December 15, 2011
The MISSE 7 experiment on the Express Logistics Carrier 2 of the International Space Station was photographed by a space-walking STS-129 astronaut during the mission's third and final session of extravehicular activity (EVA). This is the latest in a series of experiments that expose materials and composite samples to space for several months before they are returned for experts to analyze. This MISSE experiment actually is plugged into the space station's power supply.
Topics: ExPRESS Logistics Carrier, Materials International Space Station Experiment, International Space Station, Environment, Extra-vehicular activity, Edwards Air Force Base, Spaceflight, the Express, Astronaut