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For Release: Feb. 26, 1998

Janice Johnson
(757) 864-6123

RELEASE NO. 98-011

NASA CONDUCTS RESEARCH ON BOARD MIR: AN OVERVIEW

Between March 1995 and June 1998, the Russian Space Station Mir will have hosted seven NASA astronauts as crewmembers, as well as a variety of U.S. experiments. The NASA program supporting this endeavor is known as International Space Station Phase I. Tuesday, March 3, Greg Stover will discuss NASA Langley's involvement with the Phase I program and will present results gathered from experiments conducted both inside and outside of board Mir.

Stover is the deputy manager of Langley's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System project, a remote sensing instrument recently launched on the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission observatory and scheduled for a flight on the first Earth Observing System satellite in June.

Stover has served as project manager for the Mir Environmental Effects Payload (MEEP), a debris and materials exposure experiment which successfully flew on Mir for 18 months, and for the Middeck Active Control Experiment, a structural dynamics and controls experiment which successfully flew on STS-67 in March 1995.

A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of the NASA Langley H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Boulevard in Hampton. Media who wish to attend this briefing should contact Janice Johnson (757) 864-6123. Stover's talk begins at 2 p.m.

A similar presentation will be given by Stover at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC) in Hampton.

 

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