James Wetherbee Eileen Collins Michael Foale Janice Voss Bernard Harris Vladimar Titov
February 3, 1995
February 11, 1995
8 days, 6 hours
Eighteen (18) FTUs flew aboard STS-63.
Based on the Carbonated Beverage Dispenser flown on STS-51F in 1985, the "Fluid Transfer Unit" (FTU) was used to dispense carbonated drinks from the Fluids Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus ("Coca-Cola Space Dispenser") flown on STS-63. Made from clear polycarbonate, the FTU held up to seven ounces of Coca-Cola or Diet Coke. The space cups' design incorporated a unique baffle and thin vanes at its bottom to keep the liquid and carbon dioxide from separating.