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 05.03.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 33
Columbia’s astronauts swooped to an on-time landing at the Kennedy Space Center today, wrapping up a 16-day, 6.3 million mile mission to study the effect of microgravity on the human nervous system.
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 05.02.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 32
With all science activities complete on board, Columbia’s seven astronauts readied their ship for a Sunday landing at Kennedy Space Center.
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 05.02.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 31
With nearly all of their science studies complete, Columbia’s astronauts were awakened at 3:29 a.m. CDT today to begin a busy day preparing for their return to the Kennedy Space Center late Sunday morning.
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 05.01.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 30
Experiments on board Columbia are drawing to a close as the astronauts prepare for a Sunday homecoming to the Kennedy Space Center.
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 05.01.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 29
Columbia’s astronauts were awakened at 3:55 a.m. CDT today to begin their third week of studying how the brain and nervous system adapt to the weightless environment of space.
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 04.30.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 28
Flight controllers will continue to review information and evaluate whether further crew action is required to remove an apparent blockage in Columbia’s waste water dump line, after efforts today to bypass a clogged filter, did not resolve the problem.
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 04.30.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 27
Mission Control awakened Columbia’s seven astronauts at 4:09 a.m. CDT this morning to complete their second week of research into how the nervous system adapts to the weightless environment of space.
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 04.29.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 26
Amidst a day of investigations focusing on blood pressure regulation, Columbia’s astronauts beamed down a short video tour of their scientific endeavors.
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 04.29.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 25
Columbia’s seven astronauts began their thirteenth day of space-based research at 4:29 a.m. Central time this morning to the sound of "Take A Chance On Me" by the musical group Abba, the wake up call from Mission Control, a favorite song of Payload Specialist Jay Buckey.
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 04.28.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 24
The seven-member crew of Columbia completed another productive day of scientific activity, focusing today on understanding blood pressure regulation in microgravity.
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 04.28.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 23
Columbia’s seven astronauts were awakened at 4:49 a.m. Central time this morning to begin another day of exploring how the nervous system adapts to the weightless environment of space.
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 04.27.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 22
Today was another busy day of science on board Columbia as the crew members conducted investigations into vestibular, pulmonary and autonomic functions.
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 04.27.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 21
To the sounds of "Fight On, State", Columbia’s astronauts were awakened at 5:09 a.m. Central time this morning to begin their eleventh day of neurological research work in the Spacelab science module.
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 04.26.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 20
Columbia’s seven-member crew took a break from scientific activity today to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with four hours of scheduled off-duty time.
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 04.26.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 19
Columbia’s astronauts were awakened at 5:29 a.m. Central time this morning to the sound of "Every Breath You Take" by the Police to begin their tenth day of research work in the Spacelab science module.
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 04.25.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 18
A one-inch piece of aluminum tape and a measure of ingenuity by engineers on the ground today breathed new life into the STS-90 Neurolab mission.
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 04.25.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 17
The STS-90 astronauts will begin the start of their second week of on-orbit science operations today, and also will support some troubleshooting procedures following the shutdown of a carbon dioxide removal system last night.
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 04.25.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 16
Due to problems with equipment which removes carbon dioxide from the cabin atmosphere, Columbia’s crew went to bed about two hours late Friday and will awaken at 6:39 a.m. CDT, about an hour later than originally scheduled.
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 04.24.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 15
Neurolab scientists today continued their search for an answer to the question "Can mammals develop normally in microgravity?" as Columbia’s astronauts dissected eight newborn rats and watched others learn to walk for the first time – but without gravity.
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 04.24.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 14
The seven astronauts aboard Columbia neared the halfway mark of their neuroscience research mission today, operating the 26 individual experiments designed to provide insight into the operation of the nervous system, the most complex and least well-known part of the human body.
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 04.23.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 13
The seven astronauts aboard Columbia continued a variety of neuroscience experiments today, including a Canadian-developed experiment that tested their ability to point at, track and grasp objects while in microgravity.
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 04.23.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 12
Almost one week into their flight, Columbia’s crew is continuing their efforts with the 26 different experiments that comprise the STS-90 Neurolab mission.
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 04.22.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 11
As the Neurolab mission continues its pace of scientific activity, Columbia’s astronauts spent another day investigating how unborn mice develop without gravity and how young rats learn to walk and swim in a microgravity environment.
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 04.22.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 10
After enjoying some time off yesterday afternoon, the seven members of the STS-90 crew will be back on the job full-time today as they begin the sixth day of on-orbit research dedicated to learning more about the human nervous system.
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 04.21.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 9
The seven astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Columbia took the second half of the day off today after investigations using a rotating chair designed to study the close connection between inner ear balance mechanisms and eye movement.
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 04.21.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 8
A half day of science operations before enjoying some off duty time will be the plan of the day when Commander Rick Searfoss and his STS-90 crew are awakened later this morning to begin their fifth day in space.
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 04.20.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 7
Columbia’s astronauts took virtual trips down a never-ending hallway, put rats through their paces on zero-gravity mazes and continued to record detailed information about their sleep patterns and breathing habits today as the Neurolab mission continued its studies of the human nervous system.
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 04.20.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 6
Science research activities into how the human nervous system operates continue to go smoothly as STS-90 crew members flying aboard Shuttle Columbia proceed through the first week of their two-week-plus stay in Earth orbit.
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 04.19.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 5
Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia today bypassed a faulty air pump in one of four saltwater aquarium chambers, continued tests on the adaptability of the human nervous system and collected tissue samples for studies of how space flight affects developing nervous systems.
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 04.19.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 4
The science research efforts aboard Columbia will continue today when Commander Rick Searfoss, Pilot Scott Altman, Mission Specialists Rick Linnehan, Kay Hire and Dave Williams along with Payload Specialists Jay Buckey and Jim Pawelczyk receive a wake-up call from Mission Control at 7:39 a.m. Central.
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 04.18.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 3
Columbia's crew members began a slate of 26 experiments focused on the human nervous system today as they moved through their first full day in orbit, measuring each other's blood pressure changes and working with some of the rodents and fish onboard for studies of the sense of balance.
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 04.18.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 2
The STS-90 crew aboard Shuttle Columbia -- Commander Rick Searfoss, Pilot Scott Altman, Mission Specialists Rick Linnehan, Kay Hire and Dave Williams along with Payload Specialists Jay Buckey and Jim Pawelczyk - will begin their first full day of on-orbit operations when they are awakened later this morning just before 8 a.m. Central as Neurolab research activities get into full swing.
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 04.17.98 - STS-90 Mission Control Center Status Report # 1
The shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on time today at 1:19 p.m. Central time initiating a 16-day mission to study the human nervous system.
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