SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Expedition 15 Conducts Emergency Exit Drill* - jJULY 10TH, 2007
Image above: The profile of the atmosphere and a setting sun are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 15 crew member on the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
The Expedition 15 crew members conducted a mandatory emergency exit drill Tuesday to simulate their response to a rapid depressurization of the station. Russian and U.S. specialists were standing by at both control centers for questions and comments. During the drill, the group proceeded through a series of checkpoints, determining and verifying various settings, measurements and configurations. They stepped through the process of preparing the ISS Progress 24 cargo ship for undocking and moved along the emergency exit path toward the docked Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft.
Flight Engineer Clay Anderson conducted his first seven-day Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure during Spaceflight experiment session by completing a questionnaire.
Anderson also completed his first session with a cognitive assessment experiment by performing a psychological evaluation exercise. The exercise is a timed questionnaire test of cognitive abilities routinely performed by astronauts onboard the station.
The crew also continued to monitor the loading of new software into the Russian segment system computers.
+ Read more about Expedition 15 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html + View crew daily timelines http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html