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STS-56 MS2 Cockrell with HERCULES camera at overhead window W8 on OV-103's FD

1993-04-17

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STS056-08-018 (8-17 April 1993) --- Aboard Discovery, astronaut Kenneth D. Cockrell, mission specialist, records Earth imagery with the Hand-Held, Earth-Oriented, Real-Time, Cooperative, User-Friendly, Location-Targeting and Environmental System (HERCULES). HERCULES is a device that makes it simple for Shuttle crew members to take pictures of Earth, as they merely point a modified 35mm camera and shoot any interesting feature, whose latitude and longitude are automatically determined in real-time. The powder-box shaped attachment is the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for the system. The STS-56 crew downlinked a number of the still images during the flight, while others are likely to be stored on disc and returned to Earth with the crew.

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  • Title: STS-56 MS2 Cockrell with HERCULES camera at overhead window W8 on OV-103's FD
  • Date Created: 1993-04-17
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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