Container, JULIE Getaway Special, STS 61-C

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This object is on display in the Space Science at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Space Science

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.