Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Vice President Bush with Spacelab Astronauts

Title: 
Vice President Bush with Spacelab Astronauts
Full Description: 
Pictured from the left are astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Vice President George Bush, and Ulf Merbold of West Germany, inside Spacelab in the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center. This European-built orbital laboratory was formally dedicated on February 5, 1982. Merbold was one of the payload specialists on the first Spacelab flight STS-9, that launched November 28, 1983. Spacelab was a reusable laboratory that allowed scientists to perform various experiments in microgravity while orbiting Earth. Designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and mounted in NASA's Space Shuttle cargo bay, Spacelab flew on missions from 1983 to 1997.
Date: 
02/05/1982
NASA Center: 
Kennedy Space Center
Subject Category: 
Astronauts
Keywords: 
Agency
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Earth
facet_where: 
Germany
facet_who: 
Ulf Merbold
facet_when: 
02-05-1982
facet_when_year: 
1982
Image #: 
82-HC-64
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000072.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2002-000072
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
82-HC-64
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2002-000072
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL