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STS-107 Crewmembers Repair Mist Experiment

Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-107 Crewmembers Repair Mist Experiment
The STS-107 Red Team successfully repaired the Water Mist Fire
Suppression Experiment on Tuesday. The experiment, which is also known as
Mist, will be the third investigation to occur in the Combustion Module.
The experiment is studying how water mist keeps flames from spreading in
order to design better fire suppression systems on Earth and for
spacecraft. The Blue Team is slated to begin the experiment during its
overnight shift aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

On the medical research front, work with the bone and prostate cancer
studies continued in the Bioreactor Demonstration System, and crewmembers
participated in experiments for the Physiology and Biochemistry suite.
Also, the crew took observations for the Mediterranean Israeli Dust
Experiment, or MEIDEX, which is studying dust storms in the Middle East. 

Columbia is slated to land at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 8:15 a.m.
CST (1415 GMT) Saturday.

Side bar comments:
Eight roses stand in the middle of the Mission Control Center in Houston,
Texas, on Tuesday. The seven red roses represent the seven STS-107
astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, and the white rose is in memory
of those who have given their lives for the space program. The Shelton
family in Bedford, Texas, has sent an arrangement of roses to the MCC for
every shuttle mission since STS-26. Monday was the anniversary of the
Apollo I accident in 1967 and Tuesday was the anniversary of the Space
Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986.

Visit the Gallery to see STS-107 Flight Day 11 imagery and Flight Day 12

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