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EXP 10 STATUS - 2 NOVEMBER 2004



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

* Space Station Crew Conducts Science Experiments*
The Expedition 10 crew worked with several experiments aboard the 
International Space Station. Commander Leroy Chiao conducted the second 
part of the Binary Colloid Alloy Test 3, which is studying the long-term 
behavior of colloids -- a system of fine particles suspended in a fluid 
-- in a microgravity environment, where the effects of sedimentation and 
convection are removed. Crewmembers will even out the samples, 
photograph the growth and formations of the colloids, and downlink the 
images for analysis.

Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov completed his first session with the 
the Effect of Prolonged Space Flight on Human Skeletal Muscle (Biopsy). 
This biomedical study seeks to establish the basis for reductions in 
limb muscle size, force and power at the cellular level that are induced 
by microgravity.

The crewmembers also deployed noise meters in the ISS and conducted 
their daily exercise routine.

On the ground, Expedition 9 is in Star City, Russia, for several weeks 
of post-flight debriefings and medical exams before returning to Houston 
in mid-November.

Tuesday also marked the fourth anniversary 
<http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/nov/HQ_04365_iss_4years.html> of 
the Expedition 1's arrival to the International Space Station. Since 
then, nine more crews have maintained permanent human habitation of the 
orbital outpost.
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