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Medical Testing in Store for the Expedition 14 Crew



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Medical Testing in Store for the Expedition 14 Crew *

ISS014-E-16210 --- Sunita Williams works with the Test of Reaction and 
Adaptation Capabilities (TRAC) experiment.Image above: Sunita Williams 
works with the Test of Reaction and Adaptation Capabilities (TRAC) 
experiment in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station 
on March 8, 2007. Image credit: NASA
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Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin 
Monday performed another run of the Test of Reaction and Adaptation 
Capabilities (TRAC) hand-eye coordination experiment. Crew members 
conduct this test prior to the mission, while on orbit and when they 
return to Earth.

Also on Monday, Lopez-Alegria conducted a ham radio session with 
students at St. Michaelís Primary School, Daceyville, NSW, Australia.

Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Lopez-Alegria are scheduled to 
perform a monthly check of blood pressure and electrocardiogram readings 
during exercise on the cycle ergometer. Readings will be taken with the 
blood pressure and electrocardiograph equipment and the heart rate 
monitor watch. The tests provide automated, noninvasive, blood pressure 
measurements while also monitoring and displaying accurate heart rates 
on a continual basis at rest and during exercise.

On Wednesday Lopez-Alegria and Williams will participate in an interview 
with the Boston Globe and the New England Sports Network to discuss her 
upcoming Boston Marathon run. The interview is scheduled to take place 
at 2:20 p.m. EDT on NASA TV.

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