Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC
landing on Cape Canaveral (KSC
With STS-60 the first time since
a Russian cosmonaut was onboard of an U.S.- spacecraft. STS-60 was the first
mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-MIR Program. The mission carried the Wake
Shield Facility experiment and a SPACEHAB module into orbit, and carried out a
live bi-directional audio and downlink link-up with the cosmonauts aboard the
Russian space station MIR.
The deploying of the Wake Shield Facility
failed several times and all
operations only took place at the end of the
and there would be no
free-flying operations on the mission.
Experiments in biology and
biomedicine in the Spacehab-module were done: Three-Dimensional Microgravity
Accelerometer (3-DMA) experiment, Astroculture Experiment (ASC-3), Bioserve
Pilot Lab (BPL), Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Experiment (CGBA),
Commercial Protein Crystal Growth Experiment (CPCG), Controlled Liquid Phase
Sintering (ECLiPSE-Hab), Immune Response Studies Experiment (IMMUNE-01),
Organic Separation Experiment (ORSEP), Space Experiment Facility (SEF), Penn
State Biomodule (PSB) and the Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS)
Experiment. Sergei K.
had been operating the SAMS experiment.
crew successfully deployed the small German built Bremsat satellite on February
09, 1994. It was developed by the Bremen University and build by company
OHB-System and performed environment observations.