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Cabin Air Monitoring (DTO 623)
Principal Investigators
Research Area:
Environmental monitoring
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

This experiment used the Solid Sorbent Air Sampler (SSAS) to continuously sample the Shuttle orbiter atmosphere throughout flight. This SSAS was used to verify that volatile organic contaminant levels in the Shuttle internal atmosphere were within established safety levels. The SSAS was flown on first flights of a new vehicle, first flights of a vehicle after extensive nonmetallic materials refurbishment in the orbiter cabin, and on all Spacelab manned module flights. Examples of refurbishment are interior repainting, extensive addition or replacement of wiring, and equipment, or other similar modifications which would make a significant change in the off-gassing products to the orbiter atmospheres.

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Environmental microbiology
Environmental pollutants

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. All data sets are on the Web site.
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Acetic acid, ethyl ester
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-37 04/05/1991 04/11/1991 6 days
STS-40 06/05/1991 06/14/1991 9 days
STS-42 01/22/1992 01/30/1992 8 days
STS-45 03/24/1992 04/02/1992 9 days
STS-47 09/12/1992 09/19/1992 7 days
STS-49 05/07/1992 05/16/1992 9 days
STS-50 06/25/1992 07/09/1992 14 days
STS-55 04/26/1993 05/06/1993 10 days
STS-57 06/21/1993 07/01/1993 10 days
STS-58 10/18/1993 11/01/1993 14 days
STS-60 02/03/1994 02/11/1994 8 days
STS-65 07/08/1994 07/23/1994 15 days
STS-66 11/03/1994 11/14/1994 11 days
STS-92 10/11/2000 10/24/2000 13 days
STS-97 11/30/2000 12/11/2000 11 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)