• Short Summary

    A new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project has been developed which allows individuals, companies and universities to send their scientific experiments into space.

  • Description

    A new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project has been developed which allows individuals, companies and universities to send their scientific experiments into space. The aim of the project is to open up areas of experimental research which were previously restricted to authorised military and government scientists. Under the new scheme, cylindrical containers -- about the size of dustbins are rented out to private concerns. Their samples, or experiments are packed in the cylinders which are then stacked in empty corners aboard NASA space shuttles. Seventy seven private experiments have been tentatively planned so far, including studies of the effects of earth-orbit weightlessness on metal alloy, computer parts, ant farms and even a lizard with its tail cut off. Jim Hall sends this report.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZQRDALJAWU0DKPI2Q5SDHG9E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZQRDALJAWU0DKPI2Q5SDHG9E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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