Space station crew will conduct HIV vaccine experiment
September 29 2004 12:00 AM ET
The crew of the 10th main expedition to the International Space Station will conduct experiments to help develop an HIV vaccine, ITAS-TASS reports. "The vaccine experiment with proteins from which the anti-AIDS medicine is planned to be produced will be one of the most important components of our scientific program," flight engineer Salizhan Sharipov told the news agency. The Russian crew is set to lift off for the six-month space-station expedition on October 11.