June 1, 2011
Astronaut Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (left), mission specialist, assists payload specialist Fred W. Leslie in an inflight maintenance task involving the Fiber Support Droplet Combustion (FSDC) experiment. This new Glovebox investigation tests a technique for studying combustion in the weightless environment of space. The two joined five other crew members onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia for 16 days of in-space research in support of the United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML-2) mission.
Topics: Space, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Frederick W. Leslie, STS-73, STS-50, International Space Station