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EXP 10 STATUS - 10 NOVEMBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition 10 Continues Experiment, Works on Spacesuit*
Wednesday brought a wide range of activities for the Expedition 10 crew 
aboard the International Space Station.

Commander Leroy Chiao began efforts to replace a pump in one of the 
Station's U.S. spacesuits. However, the task was halted before 
completion due to a missing part. Mission managers are evaluating the 
situation.

Chiao also conducted the second session 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. He conducted the first 
part Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov performed routine 
maintenance on the Russian Elektron oxygen generation system by 
replenishing its water supply.

He also spent time in the Zarya Cargo Module taking photographs. The 
pictures will be used by ground controllers to assess storage capability 
in Zarya.
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