This object is on display in the Space Science exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Dimensions: 3-D: 35.6 x 50.8cm (14 x 20 in.)
Materials: aluminum or stainless steel, with adhesive paper decals; rubber, metal wires, foil, mylar
This container held experiment equipment flown as a "Getaway Special" on the STS 61-C Space Shuttle mission in 1986. Getaway Specials are containers in the payload bay for automated experiments that require no crew attention. A hospital flew the Joint Utilization of Laser Integrated Experiments (JULIE) to study the effects of laser light and cosmic radiation on various medical materials and human tissues. The apparatus included a small laser, a blood-typing machine, and syringes of blood samples and medications. The hospital donated some of the experiment equipment to the Museum after the mission.
Gift of St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee
Inventory number: A19860277000