ISS Utilization Advancing After Stumbles

By Frank Morring, Jr. .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

Astronaut Don Pettit is a real Mr. Fixit, and that is just fine with the scientists who trust him to run their experiments on the International Space Station. View an interactive presentation of space station research facilities. In a recent working session with Paul Ferkul, a combustion engineer at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Pettit carefully bent a combustion sample's frame a little with a pair of pliers so it would touch the igniter, and then he held it up to a video camera for Ferkul—and anyone else watching the webcast of the experiment session ...

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