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EXP 9 STATUS JULY 15,2004



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

* Expedition 9 Continues Research, Packs Progress*
Once again, the Expedition 9 crew covered a wide range of tasks aboard 
the International Space Station. Commander Gennady Padalka began the day 
with a Russian medical assessment. He and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike 
Fincke would conduct two Russian biomedical experiments.

Fincke spent time collecting items for stowage on the ISS Progress 14 
spacecraft. Both crewmembers loaded the unneeded items into the 
Progress, which will undock from the ISS on July 30 to make room for the 
Aug. 15 arrival of Progress 15. After undocking, the unpiloted Progress 
14 and its load of trash will be commanded to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.

Also on the schedule was a mandatory emergency evacuation drill. The 
1.5-hour exercise was designed to allow the crew to practice procedures 
that would be performed in the unlikely event of rapid cabin 
depressurization.

In other activities, the crew performed routine maintenance on the air 
ventilation system in the ISS' Russian segment and prepared the robotic 
arm's video system for use.

International Space Station Status Report No. 39 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-39.html>.
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