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EXP 10 STATUS - 4 NOVEMBER 2004



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

* Crew Receives Medical Training, Conducts ADUM Session*
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov began Thursday aboard the International Space Station with an 
emergency medical training drill. The one-hour mandatory session is 
designed to give the crew refresher training on medical equipment aboard 
the Space Station.

Later, Chiao used ISS ultrasound equipment to scan Sharipov for the 
Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) medical experiment. ADUM 
seeks to better understand the ability of crewmembers to do ultrasound 
scans and transmit the data to the ground. The application may also find 
benefits on Earth, allowing for much quicker injury diagnosis for 
patients at remote locations by doctors based at hospitals.

Also on the science front, Sharipov inspected a Russian plant experiment 
that is studying the growth and development of plants during space flight.

In other activities, both crewmembers spent an hour familiarizing 
themselves with the ISS and conducted their daily exercise regimen. 
Chiao filled out the food questionnaire.

Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary 
<http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/livinginspace/fourth_anniversary.html> 
of the Expedition 1 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp1/index.html> crew's 
arrival at the International Space Station. Since then, nine more crews 
have maintained the permanent human habitation of the orbital outpost.

On the ground, Expedition 9 crewmembers Gennady Padalka and Mike Fincke 
are in Star City, Russia, for several weeks of post-flight debriefings 
and medical exams before returning to Houston on Nov. 13.

International Space Station Status Report No. 59 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-59.html>
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