Accession Number:

ADA279606

Title:

Get Away Special Experimenter's Symposium (1986): Proceedings of a Symposium Held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD on October 7-8, 1986

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

236.0

Abstract:

This project represents Venezuelas first scientific experiment space. The apparatus for the automatic costing of two polymer thin films will be contained in NASAs Payload No. G-559 of the Get Away Special program for a future orbital space flight in the U.S. Space Shuttle. Semi-permeable polymer membranes have important applications in a variety of fields, such as medicine, energy, and pharmaceuticals and in general fluid separation processes, such as reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and electrodialysis. The casting of semi- permeable membranes in space will help to identify the roles of convection in determining the structure of these membranes.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE