June 6, 2011
Payload specialist Roger K. Crouch prepares to run one of the many experiments requiring usage of the glovebox onboard the Spacelab Science Module in the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. The glovebox is designed to allow for specimen manipulation in an environment that will protect the science module from any spillage or contamination from any one of a variety of liquid flow or materials processing experiments. The glovebox facility has a variety of internal and external cameras so that investigators on the ground can observe various angles and views during the experiment as well as provide observation capability for the crew members.
Topics: Spacelab, Space science, Space Shuttle program, Environment, Glovebox, STS-50, Space Shuttle