Status Report

Expedition 10 Inspects Hatches, Participates in Biomedical Study

By SpaceRef Editor
November 24, 2004
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Expedition 10 Inspects Hatches, Participates in Biomedical Study

After enjoying a quiet weekend aboard the International Space Station, the
Expedition 10 crew returned to work Monday tackling a number of activities.

Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov participated in
a Russian biomedical assessment. They recorded their calf and body mass
measurements for this experiment, which is studying changes in the human
body during long-duration space flight.

Later in the day, Chiao inspected seals on hatches throughout the U.S.
segment of the ISS. In addition to the routine inspection, he cleaned the
hatch seals.

On Nov. 29, Chiao and Sharipov will briefly leave the ISS during a maneuver
to relocate the ISS Soyuz 9 spacecraft. Sharipov, who is the crew’s Soyuz
commander, will undock the spacecraft from the Pirs Docking compartment and
redock it to the Earth-facing port on the Zarya Control Module. It will
clear Pirs for use during Expedition 10’s upcoming spacewalks. The Soyuz is
slated to undock at 3:29 a.m. CST (0929 GMT) and redock at 4 a.m. CST (1000

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