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EXP 9/10 CREWS STATUS 19 OCTOBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition Crews Continue Joint Operations*
The Expedition 9 and 10 crews pressed ahead Tuesday with joint 
operations aboard the International Space Station. Astronauts Leroy 
Chiao and Mike Fincke continued to work on a U.S. spacesuit inside the 
Quest Airlock. Meanwhile, Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Salizhan 
Sharipov performed maintenance on the Russian Elektron oxygen generation 
system.

On the science front, Russian Space Forces Test Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin 
continued to conduct experiments. Shargin arrived at the ISS with 
Expedition 10 -- Chiao and Sharipov -- and will return to Earth with 
Expedition 9's Padalka and Fincke.

Also, Expeditions 9 and 10 continued to conduct handover activities. 
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.

Wednesday, all five crewmembers will participate in a joint news 
conference 
<http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/oct/HQ_n04166_ISS_press_conference.html>, 
beginning at 8:30 a.m. CDT (1330 GMT). NASA TV 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/index.html> will provide 
live coverage of the event.

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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