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EXP 9/10 STATUS 12 OCT 2004

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

* Expedition 10 to Begin Journey to Station Wednesday*
The Expedition 9 crew pressed ahead Tuesday aboard the International 
Space Station with a full workload as Expedition 10 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp10/index.html> launch 
preparations continued on the ground. Expedition 10 Commander Leroy 
Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov are scheduled to launch from 
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop the ISS Soyuz 
9 spacecraft at 10:06 p.m. CDT Wednesday (0306 GMT Thursday). After a 
two-day chase, the Soyuz will dock with the Station at 11:25 p.m. CDT 
Friday (0425 GMT Saturday).

Russian Space Forces Test Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin will travel to the 
Station with Expedition 10 and return to Earth with Expedition 9.

Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike 
Fincke worked with science experiments and performed maintenance Tuesday 
aboard the Station. Fincke worked on a hose clamp modification in the 
Quest Airlock 
Padalka participated in a Russian biomedical experiment that is studying 
the long-term effects of space flight.

Fincke also prepared equipment for the trip aboard the ISS Soyuz 8 
spacecraft. Expedition 9 and Shargin are slated to undock from the ISS 
and land in Kazakhstan on Oct. 23 (CDT).

NASA TV <http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/index.html>'s 
coverage of the Expedition 10 launch begins at 9:15 p.m. CDT Wednesday 
(0215 GMT Thursday). Docking coverage starts at 10:30 p.m. CDT Friday 
(0330 GMT Saturday).

Expedition 9/10 Crew Exchange NASA TV Schedule 

International Space Station Status Report No. 55 

*Oct. 4 Briefing Materials:*

    * Expedition 9 Science Recap
    * Expedition 10 Research Briefing

Expedition 10 Press Kit 
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