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

* ISS Crewmembers Participate in Fire Drill, Science Experiments*
Thursday's work schedule provided Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka 
and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke with a wide range of activities 
aboard the International Space Station. Both crewmembers participated in 
a mandatory fire drill. It was the second time that Expedition 9 had 
participated in the drill that is designed to give the crew the most 
realistic training possible and is supported by the U.S. and Russian 
mission control centers.

Padalka and Fincke continued to pursue Station science objectives by 
participating in two biomedical experiments. Inside the Destiny 
Laboratory Module 
they took bone scans with ultrasound equipment in the Station's Human 
Research Facility 
<http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/background/facts/hrf.html> for the 
Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) experiment. ADUM 
is studying the ability of Station crewmembers to perform advanced 
ultrasound examinations after using a computer-based training program. 
This experiment could have widespread applications in emergency and 
rural health care situations on Earth.

Padalka and Fincke also completed the second part of a Russian 
biomedical assessment, and Padalka completed a three-day Russian fitness 
assessment. Both of these experiments are studying changes in the human 
body during in space.

Also, the crew took more routine air samples, performed the daily 
exercise regimen and maintained ISS systems.

International Space Station Status Report 50 
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