Spacelab Pallet

June 1, 1980 – May 15, 1997

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Space Hall, Gallery 114, 1st Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

On display is a reusable cargo container designed for use in a joint NASA-ESA (European Space Agency) project planned for the mid-1980s. The modular units can combine to create a variety of laboratories between missions permitting international science teams to perform research in their fields, including health science, engineering, and materials processing.