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Microgravity research has been performed by NASA Glenn Research Center for more than 30 years. Both United States and international microgravity science partners used the facilities aboard the Shuttle, the Mir Space Station, the International Space Station and other launch vehicles, to conduct investigations in fluid physics, combustion, biotechnology and materials science.

Planned Flights

Flight Date GRC Experiment
HTV-8 September 2019 FLARE
BOE-OFT October 2019
NG-12 October 2019 ACE T11-1
ACE T5-1
PBRE-2
PBRE-WR
CIR/FIR
BOE-CFT December 2019
SpX-19 December 2019 ACE T4-1
ACE T4-2
ACE T5-2
CIR/FIR
SpX-DM2 December 2019
NG-13 February 2020 ACE T9-2
SpX-20 March 2020 ACE T2-3
ACE T1-3
CIR/FIR
FBCE
USCV-1 May 2020

Accomplished Flights

Flight
Date
GRC Experiment
# of Missions/
# of Experiments
SpX-18 July 2019 ACE T4
PWM
CDM
CIR/FIR
118/287
SpX-17 May 2019 CIR/FIR 117/283
NG-11 April 2019 ACE T10
ACE T12
CIR/FIR
116/282
SpX-DM1 (uncrewed) March 2019 115/279
SpX-16 December 2018 CIR/FIR
ACE T12
LMM Bio-2
LMM Bio-5
LMM Bio-6
APEX-05
114/279
NG-10 November 2018 113/273
HTV-7 September 2018 112/273
SpX-15 June 2018 ACE T1-1,2
LMM Bio4-1,2
LMM Bio 6-1
CIR/FIR
111/273
SpX-14 May 2018 CIR/FIR 110/267
OA-9 May 2018 CIR/FIR 109/266
SpX-13 December 2017 FIR/LMM
ACE T7
ACE T9
MAMS (down)
ZBOT (down)
108/265
OA-8 November 2017 CIR/FIR
ACME
107/262
SpX-12 August 2017 InSPACE (down)
CIR/FIR
106/260
SpX-11 June 2017 PBRE (down)
BASS (down)
CSLM (down)
OASIS (down)
ACE T-6 (CASIS)
FIR/LMM
DECLIC/SCWM
105/259
Orb-7 April 2017 CIR/FIR 104/256
SpX-10 February 2017 ACME
LMM Biophysics -1, -3
ZBOT
CIR/Cool Flames
103/255
Orb-5 October 2016 CIR/FIR 102/250
SpX-9 July 2016 ACE T-1
Cool Flames
101/249
SpX-8 April 2016 MDE (CASIS) 100/247
Orb-6 March 2016 CIR/FIR 99/246
Orb-4 December 2015 PBRE
ACE H-2
CIR
98/245
HTV-5 August 2015 CIR/FIR 97/242
SpX-7 June 2015
(lost on ascent)
CIR/FIR 96/241
SpX-6 April 2015 ACE-H-1
OASIS
CIR/FIR
95/240
SpX-5 January 2015 CSLM-4
CIR/FIR
94/237
SpX-4 September 2014 ACE-M-3
APEX-3
93/235
Orb-2 July 2014 CIR/FIR 92/233
ATV-5 July 2014 FLEX-2J Fiber Arm Assemblies
DECLIC
91/232
SpX-3 April 2014 ACE-M-2
LMM Petri
CIR/FIR
90/230
Orb-1 January 9, 2014 BASS 2 89/227
37S November 13, 2013 CIR 88/226
HTV-4 August 3, 2013 FLEX-2J
DIAPASON
CIR/FIR
87/225
ATV-4 June 5, 2013 FLEX ICE-GA
CFE-2
CVB-2
CIR
DECLIC
SAMS
ACE-M
86/222
34S March 28, 2013 CIR 85/215
SpX2 March 1, 2013 ACE-M-1
CSLM-3
SPICE
FLEX Reservoirs
BCAT 5(down)
CSLM-3(down)
InSPACE-3(down)
FCF(down)
84/214
SpX1 October 8, 2012 CFE-2
FLEX-2
BASS
CCF(down)
BASS(down)
SPICE(down)
SLICE(down)
CIR(down)
83/210
45P October 21, 2011 CFE-2 82/207
ATV-3 October 18, 2011 ACE-1
81/206
STS-135
ULF-7
July 8, 2011 InSPACE(down)
LMM-Bio-2(down)
IVGEN(down)
CFE-2(down)
SAMS-TSH(down)
BXF(down)
CVB(down)
MDCA(down)
80/205
STS-134
ULF-6
May 16, 2011 SHERE-II
LMM-Bio-2
InSPACE-3
79/205
STS-133
ULF-5
February 24, 2011 PACE-2
LMM-Bio
BASS
SLICE
BXF
FLEX-2
BCAT-6
BCAT-3
SAMS(cable)
SAME-R(down)
CVB(down)
CSLM-2(down)
MDCA(down)
78/202
STS-132
ULF-4
May 14, 2010 SAME-R
77/194
STS-131
19A
April 5, 2010 PACE
CFE-2(4)(up & down)
IVGEN
CCF
CSLM-2R
76/193
STS-130
20A
February 8, 2010 BCAT-5(down)
75/188
STS-129
ULF-3
November 16, 2009 CVB
74/188
STS-128
ULF-3
August 28, 2009 FIR 73/187
STS-127
2J/A
July 15, 2009 BCAT-5 72/186
STS-119
15A
March 15, 2009
SHERE(down)
BCAT-4(down)
71/186
STS-126
ULF-2
November 14, 2008
CIR
MDCA/FLEX
SPICE
SHERE
(25 FM’s)
MSG-TSH
CIR-TSH
CFE CL1
(down)
70/185
STS-124
1J
May 31 , 2008
CSLM-2(3 SPU’s,2 ECU’s down)
SAME(down)
69/179
ATV1
April 3, 2008
InSPACE-2
68/179
STS-123
1J/A
March 11, 2008
BCAT-4
SHERE(20 FM’s)
CSLM-2(3 SPU’s)
67/178
STS-120
10A
October 23, 2007
SAMS-TSH-MSG
66/175
STS-118
13A.1
August 8, 2007
SAME
CSLM-2(5 SPU’s)
CFE(down)
65/174
STS-116
12A.1
December 9, 2006
InSPACE-1 Coil Assemblies(down)
DAFT-1(down)
DAFT-2(down)
DAFT-3(down)
DAFT-4(down)
64/172
STS-121
ULF1.1
July 4, 2006
CFE
DAFT-3
DAFT-4
63/172
STS-16P December, 2004 DAFT-1
DAFT-2
62/169
STS-13P January, 2004 BCAT-3
CFE
61/167
STS-107
SPACEHAB
January 16, 2003
Columbia
Sofball-2/CM-2
Water Mist/CM-2
LSP-2/CM-2
CVX-2
SAMS-FF
OARE
MGM-111
60/165
STS-113
11A
November 23, 2002 CSLM-2/ECU 1, 2, SPU 1, 2, 3, 4 / MSG
InSPACE Samples
59/158
STS-111
ISS-UF-2
June 5 – 19, 2002
Endeavour
RTS/MSG
SAMS-II/EE/SE
PCS(down)
InSPACE/MSG
58/156
STS-108
ISS-UF-1
December 5 – 17, 2001
Endeavour
COLLIDE-2/GAS
MSCRE/G-775/GAS
57/153
STS-105
ISS-7A.1
August 19, 2001
Endeavour
PCS(data down)
MSCRE/G-774/GAS
56/151
STS-100
ISS-6A
April 19, 2001
Atlantis
PCS/ISS EXPRESS
MAMS/ICU/RTS-1/RTS-2 EE-ER2/SE-PCS
55/150
Sounding
Rocket
February 12, 2001
Black Brandt
SAL-6
54/148
Sounding
Rocket
