Mark Obrien

Chemistry and the Space Shuttle Program

Discussion created by Mark Obrien on Jul 6, 2011

On July 9 the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched for the final time marking the end of  NASA’s Space Shuttle program.  In your opinion, what are among the most significant scientific advances that resulted from the space shuttle program?    What role did chemists play in the success of the program and what impact did the space shuttle have on the field of chemistry?