Click to enlargeSTS51-F Challenger Payload Bay Photo

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The solar optical universal polarimeter (SOUP) experiment is visible among the cluster of Spacelab 2 hardware in the cargo bay of the Shuttle Challenger, backdropped against white clouds over ocean waters.

Various components of the instrument positioning system (IPS) are conspicuous at the center of the frame. The remote manipulator system (RMS) arm is in its stowed position to the right of the frame.

Date: August 1, 1985
Photo credit: NASA

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