STS 107 Shuttle Press Kit: Providing 24/7 Space Science ResearchSpace shuttle mission STS-107, the 28th flight of the space shuttle Columbia and the 113th shuttle mission to date, will give more than 70 international scientists access to both the microgravity environment of space and a set of seven human researchers for 16 uninterrupted days. Columbia's 16-day mission is dedicated to a mixed complement of competitively selected and commercially sponsored research in the space, life and physical sciences. An international crew of seven, including the first Israeli astronaut, will work 24 hours a day in two alternating shifts to carry out experiments in the areas of astronaut health and safety; advanced technology development; and Earth and space sciences. When Columbia is launched from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A it will carry a SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) in its payload bay. The RDM is a pressurized environment that is accessible to the crew while in orbit via a tunnel from the shuttle's middeck. Together, the RDM and the middeck will accommodate the majority of the mission's payloads/experiments. STS-107 marks the first flight of the RDM, though SPACEHAB Modules and Cargo Carriers have flown on 17 previous space shuttle missions. Astronaut Rick Husband (Colonel, USAF) will command STS-107 and will be joined on Columbia's flight deck by pilot William 'Willie' McCool (Commander, USN). Columbia will be crewed by Mission Specialist 2 (Flight Engineer) Kalpana Chawla (Ph.D.), Mission Specialist 3 (Payload Commander) Michael Anderson (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF), Mission Specialist 1 David Brown (Captain, USN), Mission Specialist 4 Laurel Clark (Commander, USN) and Payload Specialist 1 Ilan Ramon (Colonel, Israeli Air Force), the first Israeli astronaut. STS-107 marks Husband's second flight into space - he served as pilot during STS-96, a 10-day mission that saw the first shuttle docking with the International Space Station. Husband served as Chief of Safety for the Astronaut Office until his selection to command the STS-107 crew. Anderson and Chawla will also be making their second spaceflights. Anderson first flew on STS-89 in January 1998 (the eighth Shuttle-Mir docking mission) while Chawla flew on STS-87 in November 1997 (the fourth U.S. Microgravity Payload flight). McCool, Brown, Clark and Ramon will be making their first flights into space.
IDRelationTitle20030011415WorkExploring Heart and Lung Function in Space: ARMS Experiments20030011390WorkFrom Milk to Bones, Moving Calcium Through the Body: Calcium Kinetics During Space Flight20030011414WorkVapor Compression Distillation Flight Experiment20030011406WorkGreat (Flame) Balls of Fire! Structure of Flame Balls at Low Lewis-number-2 (SOFBALL-2)20030011378WorkSummary Timeline20030011404WorkMechanics of Granular Materials-3 (MGM-3)20030011381WorkPayloads: SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM)20030011400WorkMeasuring Solar Radiation Incident on Earth: Solar Constant-3 (SOLCON-3)20030011403WorkTackling a Hot Paradox: Laminar Soot Processes-2 (LSP-2)20030011413WorkRam Burn Observations (RAMBO)20030011392WorkMaintaining the Body's Immune System: Incidence of Latent Virus Shedding During Space Flight20030011384WorkA Good Neighborhood for Cells: Bioreactor Demonstration System (BDS-05)20030011399WorkLooking at Ozone From a New Angle: Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment-2 (SOLSE-2)20030011383WorkSeeking the Light: Gravity Without the Influence of Gravity20030011393WorkMusing over Microbes in Microgravity: Microbial Physiology Flight Experiment20030011405WorkThe Awful Truth About Zero-Gravity: Space Acceleration Measurement System; Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment20030011388WorkUnderstanding Fluid Shifts in the Brain: Choroidal Regulation Involved in the Cerebral Fluid Response to Altered Gravity20030011380WorkCrewmembers20030011394WorkBuilding Muscles, Keeping Muscles: Protein Turnover During Space Flight20030011407WorkASTROCULTURE(tm) Commercial Plant Growth Unit and Glove Box Insert20030011396WorkAstronauts Need Their Rest Too: Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure During Space Flight20030011412WorkLow Power Transceiver20030011402WorkStirring Up an Elastic Fluid: Critical Viscosity of Xenon-2 (CVX-2)20030011387WorkUnderstanding How Space Travel Affects Blood Vessels: Arterial Remodeling and Functional Adaptations Induced by Microgravity20030011420WorkDetailed Test Objectives (DTOs) and Detailed Supplementary Objectives (DSOs)20030011397WorkDeciphering the Role of Desert Dust in the Climate Puzzle: The Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX)20030011385WorkThe Effect of Microgravity on the Smallest Space Travelers: Bacterial Physiology and Virulence on Earth and in Microgravity20030011386WorkUnderstanding How Astronauts Adapt to Space and to Earth: Anatomical Studies of Central Vestibular Adaptation20030011417WorkFast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR)20030011389WorkSpace Magnets Attracting Interest on Earth: Applications of Physical and Biological Techniques In the Study of Gravisensing and Response System of Plants20030011382WorkSTS-107 Master Experiment List20030011408WorkCommercial Instrumentation Technology Associates Inc. Biomedical Experiments Payload (CIBX-2)20030011379WorkMission Profile20030011377WorkMission Overview STS-107: Providing 24/7 Space Science Research20030011391WorkLetting Our Cells Do the Fighting: Flight-Induced Changes in the Immune Response20030011395WorkProtecting Space Travelers from Kidney Stones: Renal Stone Risk During Space Flight20030011421WorkShuttle Reference Data