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 This animation depicts the new SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) and its configuration inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay. During the STS-107 research mission, science will be performed inside the RDM around the clock for 16 days.
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 Located directly behind the SPACEHAB Research Double Module is FREESTAR, which stands for Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research. FREESTAR is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay and will house several experiments during the STS-107 research mission.
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 The Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet, located directly behind FREESTAR inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, provides extra power to the shuttle. The EDO is crucial to the support of STS-107's 16-day extended duration research mission.
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 The SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) consists of five distinct sections. The Tunnel Adapter Assembly, which is attached to Space Shuttle Columbia's airlock, allows astronauts access to the RDM from the shuttle's middeck. The Forward Extension links the Assembly to the SPACEHAB Tunnel. From the Tunnel, the astronauts will progress directly into the SPACEHAB Double Module. The RDM will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 At the forward end of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) are the Forward Bulkhead Payload and Stowage Lockers. The RDM, which is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 This is an inside view of the forward module of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module, or RDM. The RDM, which is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 Located inside the forward module of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) are stowage racks where research gear and equipment are stored. The RDM, which is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 Separating the forward and aft modules of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) is the Intermediate Adapter. The RDM, which is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 One of the many STS-107 experiments located inside the aft module of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) is the Vapor Compression Distillation Flight Experiment (VCD FE). The RDM, which is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 During the STS-107 research mission, the Combustion Module 2 (CM-2) will contain experiments studying the physics of lean combustion, soot production and fire quenching. The CM-2 is located in the SPACEHAB Research Double MOdule, or RDM. The RDM is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay.
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 This animation begins inside the aft module of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) and takes the viewer through the SPACEHAB to the outside. The RDM, which is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay, will provide power and storage for the many experiments planned during the STS-107 research mission.
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 During the STS-107 research mission the forward side of the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research, or FREESTAR, will house the Hitchhiker Avionics, Critical Viscosity of Xenon (CVX-2 EP and CVX-2 AP) as well as the Space Experimental Module (SEM-14). The aft end of FREESTAR houses two more experiments - the Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment (SOLSE-2) and the Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment (MEIDEX). FREESTAR is located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay behind the SPACEHAB Research Double Module.
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 Located on top of the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research, or FREESTAR, are the Solar Constant Experiment (SOLCON-3) and the Low Power Transceiver. During the STS-107 research mission, FREESTAR will be located inside Space Shuttle Columbia's payload bay behind the SPACEHAB Research Double Module.
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