July 6, 2000
Black Brandt
ERE-1
53/147
Sounding
Rocket
December 19, 1999
Terrier-Orion
SAMS-FF
Microscale Heaters
52/146
Progress August, 1999 GMSF(data down from Mir)
51/144
Soyuz March 30, 1999 GMSF(data down from Mir)
50/144
Sounding
Rocket
November 15, 1998
Black Brandt
SAL-5
49/144
STS-95
SPACEHAB/TAS-02
October 29 –
November 7, 1998
Discovery
CGEL-2/GBX
CDOT-2/GBX
SAMS-FF
48/143
STS-91
Mir-9/SPACEHAB
June 2 – 12, 1998
Discovery
SSCE-10/MDK
Skorost/Mir(data down)
GMSF/ALICE-II
SAMS
SAMS(disks down)
SAMS UNIT E(down from Mir)
47/140
STS-90
NEUROLAB
April 17 – May 3, 1998
Columbia
COLLIDE
46/137
Progress/Kvant March 17, 1998 Skorost/Mir
45/136
STS-89
Mir-8/SPACEHAB
January 22 – 31, 1998
Endeavour
SAMS/MIR/disks down
BCAT-2(down)
SAMS-D
TEM-2(down)
44/135
STS-87
USMP-4
November 19 –
December 5, 1997
Columbia
IDGE-3
BiSn-2/MEPHISTO
SAMS-F&G
OARE
ELF/GBX/MDK
TGDF/GAS
43/134
STS-86
Mir-7/SPACEHAB
September 25 –
October 6, 1997
Atlantis
SAMS(disk down)
BCAT-2/GBX/Mir-7
CGEL(down)
42/128
Sounding
Rocket
September 10, 1997
Black Brandt
SAL-4
41/127
Sounding
Rocket
September 10, 1997
Black Brandt
DARTFire-4/SAMS-FF
40/126
STS-85
TAS-01
August 7 – 19, 1997
Discovery
CVX/TAS
SSCE-9/MDK-7
39/125
STS-94
MSL-1R
July 1 -17, 1997
Columbia
Sofball/CM-1/SL
LSP/CM-1/SL
DCE/SL
PHaSE/EXPRESS/SL
SAMS-B
CSLM/GBX/SL(9 units)
LPS-2/LIF/SL
DPIMS-1/LIF/SL
OARE
CHT/GBX/SL
FSDC-2/GBX/SL
38/123
STS-84
Mir-6/SPACEHAB
May 15 – 25, 1997
Atlantis
SAMS(disks down)
CGEL/GBX/Mir-6
ALB, OFFS(down)
LME
37/112
STS-83
MSL-1
April 4 – 8, 1997
Columbia
Sofball/CM-1/SL
LSP/CM-1/SL
PHaSE/EXPRESS/SL
SAMS-B
DCE/SL
CSLM/GBX/SL(9 units)
LPS-2/LIF/SL
DPIMS-1/LIF/SL
FSDC-2/GBX/SL
OARE
CHT/GBX/SL
36/110
Sounding
Rocket
February 26, 1997
Black Brandt
DARTFire-3
35/99
STS-81
Mir-5/SPACEHAB
January 12 – 22, 1997
Atlantis
ALB/GBX/Mir-5
OFFS/GBX/Mir-5
SAMS-C(disks up & down)
BCAT(down)
34/98
Sounding
Rocket
October 16, 1996
Black Brandt
DARTFire-2
33/95
STS-79
Mir-4/SPACEHAB
September 16 – 26, 1996
Atlantis
BCAT/GBX/Mir-4
SAMS-C(disks up & down)
TEM-2/GBX/Mir-4
CFM, FFFT, ICE
TEM – down from Mir
32/94
Sounding
Rocket
June 20 , 1996
Black Brandt
DARTFire-1
31/87
STS-78
LMS-1
June 20 – July 7, 1996
Columbia
SAMS-D
OARE
TMIBD/BDPU
SIE/BDPU
30/86
STS-77
SPACEHAB-4
May 19 – 29, 1996
Endeavour
MSC-2/GAS
TPCE-3/GAS
PBE-5/GAS
VTRE/GAS
29/82
Mir
via Priroda
April 23, 1996 CFM-1.5/GBX
FFFT/GBX
