Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

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Storing bio samples in the Minus Eighty Degree Lab Freezer – ISS (‘MELFI’). Looks like smoke but its ice fog.  We store samples here at cryo temperatures until they can be returned to the ground to medical and science researchers.

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1546 days ago

Storing bio samples in the Minus Eighty Degree Lab Freezer – ISS (‘MELFI’). Looks like smoke but its ice fog. We store samples here at cryo temperatures until they can be returned to the ground to medical and science researchers.

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MRIkitty 1463 days ago

very interesting!

albakutschker 1541 days ago

Huuyyyyyy! y el secreto para no esvejecer, cual es? porque tu te conservas muy bien.

LuisaNievesIna 1543 days ago

development of theories powerful that increase human knowledge and generate tangible benefits for human life on Earth and in space. and also They provide a platform for business research and studies that generate future high-tech products.

LuisaNievesIna 1543 days ago

This picture is so marvelous .. I think that experiments carried out in the International Space Station is a great contribution to science and the data generated are significant for the improvement of: industrial processes, health

raingeorgia 1544 days ago

Very interesting! I'm impressed too! Good luck w/ research!

hatakenotanuko 1545 days ago

Impressed...Is it in Fahrenheit or Celsius?

pujupuchu 1545 days ago

superb

MR_Toyoharu 1545 days ago

-80 degree!? Wow, very very cold! I'm interested in the purpose of this study.

STfangirl 1545 days ago

Oh, I see, thx, PC! Doug, can you send us more photos of ISS? Please...

PC0101 1545 days ago

Presently the cameras are used for taking various pics of the docked spacecrafts for condition assessment.

Stelygs 1545 days ago

Yes, precisely what I meant...:D

PC0101 1545 days ago

Looked delicious, that red lump in the fridge! But was no strawberry ice ….

Stelygs 1545 days ago

Space research is sooo interesting and intriguing!...but pay attention not to mistake the bio stuff for the ice-creams, during breaks! ;-)

maksim78 1545 days ago

PC0101 1545 days ago

Waiting for views of Earth? Photo targets on June 30 were Maseru, Lesotho; St. Helena Island, and Serra da Cangalha Impact Crater, Brazil.

PC0101 1545 days ago

The exact name of that piece is „Dewar tray“. Explained here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewar_flask

PC0101 1545 days ago

The hi-res tells: 3 times „Mechanix“ and „gloves“ ;-))

PC0101 1545 days ago

There are several hi-res pics of that scene here: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-24/ndxpage24.html

PC0101 1545 days ago

Blood, saliva, urine, microbial or plant samples are also kept frozen in that MELFI.