June 7, 2011
This Electronic Still Camera (ESC) view shows the Brassica rapa plants, one of the Collaborative Ukrainian Experiment (CUE) primary plant growth experiments being conducted onboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia during the United States Microgravity Payload - 4 (USMP-4) mission. The CUE is a collection of 10 plant space biology experiments (five primary and five secondary) being conducted by Leonid K. Kadenyuk, Ukrainian payload specialist. Cue features educational components that involves evaluating the effects of microgravity on the pollination and fertilization of Brassica rapa seedlings. This view was taken at 09:01:36 GMT, on December 3, 1997.
Topics: Environment, Rapa, Brassica rapa, Brassica, Leonid K. Kadenyuk, payload specialist, STS-87, Edwards Air Force Base, Spaceflight