mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Tomorrow in History, 1992: Endeavour's First Mission

Since I won't be on the Internet tomorrow morning --

On May 7, 1992, thirteen years ago, Space Shuttle Endeavour launched on its first mission, STS-49. Endeavour was commissioned to replace the Challenger, which exploded shortly after launch on January 28, 1986. The crew of STS-49 were Commander Daniel C. Brandenstein, Pilot Kevin P. Chilton, and Mission Specialists Pierre J. Thuot, Kathryn C. Thornton, Richard J. Hieb, Thomas D. Akers, and Bruce E. Melnick. They spent almost nine full days in orbit, and set a bunch of records, including the first and second longest EVAs to date.
Tags: history, space

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