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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device Evaluation (DTO 914)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Metabolism and nutrition
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
The Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (SLAMMD) was developed to improve the quality of in flight mass data and facilitate vehicle integration compared to the Body Mass Measurement Device (BMMD) flown on previous life science missions. The new design minimizes weight, mass, volume, interfaces and optimizes the accuracy and repeatability of the results obtained in microgravity. The simplified design will be compatible with the orbiter, spacelab, space station, and Russian vehicles. The goal of the SLAMMD is to measure within 0.1 percent accuracy, a level that the earlier flight version could not attain repeatedly. The long term use of this device will be to support future metabolic studies in space.


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Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Parameters
Body mass

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-69 09/07/1995 09/18/1995 11 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)