Detail View: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection: Spacelab-1 Module

Name of Image: 
Spacelab-1 Module
Full Description: 
This photograph shows the Spacelab-1 module and Spacelab access turnel being installed in the cargo bay of orbiter Columbia for the STS-9 mission. The oribiting laboratory, built by the European Space Agency, is capable of supporting many types of scientific research that can best be performed in space. The Spacelab access tunnel, the only major piece of Spacelab hardware made in the U.S., connects the module with the mid-deck level of the orbiter cabin. The first Spacelab mission, Spacelab-1, sponsored jointly and shared equally by NASA and the European Space Agency, was a multidisciplinary mission; that is, investigations were performed in several different fields of scientific research. The overall goal of the mission was to verify Spacelab performance through a variety of scientific experiments. The disciplines represented by these experiments were: astronomy and solar physics, earth observations, space plasma physics, materials sciences, atmospheric physics, and life sciences. International in nature, Spacelab-1 conducted experiments from the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Beluga, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Spacelab-1, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center on November 28, 1983 aboard the orbiter Columbia (STS-9). The Marshall Space Flight Center was responsible for managing the Spacelab missions.
Date of Image: 
1983-01-01
Category: 
Spacelab
term: 
Columbia
facet_what: 
Columbia
facet_where: 
France
facet_when: 
November 28, 1983
facet_when_year: 
1983
Reference Number: 
MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
MIX #: 
8438476
NIX #: 
MSFC-8438476
MSFC Negative Number: 
8438476
UID: 
SPD-MARSH-8438476
original url: 
http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2205