June 6, 2011
Astronauts Susan L. Still, pilot, and Donald A. Thomas, mission specialist, transport the Astro/Plant Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (PGBA) to the Spacelab Science Module in the Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay, shortly after arriving on orbit. The PGBA was stored on the mid deck for transport, just as all experiments will be for flights of the International Space Station (ISS). The crew later installed the PGBA in the Expedite Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) rack for the duration of the flight before returning it to the mid deck for entry and landing.
Topics: Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Disaster Accident, Environment, STS-83, STS-50, Spacelab, Space science, Space Shuttle, International Space Station