Status Report

STS-107 Science Experiments Are Under Way

By SpaceRef Editor
January 19, 2003
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STS-107 Science Experiments Are Under Way

Numerous science experiments are under way as the STS-107 crew continues research aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. The astronauts are working in split shifts in order to conduct 24-hour operations during the 16-day mission.

Crewmembers set up two Israeli cameras in order to search over the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean for dust particles possibly impacting weather on Earth. The cameras are expected to supply high-quality images and remarkable details.

One experiment taking place includes examining calcium metabolism changes in an astronaut’s body. Another is the Mechanics of Granular Materials, which seeks to improve knowledge concerning damage to soils and foundations caused by earthquakes.

SpaceRef staff editor.