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EXP 9 STATUS 16 SEPT. 2004



Submitted by Arthur - N1OPRC - Amsat #31468

* Crew Studies Vibrations in Soyuz, Inspects Station's Exterior*
The Expedition 9 crew did a structural dynamics test Thursday inside the 
Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. Using the 
U.S. Internal Wireless Instrumentation System, Commander Gennady Padalka 
and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke collected data of the impact 
vibrations from ISS operations on the Soyuz. Padalka and Fincke are 
scheduled to return to Earth next month aboard the Soyuz.

Fincke took video and still images of the Station's exterior for a 
routine inspection. He also checked out the Station's food warmers.

On the science front, Padalka participated in two Russian biomedical 
experiments. He also followed up with US engineers about Wednesday's 
session with the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) 
experiment, which 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 healthcare situations on Earth.

Also, Fincke downlinked more still images 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-9/inflight/ndxpage22.html> 
of Hurricane Ivan. Visit the Gallery 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/index.html> to check out these 
images. The latest forecast information on Ivan is available at the 
National Hurricane Center's Web site <http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/>.

International Space Station Status Report No. 51 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-51.html>.
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