Astronaut emerging from sleep restraint.

Astronaut emerging from sleep restraint.

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dutch astronaut & scientist Wubbo J. Ockels climbs out of a unique "sleeping restraint" (space bed) inside the European Space Agency's Spacelab on board the space shuttle Challenger. The photo was taken during shuttle mission 61-A from October 30 to November 6, 1985. The other crew members slept in the shuttle's mid-deck area but Ockels tested the new space bed, which he had proposed, in Spacelab's science module.

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Keywords: astronaut, in flight, in space, manned spaceflight, mission 61-a, ockels, sleep, space shuttle, spacelab, wubbo j.

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