Space Shuttle: A New Era in Terrestrial Remote Sensing

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Science  06 Nov 1981:
Vol. 214, Issue 4521, pp. 619-626
DOI: 10.1126/science.214.4521.619


The space shuttle will carry its first scientific cargo into orbit on its second test flight. The seven experiments to be conducted during this flight—investigations related to continental geology, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, marine biology, and plant physiology—will demonstrate the potential usefulness of the shuttle for research in the earth and life sciences.

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