Shuttle-Mir Stories

Wolf examines petri dish in Priroda module.

Wolf on Mir Science

In his Oral History, U.S. Mir astronaut David Wolf discusses the science conducted during his increment.

Wolf says, "We did thirty or so different experiments. My personal favorite is the tissue culture, where we can use zero gravity ... to allow three-dimensional tissue growth . . ."

He adds, "We [also] learned some ways not to do [science]. [For example,] we had bubbles in our tissue culture vessels that we need to learn how to get rid of.

"But one of our goals of Phase I, Shuttle-Mir, was to alleviate risks in the International Space Station Program, both scientifically and system-wise. So we're busy turning those lessons into engineering design changes so that we get a better product on the International Space Station. . ."

Related Links:
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Wolf Increment
Profile: David Wolf
David Wolf Oral History (PDF)


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