For Release: Feb. 26, 1998
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
(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
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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