The shuttle launch was great yesterday morning. The MDA mini-Laboratory containing the SSEP experiments should now be activiated. The first slide of the MDA blocks was scheduled to take place at 3:45 am EDT this morning. The second slide of the blocks, which … Continue reading →
The MDA was supposed to be handed off at 5:00 am this morning. Our experiment should be sitting on the shuttle now waiting for liftoff. Launch party will be held starting at 8:30 am. Tried find Tang to serve at … Continue reading →
The samples arrived this morning at 9:35. ITA called. Some of the eggs in the sample vial had hatched in transport and they could see tails moving. They asked if they wanted us to load those or if we wanted … Continue reading →
A new set of samples were shipped today. We are hoping that the shuttle will launch on Monday.
ITA called today. There was a possibility that they would need to put less water in Well A and wanted to know our views on the impact of this on our experiment. We decided to put our eggs in Well B … Continue reading →
Damon from Americulture emailed me to see if he should set up a breeder tank or if we should use the more mature production tank eggs. We decided to go with the more mature production tank eggs. We had a … Continue reading →
We recieved word from ITA that the launch date has been changed. The samples will now be due by 10:30 am on May 13th.
We still haven’t heard an update on whether the launch has been moved or not. We have decided to play it safe and ship a set of samples.
Samples are due by 10:30 am on May 7th if the launch is a go on May 10th. We have to decided whether to ship samples or not by later this afternoon. There is a rumor that the launch may … Continue reading →
NASA has now indicated that the launch will be no earlier than May 10th.