Two additional shuttle flights and a taxi for the AMS

It was announced today that two more shuttle flights to the International Space Station (ISS) have been added to the schedule for 2010. On one of these flights, the AMS physics experiment will finally have a taxi to the ISS, and all physicists and development engineers are pleased that their “baby” is going to be put to use. By identifying anti-matter particles, for instance, AMS may be able to provide insights into the origin of the Earth. ISATEC has developed essential load-bearing structures made of composites as well as super-strength aluminium and titanium for AMS and demonstrated them to NASA experts.