Shuttle-Mir History/Science/Advanced Technologies

By conducting technology experiments in space, new insight may be gained concerning industrial needs and technological developments on Earth. NASA utilizes the unique characteristics of the space environment, primarily the near absence of gravity (or microgravity), to expand researchers' knowledge of physics, chemistry, materials and fluids sciences and biotechnology.

Researchers processed materials in space and analyzed them in order to understand the effects of microgravity on their fundamental properties. Furthermore, these researchers wanted to characterize the microacceleration environment on the Mir Space Station; it is important to know the locations and magnitudes of acceleration forces in space stations because these forces can disturb certain experiments. Researchers also examined combustion phenomena in the microgravity environment.


Experiments List:
Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA #1 & #2)
Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG)
Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG-CVDA)
Liquid Motion Experiment (LME)
Materials in Devices as Superconductors (MIDAS)
Optizon Liquid Phase Sintering Experiments
X-ray Detector Test (XDT)


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