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Jacket and Trousers

Mission: STS-51A Discovery   Crew: Frederick H. Hauck
David M. Walker
Anna L. Fisher
Dale A. Gardner
Joseph P. Allen
Launch: November 8, 1984  
Landing: November 16, 1984  
Duration: 7 days, 23 hours  
Comment: First space salvage mission; Allen and Gardner
captured two malfunctioning satellites

This two-piece flight suit was worn by Dale Gardner while aboard Discovery's second mission. Designed for comfort and functionality, the jacket and trousers have numerous velcro and zipper-clasped pockets for utensils, checklists and other supplies. Labels and NASA documents track the history of this suit, including its downgrade from Class I to Class III (training-only) in January 1990.

This suit was previously the featured exhibit at the Dale A. Gardner Aerospace Museum in his hometown of Sherburn, Minnesota. The museum has since been closed.

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