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Get-Away Special Payload

Collection: School of Engineering Collection
Object Type: Payload; Heritage
Artist/Maker: Robert Gordon University
Place Made: United Kingdom: Aberdeenshire, Robert Gordon University
Date: 1996
Media/Materials: steel and electrical components
Dimensions: overall: 69 cm x 49.5 cm


This scientific experiment consisted of a payload developed by RGU students and staff. The payload carried two experiments.
The first was the measurement of low-level gravitational forces by measuring their effect on a heated liquid.
The second took the form of a series of experiments to study the effects of space flight on the germination of oat, wheat barley and rape seeds. Elrick Primary School were also involved in part of the experiment.
The payload was taken into orbit by Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Object Number: ABDRG2018.227