The STS-042 Mission featured experiments that focused on physiological changes in the weightless environment. Subjects of study included: eye motion and the inner ear; the elongation of the spine and back pain; energy expenditure during a spaceflight; the nervous system and changes in the balance system; the separation of certain kinds of molecules and cells from complex mixtures; and finally, the after-effects of spaceflight.
Launch Date: January 22, 1992
Time: 9:52:33 a.m. EST
Site: Kennedy Space Center
Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 10.5 cm (4.9" x 4.1")