posted May 17, 2004 11:12 PM
Got a couple of neat booklets. Published by Morton Thiokol, they're entitled "Space Shuttle Payload Launch Schedule and Astronaut Flight Assignments." From the 28 March 1985 edition:
Mission 51I: Engle, Covey, van Hoften, Lounge, W. Fisher, Jarvis and Walker
61A using Columbia
61B using Challenger
61C using Columbia but with Scobee, Smith, Resnick, Onizuka, McNair, an RCA PS and a PS to be assigned
51L using Challenger but with Gibson, Bolden, Chang-Diaz, Hawley, Nelson, and the Teacher in Space
61H with Coats, Blaha, A. Fisher, Thagard, Springer and PSs from Indonesia and Great Britain
Anybody with Photoshop wanna do crew emblems or crew photos?
These booklets are neat. I have two from 1983; the only other interesting one is from January 1984 with the original crew of Engle, Covey, Buchli, Lounge and W. Fisher, then called 51C; the Spacelab 4/61D crew of Fabian (pilot); and Bagian and Seddon (MSs); and the standby crew of Bobko, Grabe, Mullane, Stewart, and Hilmers.
The 1984 booklet also shows a three-day (!) period between the launch of Spacelab 4 and of Mission 61E, which then was a DoD launch... would have really been interesting to have both Mission Controls used to support two missions at the same time.