SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Science and Maintenance Continue During Second Week of Expedition 15* - MAY 8TH, 2007
Marking the second week working together, the Expedition 15 crew wrapped up a week of various maintenance tasks, science experiments and preparations for the May 15 arrival of the Progress 25 supply ship. The week included work on a wide array of science experiments. Flight engineer Suni Williams completed the fifth run of the Elastic Memory Composite Hinge experiment which studies the performance of a new hinge composite in space.
Williams also did a test run of a handheld device for rapid detection of biological and chemical substances on board the station. This study is meant to provide an early warning system to protect the health and safety of station crew members. Williams also completed annual re-certification of the Microgravity Science Glovebox and performed a checkout of the cardiac defibrillator.
+ Status report http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2007/may/HQ_SS0724_station_status.html + Status reports archive http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/station_status_search_agent_archive_1.html
+ Weekly research overview http://exploration.nasa.gov/programs/station/index.html
+ Expedition 15 overview http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html