This was the twenty-fifth launch of Columbia. Neurolab is a Spacelab module mission focusing on the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. The mission was a joint venture of six space agencies and seven U.S. research agencies. Investigator teams from nine countries conducted 31 studies in the microgravity environment of space. Landed May 3, 1998 at Kennedy Space Center, FL. Mission Duration: 15 days 21 hours 50 minutes 58 seconds.
Launch Date: April 17, 1998 2:19 PM EDT Launch Vehicle: Columbia Crew: Commander: Richard A. Searfoss, Pilot: Scott D. Altman, Mission Specialists:Richard M. Linnehan, Dafydd Rhys Williams, Kathryn P. Hire, Payload Specialists: James C. Buckey, James A. Pawelczyk