A night-time view from Space Shuttle Columbia with the European-designed Spacelab Science Module, hosting 16-days of Neurolab research. The tunnel that leads from the cabin to the science module in the cargo bay is at bottom center.
Spacelab was the European participation in Space Shuttle programme. Investigations during the Neurolab mission on the Columbia's flight in 1998 focused on the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. Experiments studied the adaptation of the vestibular system, the central nervous system, and the pathways that control the ability to sense location in the absence of gravity, as well as the effect of microgravity on a developing nervous system.