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Research opportunities in microgravity science and applications during shuttle hiatusThe opportunity to conduct microgravity and related research still exists, even with the temporary delay in the U.S. Space Shuttle program. Several ground-based facilities are available and use of these facilities is highly recommended for the preparation of near and far term shuttle or space station experiments. Drop tubes, drop towers, aircraft, sounding rockets and a wide variety of other ground-based equipment can be used to simulate microgravity. This paper concentrates on the materials processing capabilities available at NASA Lewis Research Center (NASA Lewis), Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Also included is information on gaining access to these facilities.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Rosenthal, Bruce N.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Glasgow, Thomas K.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Black, Richard E.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Elleman, Daniel D.
(Jet Propulsion Lab. California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
Materials Processing
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:88964
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 674-27-05
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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