Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC
landing on Cape Canaveral (KSC
The primary payloads were the
-02 microgravity experiments package and the
-2 engineering and technology payload, both in the
orbiter's cargo bay. The two week mission also featured a number of biomedical
experiments focusing on the effects of long duration spaceflight.
-02 was the Isothermal Dendritic Growth Experiment
(IDGE). That experiment continued to assemble data to test theories concerning
the effect of gravity-driven fluid flows on dendritic solidification of molten
-2 contained six experiments on the field of
technology for the space station, satellites, sensors and more.
carried several secondary payloads as crystal growth experiments, medical and