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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Space flight,
  • Manned space flight

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Other titlesS.T.S.-nine and Spacelab one
SeriesNASA educational briefs -- EB-83-8
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination[3] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14933754M

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The item STS-9 and Spacelab 1 represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library. This item is .   The first Spacelab mission, in orbit in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle (STS-9) from 28 November-8 December , carried a multi-disciplinary payload intended to demonstrate that good science could be done on short shuttle flights. Instrumentation. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Spacelab 1 (STS-9) Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (OCoLC) ESA and NASA jointly sponsored the Spacelab-1 and conducted investigations which demonstrated the capability for advanced research in space. Spacelab is an orbital laboratory and contains an observations platform composed of cylindrical pressurized modules and U-shaped unpressurized pallets which remain in the orbiter's cargo bay during flight.

Owen Kay Garriott (Novem – Ap ) was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut, who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in After serving in the United States Navy, Garriott was an engineering professor at Stanford University before attending the United Missions: Skylab 3, STS The European-built Spacelab pressurized module remained attached to space shuttle and permitted conduct of a range of experiments. AKA: Neurolab;: Operational First Launch: Last Launch: Number: Height: m ( ft).. The Spacelab was designed by the European Space Agency to fit in the US space shuttle payload bay and allow extended . Spacelab was an extremely large program, and this was enhanced by different experiments and multiple payloads and configurations over two decades. For example, in a subset of just one part of the Spacelab 1 (STS-9) mission, no less than eight different imaging systems were flown into space. The topic of the first book was laid on the contract, assembly and first flight of Spacelab (STS-9). Right now, we are preparing Volume II of this book with the publication in summer/autumn This book will deal with all Spacelab flights i.e. the flights with the pressurized module and the pallet flights.

Spacelab 1 was flown aboard Space Shuttle flight STS-9 and carried instruments to perform a multidisciplinary mission comprising five broad areas of investigation: atmosphereic physics and Earth observations, space plasma physics, astronomy and solar physics, material sciences and technology, and life sciences. The launch occurred after a 1-month delay because of technical reasons. Ulf Merbold was the first non-American in a Space Shuttle. STS-9 carried the first crew of six persons and became the first mission of the ESA sponsored Spacelab (Spacelab 1, SL-1). Columbia carried the first Spacelab module and first astronaut to represent the European Space Agency (ESA), Ulf Merbold of (West) Germany. ESA and NASA jointly sponsored Spacelab-1 and conducted investigations which demonstrated the feasibility of advanced research in space. STS Columbia, Nov. 28 - Dec. 8, was the first Spacelab module flight, Spacelab STS B: Challenger, April 29 - May 6, this flight was considered to be the first operational flight of the Spacelab module. Spacelab-3 covered five basic fields of investigation. Spacelab-3 was flown out of sequence and ahead of Spacelab STS F.