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Station Crew Does Science, Waits for Endeavour

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:01 pm
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(NASA) – The Expedition 20 crew members aboard the International Space Station worked with a variety of science experiments Tuesday as they continued to wait for a visit by space shuttle Endeavour.

Commander Gennady Padalka spent time working with the Plasma Crystal-3 Plus experiment, which studies dust plasma crystallization processes.

Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Mike Barratt uses a computer in the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Mike Barratt uses a computer in the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

Padalka, with help from Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko, also replaced a purification unit on the Russian Elektron oxygen generation system.

Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata worked with the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions 2 (InSPACE-2) experiment. InSPACE-2 studies fluids that can be used to improve or develop new brake systems and robotics.

Flight Engineer Mike Barratt took swab samples of the station’s environment for analysis with the Lab-On-a-Chip Application Development (LOCAD) system.

Flight Engineers Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk conducted supply inventories and packed items for transfer to space shuttle Endeavour on its upcoming visit.

Liftoff of Endeavour on the STS-127 mission to the space station has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 15 at 6:03 p.m. EDT. Shuttle controllers canceled Monday’s launch attempt due to lightning and thunderstorms around the launch pad.

During the STS-127 mission, space shuttle Endeavour’s crew will complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory and deliver a new crew member to the orbital outpost.

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