Status Report

Space Station Crew Conducts InSPACE Run, Loads Progress 10

By SpaceRef Editor
June 29, 2003
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Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu completed their eighth workweek Friday aboard the International Space Station with science and cargo transfer operations. Lu conducted a run of the Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions, or InSPACE, experiment. InSPACE is a fluid materials experiment studying how very small individual particles that are magnetizable respond to a magnetic field that is repeatedly turned on and off. The experiment run was performed in the Station’s Microgravity Science Glovebox.

Meanwhile, Commander Yuri Malenchenko loaded the Progress 10 cargo ship with items that are no longer needed on the ISS. Progress 10 has been at the Station since February and will remain until October when it will be commanded to undock and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

Earlier in the week, they replaced parts on the Station’s Resistive Exercise Device and participated in U.S. and Russian medical tests. Also, Lu tested the Human Research Facility’s ultrasound equipment and Malenchenko replaced a cooling pump in the Zarya Module’s cooling system.

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