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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 (001-11). Closeups of AADSF (Advanced Automated Directional Solidification Furnace) (017), Confined Helium Expe... 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 (001-11). Closeups of AADSF (Advanced Automated Directional Solidification Furnace) (017), Confined Helium Experiment (CHeX) (016), IDGE (Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment) (013), MEPHISTO (Materials for the Study of Interesting Phenomena of Solidification on Earth and in Orbit) (015), AADSF avionics (012), and USMP-4 avionics (014). 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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