Demonstration of weightlessness

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Demonstration of weightlessness
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When the D1 mission was launched in 1985, experiments in weightlessness were met with some criticism. This image shows a golden egg floating on board Spacelab. On its surface you can see a reflection of the astronaut, Wubbo Ockels.
Credit: DLR.
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