By Mike Johnson – We had a partial successful activation of our hardware this morning, both the MDA that rides up and down, and the LMA’s some of which transfer over to station.
Marshall folks immediately wanted to know the % of science that was affected; we estimate 30%. The rest is fine, student payloads are fine.
Good lessons, it came down to the fact that the training hardware supplied to us was slightly different than the flight hardware—but all good. Even the one that didn’t work has an experiment in the LMA so he will get some results.
This all took place in the middle of the night. Working station is like working a ship–you have to be there on all shifts–there are no time zones in orbit…