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IMAGE: STS-107 Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark
STS-107 Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, left, and Laurel Clark conduct experiments inside the SPACEHAB Research Double Module.

Scientists Assess Columbia Experiment Data
Accident investigators are not the only people studying data from Space Shuttle Columbia. Throughout the 16-day science flight, the crew downlinked video and data from many experiments to researchers on Earth in real time. Those experiment results are providing a wealth of information to scientists involved in the mission.

David Liskowsky of NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research said, "For those experiments that received downlinked data during the mission, we estimate that anywhere between 50 to 90 percent of the data was acquired."

*FREESTAR Final Mission Success Report (1.2 Mb PDF)
*Space Research STS-107 Home Page
*Researchers Assess the Status of STS-107 Scientific Data
*STS-107 Whole Payload % Science Gained May 30, 2003 (86.4 Kb PDF)
*Ozone Studies During STS-107

* Rick Husband Memorial
* William McCool Memorial
* David Brown Memorial
* Kalpana Chawla Memorial
*Michael Anderson Memorial
*Laurel Clark Memorial
*Ilan Ramon Memorial
More than 80 experiments flew aboard Columbia during STS-107, including investigations into life sciences, combustion research, material sciences and fluid physics. Most of the life science experiments included specimen samples that were lost in the accident, but many of the other experiment results were downlinked during the mission.

Among the scientific successes of STS-107 were the six experiments of the Space Technology and Research Students, or STARS, program. The student-designed experiments downlinked video and data to the researchers every day, and an estimated 70 percent of the scientific objectives were achieved.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 01/28/2004
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