY 9, 2004



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* ISS Crew Participates in Biomedical Experiments 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-39.html>*
Even though, Expedition 9's 12th week aboard the International Space 
Station only had four workdays, the crew tackled a wide-range of 
activities, including biomedical research.

Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke 
participated in the second part of the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in 
Microgravity (ADUM) experiment, which uses ultrasound equipment in the 
Destiny Laboratory Module 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/uslab/index.html>'s 
Human Research Facility 
<http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/background/facts/hrf.html>. The 
experiment is studying the ability of minimally trained Station 
crewmembers to perform advanced ultrasound examinations after using a 
computer-based program. The results of ADUM could lead to widespread 
applications in emergency and rural care situations. The crewmembers 
also participated in Russian and European biomedical experiments.

The crew spent time inside the Quest Airlock troubleshooting a cooling 
problem in U.S. spacesuits. The suits, which are known as Extravehicular 
Mobility Units, have experienced cooling problems that prevented them 
from being used on spacewalks.



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