NASA Retirees, Volunteers Restore Historic Spacelab Flight Hardware
A team of retired NASA and industry volunteers is working to welcome back an old friend: the Astro Spacelab mission hardware which three decades ago made landmark space science discoveries, paving the way for modern, synchronized space imaging.
Launch of STS-7, 1st US Woman in Space – June 18, 1983
This week in 1983, space shuttle Challenger, mission STS-7, launched on a six-day mission to deploy two communications satellites, one for Canada and one for Indonesia. This was the first time the shuttle flew with a crew of five and the first time a U.S. woman was in space.