June 3, 2011
Payload specialist Roger K. Crouch performs the activation for the Mid Deck Glove Box (MGBX). Made to accommodate a variety of hardware and materials testing, the facility offers physical isolation and a negative air pressure environment so that items that are not suitable for handling in the open Spacelab can be protected. One experiment that was performed on STS-83 is the Internal Flows in a Free Drop (IFFD), an experiment that investigates rotation and position control of drops by varying acoustic pressures.
Topics: STS-83, Edwards Air Force Base, Spaceflight, payload specialist, Roger K. Crouch, Crouch, STS-8, Spacelab, Space Shuttle program