NASA Photo ID: STS066-96-030       File Name: 20177847.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 11/12/94
  Title: CRISTA-SPAS payload on the STS-66 shuttle Atlantis RMS arm
  Description:
  Masses of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean serve as the backdrop for this
  close-up scene of the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for
  the Atmosphere (CRISTA), attached to the Shuttle Pallet System (SPAS).
  CRISTA-SPAS was in the grasp of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Remote
  Manipulator System (RMS) arm. The crew deployed the Crista-SPAS on November
  4, 1994 and the tandem remained in free-flight until November 12, 1994 when
  it was retrieved by the Canadian-built RMS, controlled by payload commander
  Ellen Ochoa.
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  PALLETS                                 
  REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM               
  SPACE SHUTTLE PAYLOADS                  
  SPACEBORNE TELESCOPES                   
  SPECTROMETERS                           
  STS-66                                  
  

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