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Name of Image: Plant Growth/Plant Phototropism - Skylab Student Experiment ED-61/62
MIX #: 0102081
NIX #: 0102081 MSFC-0102081
Date of Image: 1973-01-01
Category: Skylab

Full Description: This chart describes the Skylab student experiment ED-61, Plant Growth, and experiment ED-62, Plant Phototropism. Two similar proposals were submitted by Joel G. Wordekemper of West Point, Nebraska, and Donald W. Schlack of Downey, California. Wordekemper's experiment (ED-61) was to see how the lack of gravity would affect the growth of roots and stems of plants. Schlack's experiment (ED-62) was to study the effect of light on a seed developing in zero gravity. The growth container of the rice seeds for their experiment consisted of eight compartments arranged in two parallel rows of four. Each had two windowed surfaces to allow periodic photography of the developing seedlings. In March 1972, NASA and the National Science Teachers Association selected 25 experiment proposals for flight on Skylab. Science advisors from the Marshall Space Flight Center aided and assisted the students in developing the proposals for flight on Skylab.
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Keywords: Skylab, Student Experiment, ED-61, ED-62, Plant Growth, Plant Phototropism
MSFC Negative Number: 0102081
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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