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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-02-2010 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the time of Challenger, the crew for 61-J had been announced, which had five crew members. Granted, Hubble is controlled by the ground (and not from the Shuttle, as with the Spacelab telescopes), but were there any considerations to flying a Hubble scientist as a payload specialist? (Granted, Grunsfeld would have been rather young at the time, but I can't get the image of an alternate universe where his first flight is as a PS on 61-J....)

OV-105
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posted 10-02-2010 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No Payload Specialists were going to fly with Hubble on 61-J.The crew that flew STS-31 with the change of Shriver for Young was the only change.

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