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Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition 10 Prepares for ADUM Experiment Sessions, Progress 15 
After enjoying a quiet weekend aboard the International Space Station, 
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov returned to a full schedule Monday. Chiao set up the Advanced 
Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) experiment and trained for 
sessions scheduled for later this week. ADUM seeks to better understand 
the crew's ability to gather and transmit ultrasound 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 continued to gather unneeded items for disposal on the ISS 
Progress 15 spacecraft. Russian flight controllers are slated to command 
Progress 15 to undock from the aft end of the Station's Zvezda Service 
Module on Dec. 22 at 1:32 p.m. CST (1932 GMT). After undocking, 
controllers will command Progress 15 to de-orbit and burn up in Earth's 

The departure of the Russian spacecraft sets the stage for the arrival 
of the ISS Progress 16 cargo ship. The uncrewed cargo ship will deliver 
water, fuel and supplies, including food. Progress 16 is scheduled to 
lift off from Kazakhstan on Dec. 23 at 4:19 p.m. CST (2219 GMT) and dock 
with the Station at 6:05 p.m. CST on Dec. 25 (0005 GMT Dec. 26).

In other activities Monday, Sharipov conducted inspections on Station 
systems and performed maintenance on life support systems.

International Space Station Status Report No. 66 
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