December 28, 2013
(10 January 2012) --- NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, works on the Selectable Optical Diagnostics Instrument C Colloid (SODI-COLLOID) hardware in the Microgravity Science Glovebox in the International Space Station’s Destiny laboratory. Burbank is supporting ground-commanded operations by exchanging out some disks. COLLOID is part of ESA’s triple experiment series for advancement in liquids, diffusion measurements in petroleum reservoirs and the study on growth and properties of advanced photonic materials within colloidal solutions. The commander is currently joined by five other Expedition 30 astronauts and cosmonauts, all flight engineers, aboard the orbital outpost.
Topics: Colloidal chemistry, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Microgravity Science Glovebox, Colloid, Soft matter, Daniel C. Burbank, Columbus laboratory, Condensed matter physics, International Space Station, Commander