Stock Photo - 03/09/1998 ___ The STS_90 Neurolab payload and two of the four Getaway Specials GAS await payload bay door closure in the orbiter Columbia today in Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. Investigations during the Neurolab mission will focus on the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. The GAS container on the left contains the COLLisions Into Dust Experiment, or COLLIDE, which will study low velocity collisions between space_borne particles in an attempt to better understand planetary ring dynamics. The STS_90 mission is a joint venture of six space agencies and seven U.S. research agencies. Agencies participating in this mission include six institutes of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research, as well as the space agencies of Canada, France, Germany, and Japan, and the European Space Agency ESA

Stock Photo: 03/09/1998 --- The STS-90 Neurolab payload and two of the four Getaway Specials GAS await payload bay door closure in the orbiter Columbia today in Orbiter.

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