On Sunday, April 12 (L-1 day): An ISS National lab panel was held at Kennedy’s Press Site at 3:30 p.m. and featured the following panel participants:
Kirt Costello, International Space Station deputy chief scientist, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Mike Roberts, senior research pathway manager, CASIS
Paul Reichert, principal investigator, Protein Crystal Growth-3, Merck Research Laboratories
Lenore Rasmussen, RasLabs, Synthetic Muscle for Prosthetics and Robotics.
Science payloads will study new ways to possibly counteract the microgravity-induced cell damage seen during spaceflight, the effects of microgravity on the most common cells in bones, gather new insight that could lead to treatments for osteoporosis and muscle wasting conditions, continue studies into astronaut vision changes and test a new material that could one day be used as a synthetic muscle for robotics explorers of the future.
After about five weeks at the space station, Dragon will return to Earth filled with more than 3,000 pounds of cargo including crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, science experiments, and space station hardware.
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