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Spacelab Pallet

June 1, 1980 – May 15, 1997

Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Space Hall, Gallery 114, 1st Floor, East Wing

On display is a reusable cargo container designed for use in a joint NASA-ESA (European Space Agency) project planned for the mid-1980s. The modular units can combine to create a variety of laboratories between missions permitting international science teams to perform research in their fields, including health science, engineering, and materials processing.