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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: Documentation of the United States Microgravity Payload-4 (USMP-4) in the shuttle Columbia's payload bay. The USMP-4 payload allows for investigation into the effects of microgravity on materials science, combustion science, and fundamental physics. Wide views of entire payload (026). Closeups of IDGE (Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment) (022), AADSF avionics (024), USMP-4 avionics (... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: Documentation of the United States Microgravity Payload-4 (USMP-4) in the shuttle Columbia's payload bay. The USMP-4 payload allows for investigation into the effects of microgravity on materials science, combustion science, and fundamental physics. Wide views of entire payload (026). Closeups of IDGE (Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment) (022), AADSF avionics (024), USMP-4 avionics (025), and power and data cables on port side of USMP-4 hitchhiker (023). In the foreground the empty Spartan Multipurpose Experiment Support Structure (MPESS) is visible. Subject Terms: STS-87, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY, SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS, MICROGRAVITY, MATERIALS SCIENCE Date Taken: 12/19/1997 Categories: Payload Bay Interior_Exterior: Interior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 35MM CN Preservation File Format: TIFF. less
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