Astronaut Coleman studying plant growth on STS-093

Astronaut Coleman studying plant growth on STS-093

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Caption: Shuttle experiment. Mission specialist Catherine G. Coleman studying a small plant shoot on space shuttle mission STS-93. This mission, on the space shuttle Columbia, took place on 23rd-27th July 1999. This experiment was part of the Plant Growth Investigations in Microgravity (PGIM) project. The main purpose of mission STS-93 was to deploy the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built. Also on board Columbia were mission commander Eileen M. Collins, the space shuttle's first female commander, pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, and mission specialists Steven A. Hawley and Michel Tognini.

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Keywords: coleman, columbia, experiment, in flight, manned spaceflight, microgravity, microgravity exp, pgim, plant growth, plant growth exp, plant growth experim't, plant growth experimt, shuttle, space shuttle, sts-93

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