ICE/GBX
TEM/MIM
28/78
STS-76
Mir-3/SPACEHAB
March 22 – 31, 1996
Atlantis
Comb. Parts Box (CFM, FFFT,)/GBX
SAMS(disks down)
27/74
Sounding
Rocket
February 23, 1996
Black Brandt
SAL-3
26/72
STS-75
USMP-3
February 22 –
March 9, 1996
Columbia
IDGE-2
Zeno-2
OARE
CSD/GBX/MDK(1 unit)
FFFT/GBX/MDK(2 units)
RITSI/GBX/MDK(2 units)
25/71
STS-72 January 11 – 20, 1996
Endeavour
PBE-4/GAS
TES-2(Reflight)
24/65
STS-74 November 12 – 20, 1995
Atlantis
SAMS – 60 disks up & 5 down
23/63
STS-73
USML-2
October 20 –
November 5, 1995
Columbia
SAMS-C
STDCE-2/SL
CDOT/GBX/SL(1 unit)
FSDC/GBX/SL(1 unit)
ICE/GBX/SL(4 units)
OTFE/GBX/SL(4 units)
OARE
22/62
STS-69 September 7 – 18, 1995
Endeavour
MSC-1/GAS
TES-2(Reflight)
21/55
Sounding
Rocket
August 28 , 1995
Black Brandt
SAL-2
20/53
STS-63
SPACEHAB-3
February 3 – 11, 1995
Discovery
SSCE-8(PMMA)
SAMS-A
19/52
Sounding
Rocket
November 22, 1994
Black Brandt
SAL-1
18/50
STS-66 November 3 – 14, 1994
Atlantis
SAMS-A
17/49
STS-64 September 9 – 20, 1994
Discovery
SSCE-7(PMMA)
16/48
Mir-Delivery
via Progress
August 25, 1994 SAMS-E(12 disks up)
15/47
STS-65
IML-2
July 8 – 23, 1994
Columbia
LPS/LIF
SAMS-D
IPMFS/BDPU
TMIBD/BDPU
AFEQ
TEQb/CPF
OARE
14/46
STS-62
USMP-2
OAST-2
March 4 – 18, 1994
Columbia
Zeno-1
IDGE-1
SAMS-F
SAMS-G
BiSn/MEPHISTO
OARE
SAMPIE
TES-1 and -2
13/39
STS-60
SPACEHAB-2
February 3 – 11, 1994
Discovery
SAMS-A
PBE-3/GAS
12/30
STS-57
SPACEHAB-1
June 21 – July 1, 1993
Endeavour
SAMS-A
PBE-2/GAS
11/28
STS-54
TDRS-F
January 13 – 19, 1993
Endeavour
SSCE-6(PMMA)
10/26
STS-52
USMP-1
October 22 –
November 1, 1992
Columbia
SAMS-F
SAMS-G
TPCE-TP/GAS
9/25
STS-47
SL-J
September 12 – 20, 1992
Endeavour
SAMS-E/SL
PBE-1/GAS Bridge
SSCE-5/Middeck
8/22
STS-50
USML-1
June 25 – July 9. 1992
Columbia
STDCE-1/SL
SAMS-C/SL
SSCE-4/SL
WIF/GBX/SL(4 units)
OTFE/GBX/SL (4 units)
ICE/GBX/SL (4 units)
CFM/GBX/SL(1 unit)
SCM/GBX/SL(4 units)
7/19
STS-45
Atlas-1
March 23 – April 2, 1992
Atlantis
GaAs-2/GAS
6/11
STS-42
IML-1
January 22 – 30, 1992
Discovery
CFTE/CPF/SL
SAMS-D/SL
5/10
STS-43
TDRS-05
August 2 – 11, 1991
Atlantis
SSCE-2/Middeck
SAMS-E/Middeck
TPCE-1/GAS Bridge
4/8
STS-40
SLS-1
June 5 – 14, 1991
Columbia
GaAs-1/GAS Bridge
SSCE-3/SL
SAMS-A/SL
3/5
STS-41
ULYSSES
October 6 – 10, 1990
Discovery
SSCE-1/Middeck
2/2
STS-61C
MSL-2
January 12 – 18, 1986
Columbia
AUE/EML/MPESS
1/1
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