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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of STS-62 Mission Specialists Charles ``Sam`` Gemar (020), Marsha Ivins, and Pierre Thuot (021-022) working at the Dexterous End Effector (DEE) controls on the Space Shuttle Columbia's aft flight deck. The DEE is a device on the business end of the Remote Manipulator System's (RMS's) robotic arm, which enables the RMS to grapple and secure objects. The purpose ... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of STS-62 Mission Specialists Charles ``Sam`` Gemar (020), Marsha Ivins, and Pierre Thuot (021-022) working at the Dexterous End Effector (DEE) controls on the Space Shuttle Columbia's aft flight deck. The DEE is a device on the business end of the Remote Manipulator System's (RMS's) robotic arm, which enables the RMS to grapple and secure objects. The purpose of the experiment conducted during STS-62 was to improve the dexterity and alignment accuracy of the shuttle's RMS by adding an improved end effector and grapple fixture to the robotic arm. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLES, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), STS-62, ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, FLIGHT DECK, SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS, ASTRONAUTS, CONTROL EQUIPMENT, END EFFECTORS Date Taken: 6/2/1997 Categories: Onboard Operations Interior_Exterior: Interior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 35MM CN Preservation File Format: TIFF. less
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