KSC payloads processing employees work to reservice the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) Spacelab module in the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia's payload bay for the STS-94 mission in Orbiter Processing Facility 1. That mission is now scheduled to lift off in early July. This was the first time that this type of payload was reserviced without removing it from the payload bay. This new procedure pioneers processing efforts for quick relaunch turnaround times for future payloads. The Spacelab module was scheduled to fly again with the full complement of STS-83 experiments after that mission was cut short due to a faulty fuel cell. During the scheduled 16-day STS-94 mission, the experiments will be used to test some of the hardware, facilities and procedures that are planned for use on the International Space Station while the flight crew conducts combustion, protein crystal growth and materials processing experiments. (Photo Release Date: 05/01/97 )
KSC-97EC-0764 - Raw ASCII Text Caption file
KSC-97EC-0764 - Low (GIF Format, 320x240 pixels x 256 colors, approx 50 Kbytes)
KSC-97EC-0764 - Medium (JPEG format, 1024x768 pixels x 256 colors, approx 250 Kbytes)
KSC-97EC-0764 - High (JPEG, 2040x2640 pixels x 16 million colors, approx 400 Kbytes)
STS-94 KSC Photo IndexNext Image KSC-97EC-0877
DISCLAIMER: No copyright protection is asserted for these photographs.