Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications (OSTA) Photographs

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    Inventory of Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications (OSTA) Photographs
    (UHCL Archives staff, 2022) JSC History Collection staff
    OSTA-1, the first scientific cargo carried on the Space Shuttle, was sponsored by NASA's Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications. The pallet, located in the Shuttle cargo bay, housed seven experiment packages including the Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR), the Shuttle Multispectral Infra-red Radiometer (SMIRR), the Night / Day Optical Survey of Lightning (NOSL), the Ocean Color Experiment (OCE), and the Feature Identification and Location Experiment (FILE), all terrestrial observation experiments. The seventh package calibrated a planned Spacelab experiment. This subseries consists of one linear foot of 8x10 photos showing pallet and experiment equipment and components, as well as OSTA pallet models and integration hardware. The folders are arranged alphabetically by subject and range in date from 1978 to 1981.