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Fourth United States Microgravity Payload: One Year ReportThis document reports the one year science results for the Fourth United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-4). The USMP-4 major experiments were on a support structure in the Space Shuttle's payload bay and operated almost completely by the Principal Investigators through telescience. The mission included a Glovebox where the crew performed additional experiments for the investigators. Together about eight major scientific experiments were performed, advancing the state of knowledge in fields such as low temperature physics, solidification, and combustion. The results demonstrate the range of quality science that can be conducted utilizing orbital laboratories in microgravity and provide a look forward to a highly productive Space Station era.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Ethridge, Edwin C. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Curreri, Peter A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
McCauley, D. E. (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1999
Subject Category
Space Processing
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.55:209628
Meeting Information
United States Microgravity Payload(Huntsville, AL)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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