August 6, 2011
Astronaut Michael P. Anderson, STS-107 payload commander, holds a procedures checklist while working at the Combustion Module (CM-2) in the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Visible behind him is a wall of experiment racks housing the Thermoelectric Holding Module (TEHM), Space Technology and Research Students Bootes (STARS-Bootes), Enhanced Orbiter Refrigerator / Freezer (EOR/F), Mechanics of Granular Materials (MGM), Bioreactor Demonstration System (BDS-05), Astroculture Growth Chamber (AST-10/1), European Space Agency (ESA) BioBox, Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility (APCF), Commercial ITA Biological Experiments (CIBX-2), and Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG) facilities . EDITOR'S NOTE: On February 1, 2003, the seven crewmembers were lost with the Space Shuttle Columbia over North Texas. This picture was on a roll of unprocessed film later recovered by searchers from the debris.
Topics: STS-107, Manned spacecraft, Space Shuttle program, Astrotech Corporation, Shuttle-C, Space Shuttle Columbia, Space Shuttle, Spaceflight