[sarex] Crew Begins New Week of Science
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Mon Sep 10 16:24:41 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Crew Begins New Week of Science*
ISS015-E-26252 : Clay Anderson with SAME hardwareImage above: Flight
Engineer Clay Anderson works on the Smoke and Aerosol Measurement
Experiment (SAME) hardware setup located in the Microgravity Science
Glovebox (MSG) in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space
Station. Credit: NASA - TO VIEW IMAGE GO
The Expedition 15 crew members kicked off a new week of science and
maintenance aboard the International Space Station as they prepare for
next week's departure of a Progress cargo craft and the arrival Space
Shuttle Discovery in October.
In the Destiny lab, Flight Engineer Clay Anderson worked with the
computers in the EXPRESS rack, swapping out a laptop computer and
loading software. The EXPRESS rack is a standardized payload rack system
that transports, stores and supports experiments aboard the space station.
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov worked with
PILOT, a Russian experiment that tests the cosmonauts' proficiency in
manual spacecraft control during long-duration spaceflights.
Yurchikhin later stowed unneeded items in the docked ISS Progress 25
cargo craft. The Progress will undock from the station Sept. 18 and burn
up in the Earth's atmosphere.
Engineers in Moscow and Houston are performing safety analyzes for the
upcoming retraction of Zarya's solar array wings. While Space Shuttle
Discovery is docked to the station during the STS-120 mission, the
station's starboard radiators will be deployed, followed by the port
radiators shortly after Discovery departs. To avoid physical contact
with the radiators, the Zarya arrays must be completely retracted. The
date for the retraction has not been determined.
Over the weekend, Anderson conducted a "Saturday Science" session with
the Smoke Aerosol Measurement Experiment (SAME). The results of SAME
will help scientists improve smoke detectors on future spacecraft.
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