Soil mechanics experiments near completion on STS-89
Soil mechanics experiments
near completion on STS-89
Jan. 28, 1998: The first three of six specimen cells have been run in the Mechanics of Granular Materials (MGM) experiment aboard the STS-89 Space Shuttle mission now under way, and the remaining three are to be completed by Thursday evening.
At right, above, astronaut James Reilly observes an MGM cell as he controls the experiment through a laptop computer (the screen is enhanced to make the MGM specimen more visible). Also available are larger images,
Jan. 29, 1998 update
Images from video downlinked during the third MGM run on STS-89 are available below.
Author: Dave Dooling
Curator: Bryan Walls
NASA Official: John M. Horack