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A date in history of medicine, science, environmental study, space exploration of benefit to our knowledge of earth and life sciences of interest.

The First International Microgravity Laboratory

The First International Microgravity Laboratory

Twenty-eight years ago on January 22, 1992, STS-42 carried the first International Microgravity Laboratory [IML-1], dozens of experiments, and seven space shuttle crew members into orbit. Over 200 scientists from 13 countries contributed to the crew’s onboard research tasks in the physical and life…