June 9, 2011
Astronaut Jerry L. Ross, mission specialist, holds up two male connections involved in one of the STS-88 detailed test objectives (DTO), this one having to do with the crew's drinking water. Astronaut James H. Newman, mission specialist, is at left background. DTO 691 is an in cabin experiment dealing with a low-iodine residual system. Newly developed technology replacing the Galley Iodine Removal System (GIRA) is expected to reduce the concentration of iodine in the Shuttle's potable water system.