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SUMMER 2007, VOL. 25, NO. 2 Suspended in Orbit

Summary: SUMMER 2007, VOL. 25, NO. 2
Suspended in Orbit
By Patrick H. Shea
In the summer of 1996, from the viewing
area of Kennedy Space Center, Dudley
Saville (19332006) watched wide-eyed as
the space shuttle Columbia blasted off with
one of his own experiments on board.
Saville, then a professor of chemical
engineering at Princeton University, had
been passionate about flight since his days
in the U.S. Air Force, but on this day he
was more excited about scientific inquiry
than the romance of space. The shuttle's
Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS)
carried an experiment on the
electrohydrodynamic properties of
suspensions that Saville had been waiting
to send into orbit since 1990. If given the


Source: Aksay, Ilhan A. - Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University


Collections: Materials Science