Rotator Adapter, Spacelab MVI Experiments, STS-42


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This device served to lock the chair onto the rotator and gauge the chair's rotation when the unit was operating. This was part of the equipment for the Microgravity Vestibular Investigations experiments flown on Space Shuttle mission STS-42, the first International Microgravity Laboratory mission, in 1992.

NASA transferred the unit to the Musuem in 2004.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin

United States of America


Aluminum, Paint, Steel


3-D: 33 x 15.2 x 7.6cm (13 x 6 x 3 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


EQUIPMENT-Scientific Devices