An 11 day mission aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, dedicated to the ATLAS-3 Spacelab pallet of atmospheric science payloads. We studied the Earth’s upper atmosphere, with particular emphasis on the Antarctic ozone hole and the effects of industrialization on ozone balance. The crew deployed the CRISTA-SPAS satellite for 8 days of free flight, and later performed a rendezvous and capture to bring the payload home. The crew also tested an exercise device Scott helped develop for long duration spaceflight, called the Interlimb Resistance Device (ILRD).
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