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EXP 10 STATUS - 5 NOVEMBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Crew Begins November With Science Experiments 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-60.html>*
Expedition 10's second full week as the International Space Station's 
resident crew was filled with science experiments, routine maintenance 
work and ISS familiarization activities. Expedition 10 Commander Leroy 
Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov took over Station operations 
on Oct. 23 when Expedition 9 departed.

One of the experiments they conducted was 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.

Chiao also worked with the Binary Colloid Alloy Test 3 which is studying 
the long-term behavior of colloids -- 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.

On Thursday, Chiao and Sharipov took part in 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. 
They also continued to familiarize themselves with the ISS during hourly 
sessions each day.

Maintenance activities included the replacement of smoke detectors in 
the Zarya Control Module.
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