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Lead Increment Scientist's Weekly Highlights: Feb. 5-11, 2011
02.18.11
 
(Highlights: Feb. 5-11, 2011) -- The Capillary Channel Flow, or CCF, investigation continues to operate on the International Space Station. This investigation studies a critical variety of inertial-capillary dominated flows key to spacecraft systems that cannot be studied on Earth. CCF began on Jan. 4t and as of Feb. 9, over 200,000 processed images have been received for analysis.

Through February 10, the Crew Earth Observation, or CEO, team has received 14,936 frames during Expeditions 25/26. Last week, a striking visual of the man-made islands of Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain on the Persian Gulf was published on the NASA/GSFC's Earth Observatory website.

Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli completed their third session of Mental Representation of Spatial Cues During Space Flight, or 3D-Space. This investigation evaluates the effects of microgravity on the mental representation of spatial cues during and after spaceflight.

Coleman and Nespoli completed their final session of the Effect of Gravitational Context on EEG Dynamics: A Study of Spatial Cognition, Novelty Processing and Sensorimotor Integration, or Neurospat, investigation. Neurospat tests prefrontal brain functions and spatial cognition to determine the effect of gravitational context on brain processing.

Nespoli began his first session of SOdium LOading in Microgravity, or SOLO, investigation. Participating crewmembers consume food that have low or normal sodium levels along with increased fluid consumption. SOLO studies the mechanisms of fluid and salt retention in the body during space flight.

Jorge Sotomayor, Lead Increment Scientist
Expedition 25/26


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