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June 14, 2011
Astronaut Eileen M. Collins, mission commander, checks the status of one of the middeck experiments carried on Columbia for STS-93. The experiment is called the Cell Culture Model, Configuration C. Objectives of it are to validate cell culture models for muscle, bone and endothelial cell biochemical and functional loss induced by microgravity stress; to evaluate cytoskeleton, metabolism, membrane integrity and protease activity in target cells; and to test tissue loss pharmaceuticals for efficacy.

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