WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FOR WEEK ENDING 7 JULY 2000:
The gyroscope group has completed the third practice of the gyroscope replacement procedure. The practice and associated gyroscope tests were fully successful. These tests included levitation, cavity exploration, and slow speed spindown rate testing. The team members involved in this work included P. Bayer, R. Brumley, and C. Gray.
Photo: Joining the two halves of a practice gyroscope. The white cables extending upwards are the gas spin-up lines. The white plug is a dummy sensor used to keep the rotor in place until the real one is inserted. The bottom half contains the plumbing retainers for the gas exhaust lines. The technician is using a pair of tweezers to slowly insert one portion of the exhaust lines into the other.
Photo: LMSS engineers John Thatcher and Carlos Jeanpierre with the Forward and Aft ECU boxes in B/203.