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March 6, 2007 www.nasa.gov Vol. 12, No.

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Hail damage on Atlantis Space station crew continues


under inspection in VAB experiment on coordination

Shuttle Update: She also joined her fellow crewmates "Y" intersection. The speed limit has
Last week, the Space in the Test of Reaction and Adapta- been reduced in this area to reduce
Shuttle Program man- tion Capabilities experiment, or the number of road kills of the threat-
agers met for a two-day TRAC, to gather hand-eye coordina- ened Florida scrub jay populations,
STS-117 Flight Readi- tion data before, during and after their whose habitats are located in close
ness Review. At the mission. TRAC Principal Investigator proximity of Phillips Parkway. Pa-
conclusion of the FRR, Dr. Otmar Bock of the German Sport trols will be increased to ensure this
managers unanimously decided to University in Cologne, Germany, speed limit is enforced.
proceed with the STS-117 mission, hopes to better understand how the
pending resolution of the open work brain adapts during spaceflight. The Picnic Reminder — The price of
to make necessary repairs to the hail experiment will be performed during tickets for the KSC All American
damage on the shuttle. Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. Picnic increase after 3 p.m. Wednes-
Space Shuttle Atlantis was rolled Space station managers are re- day. Tickets now are $7 per adult
back to the Vehicle Assembly Build- viewing the work planned aboard the and $4 per child (age 3 to 12) until
ing Sunday to investigate damage and station for the remaining weeks of then; $9 and $6 respectively after that
make repairs to the shuttle and exter- Expedition 14 and for Expedition 15 time. Purchase yours soon at Sundry
nal tank. in light of the shuttle launch delay. stores in the HQ, O&C, OSB and
The review seeks to optimize use of SSPF buildings; the KARS Country
ISS Update: The International crew time due to the shuttle's delay. Store; Hangar I Annex/Room 210
Space Station's Expedition 14 crew (see Gladys Morales); and the
continued work last week on scien- Health Seminar — Anyone in- NSLD2, Cube 649 (see Debbie
tific experiments, station maintenance terested is invited to a seminar on Doyle).
and clean up following a Feb. 22 menopause at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
Russian spacewalk. On March 1, the in the O&C Mission Briefing Room. Applications Sought For
station crew was awakened briefly by The guest speaker is Eileen Volpe, a NASA College Scholarship Fund —
a caution signal when the starboard certified nurse practitioner, meno- Applications are now being accepted
thermal radiator rotary joint experi- pause clinician, clinical sexologist for the NASA College Scholarship
enced a dropout in commands from and lactation consultant, who has Fund Inc. Up to six scholarships will
the rotary joint motor controller. The more than 20 years of experience be awarded this year. Information on
rotary joint automatically defaulted to working in maternal-child health. the guidelines for applying for the
another command link, and there was For more information, please contact scholarship are at the Web site:
no impact to operations. Engineers Lauren Ratner at 867-4566 or http://nasapeople.nasa.gov/nasasch
are analyzing what may have caused Lauren.ratner@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov. olarship/index.htm. Applications
the problem. The rotary joint turns must be received by the corporation
Reminder — The speed limit is
the radiator to provide the best possi- scholarship committee at Johnson
35 mph northbound on Phillips Park-
ble cooling. Space Center no later than March 20.
way, starting at the "Y" intersection,
Flight Engineer Suni Williams through the Industrial Area. Also, the Did You Know? Daylight saving
practiced on a laptop computer simu- speed limit is 35 mph southbound on time begins Sunday. Don't forget to turn
lation to maintain her skill in using Phillips Parkway as you exit the In- your clocks ahead.
the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm. dustrial Area, at Hangar AF, until the
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