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    Space Shuttle STS-78 Columbia launch

    Space Shuttle STS-78 Columbia launch

    WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES

    11.20.2009

    Courtesy Photo

    NASA

    Midmorning proved the perfect time for a Space Shuttle launch as the thunderstorms that characteristically develop later in the day during hot Florida summers held off long enough to allow a flawless liftoff for the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-78) and her crew of seven and the Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS), managed by Marshall Space Flight Center. During the 17 day spaceflight, the crew conducted a diverse slate of experiments divided into a mix of life science and microgravity investigations; and, in a marner very similar to future international space station operations, LMS researchers from the United States and their European counterparts shared resources such as crew time and equipment.

    NASA Identifier: MSFC-9611555

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 11.20.2009
    Date Posted: 02.08.2013 16:14
    Photo ID: 852982
    Resolution: 1536x1510
    Size: 466.75 KB
    Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., US

    Web Views: 314
    Downloads: 59

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