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  • "One of the things for first-time fliers is to come up and look out the window," Mr. Grunsfeld said, meaning from the middeck, where the mission specialists sit during launch and entry, to the flight deck.

    Found in Space

  • Prior to this, I worked for a University researcher flying biotechnology experiments on the Shuttle middeck and witnessed six Shuttle launches and a landing.

    All Aboard the Shuttle Launch Junket - NASA Watch

  • "It's a kind of cycle in the middeck that we all use to keep in shape," shuttle astronaut John Phillips said late Monday after trying to get the space bike up and running.

    Exercise in Space!

  • As such, it is somewhat disconcerting to read a recollection wherein O'Connor talks about adding a combination lock to Space Shuttle Columbia's middeck hatch on STS-40 in 1991 due to concerns over the competency of several payload specialists.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: February 2007 Archives

  • Editor's note: If you look at the left hand side of this image dated Monday, 11 December, you will see an iPod and a Belkin external battery pack velcroed to a panel next to the Discovery's toilet located in the Shuttle's middeck.

    NASA Watch: Shuttle News: December 2006 Archives

  • That could mean a crew-escape system might be revived, he said, because taking astronauts off the shuttle's middeck opens up the possibility of using some kind of ejector seat.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: March 2003 Archives

  • She stepped forward until she looked down on the middeck.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • July 10: In this photo provided by NASA, NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus, STS-135 mission specialist, is pictured with only a small portion of supplies and equipment on the middeck of the space shuttle Atlantis during the very busy third day in space as the four astronauts prepare to join a six-person crew aboard the International Space Station.

  • Mr. Grunsfeld, left, and Mike Massimino on the middeck of Space Shuttle Atlantis in May 2009. What's News US

  • Astronaut Lisa M. Nowak, STS-121 mission specialist, floats on the middeck of the space shuttle Discovery while docked with the international space station, July 8, 2006.


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