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EXP 10 STATUS - 9 MARCH 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Station Crew Unloads Cargo, Moves Robot Arm*
In addition to continuing cargo transfers on Wednesday, the Expedition 
10 crew also operated the International Space Station's robotic arm.

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov unloaded more items that arrived last week aboard the ISS 
Progress 17 spacecraft.

The Progress delivered 4,631 pounds (2,100 kilograms) of cargo, 
including food, supplies, fuel, oxygen, air and water. It also delivered 
cameras and lenses that will be used to photograph the thermal 
protection tiles of Space Shuttle Discovery as the Return to Flight 
mission approaches the Station in May or June. Chiao and Sharipov are 
keeping track of the transferred items with the Station Inventory 
Management System.

Inside the Destiny Laboratory, Chiao took the controls of the Robotic 
Work Station to move the Station's robotic arm, Candadarm2. He placed it 
in the desired position for its cameras to view March 28's spacewalk.

Chiao and Sharipov also conducted a session with the Advanced Diagnostic 
Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) experiment. ADUM involves crewmembers 
conducting on-orbit ultrasound exams on one another to determine the 
accuracy of using ultrasound to diagnose certain types of on-orbit 
injuries and to assess whether ultrasound is a feasible option for 
monitoring in-flight bone alterations. This experiment could have 
applications on Earth by assisting in the diagnosis of patients in rural 
or remote areas.

On the ground, Russian flight controllers commanded the ISS Progress 16 
cargo ship to deorbit and burn up in Earth's atmosphere. Progress 16, 
filled with unneeded Station items, undocked from the aft end of the 
Zvezda Service Module on Feb. 27 to clear the way for Progress 17's arrival.

International Space Station Status Report No. 12 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2005/iss05-12.html>.

*Expedition 10 Mission Status Briefing Materials* 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp10/brief_2-17-05/index.html>* 
*(Feb. 17, 2005)
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