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For release: 01/15/03
Satellite release #: 03-007

Attention:  Early Morning Producer
Monday, Jan. 20
6:30 – 9:30 a.m. EST
Free 10-minute windows—with B-roll

Space Shuttle mission features medical research, water-recycling, fire-fighting equipment tests and more

  • The upcoming Space Shuttle STS-107 mission, called “Space Research and You,” is the first Shuttle mission dedicated to such a wide range of in-flight investigations since 1998.

  • Astronauts will work with scientists and researchers on Earth in conducting more than 80 experiments — around the clock — during the 16-day mission.

  • They’ll test water-recycling technology for the International Space Station, grow plants, conduct medical investigations and perform experiments in scientific disciplines with benefits on Earth.The team will also carry out research on more efficient and cleaner engines, futuristic fire suppression techniques, better medical therapies, and more.

  • Experiments build on past Space Shuttle research, result in new knowledge and serve as a beginning to long-duration studies on the International Space Station.

  • Talk to an expert about the mission, its importance and how it may improve life on Earth.

Who: John B. Charles, Ph.D.
Mission Scientist
Johnson Space Center
Satellite coordinates: GE-2, Transponder 9C,
85 degrees west longitude,
Frequency: 3880 MHz, audio: 6.8 MHz.

Satellite Interview Information:
Jack Robertson (256) 544-1517

Story Information:
Steve Roy, Media Relations
(256) 544-0034

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