A miniature space station
Columbia’s next flight — or rather flights — had multiple personalities, but instead of receiving attention from a doctor, it received the undivided focus of thousands of scientists, engineers, technicians, Shuttle processing workers and a close-knit team of seven astronauts. For STS-83 Mission Specialist Don Thomas, 1997 would prove to be one of the high points of his astronaut career: at the end of January, it seemed unlikely that he would be flying at all that year, but by the end of July he had flown not once, but twice!
KeywordsBlack Hole International Space Station Microgravity Environment Fuel Droplet Main Engine
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