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EXP 9/10 STATUS 18 OCTOBER 2004\



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

* Expedition Crews Work Together on Space Station*
Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 9 and 10 crews 
tackled a busy schedule Monday. During their third day of activities, 
Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike 
Fincke continued handover activities with their replacements -- 
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov.

Expedition 10 will officially take charge of the ISS on Saturday when 
the hatch closes between the Station and the Soyuz carrying the 
Expedition 9 crew to Earth. Undocking is set for 4:08 p.m. CDT (2108 
GMT) Saturday and landing is scheduled for 7:36 p.m. CDT Saturday (0036 
GMT Sunday) in Kazakhstan. Returning to Earth with Padalka and Fincke 
will be Russian Space Forces Test Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin, who arrived at 
the Station with Expedition 10.

In other activities Monday, Chiao and Fincke worked inside the Quest 
Airlock to flush water cooling lines in a U.S. spacesuit. Padalka and 
Sharipov performed maintenance on the Russian Elektron oxygen generation 
system. Shargin conducted experiments.

Expedition 9/10 Crew Exchange NASA TV Schedule 
<http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/oct/HQ_n04161_exp10nasatv.html>.

International Space Station Status Report No. 57 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-57.html>.
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