STS-40

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STS-40: Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS-1)

Orbiter: Columbia
Launched: June 5, 1991
Landed: June 14, 1991, Edwards Air Force Base
Orbits: 145

Crew:

Bryan D. O'Connor

Sidney M. Gutierrez

James P. Bagian

Tamara E. Jernigan

M. Rhea Seddon

F. Drew Gaffney

Millie Hughes-Fulford

 

This mission was the first dedicated solely to understanding the physiological effects of space flight on human physiology, testing not only human responses but also the effects of weightlessness on rodents and jellyfish.

Mission Images (JSC)

February 11, 1997

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