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EXP 10 STATUS 28 OCTOBER 2004



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

* New Crew Continues ISS Familiarization, Conducts Drill*
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov on Thursday continued to familiarize themselves with the 
International Space Station. They conducted an emergency evacuation 
drill that is mandatory for a new crew. Expedition 10 took over Station 
operations Saturday when Expedition 9 departed.

Chiao and Sharipov also took advantage of the standard one-hour session 
for ISS familiarization. Each new crew receives an hour each day during 
the first two weeks aboard the Station. Also, the crew reviewed 
procedures for inspecting windows in the Russian segment.

On the science front, the crewmembers participated in the first session 
of a Russian biomedical assessment. They recorded their body mass and 
calf volume measurements for the experiment, which is studying changes 
to the body in microgravity.

Chiao also changed a lens of the camera in the Destiny Laboratory Module 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/uslab/index.html> 
being used for the Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students 
(EarthKAM) experiment 
<http://www1.msfc.nasa.gov/NEWSROOM/background/facts/earthkam.html>. 
EarthKAM allows students to use the Internet to control a special 
digital camera in the ISS to photograph and examine Earth from the 
crew's perspective.

On the ground, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS 
Science Officer Mike Fincke are in Star City, Russia, for several weeks 
of post-flight debriefings and medical exams before returning to Houston 
in mid-November.

International Space Station Status Report No. 58 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-58.html>.
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