June 8, 2011
Several of the STS-95 crew members are briefed by principle investigators on an aerogel experiment--the study of the formation of sol-gel precursors in microgravity--to be carried aboard the space shuttle Discovery for the STS-95 mission. Pictured (from left to right) are principle investigators Ray Cronise (seated) and Dr. Laurent Sibille (standing); U.S. Sen. John H. Glenn Jr. (seated), payload specialist; project manager Bill Powell; astronauts Scott E. Parazynski and Stephen K. Robinson, both mission specialists. This training took place in the flight operations facility at the Johnson Space Center.
Topics: Eagle Scouts, Aerogel, Edwards Air Force Base, Foams, Scott E. Parazynski, STS-9, Gels, STS-95