The Endeavour astronauts successfully anchored the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 19, giving the orbital outpost a new scientific center of gravity. The 4-hr. task of transferring the 15,000-lb. particle detector from the shuttle’s cargo bay to a starboard perch on the station’s long solar power truss was followed by its orderly activation, supervised by physicist Sam Ting, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nobel ...
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