Topic: STS-51: SPAS satellite imagery of Discovery
Posts: 71 From: Seattle, WA, USA Registered: Sep 2010
posted May 03, 2012 02:18 PM
I've been looking for some in flight pictures of Discovery to have printed large. I remembered that a SPAS satellite similar to the one flown on STS-7 was flown on Discovery for STS-51. But going through Johnson Space Center's online picture gallery I'm coming up empty handed. When I do a Google search I find a Discovery/SPAS image but only 1000x1000 or so.
Does anybody have high resolution picture(s) of Discovery taken from the SPAS on STS-51? Does anybody know the NASA numbers for any of the SPAS/Discovery images?
Posts: 542 From: Ridgecrest, CA USA Registered: Sep 2000
posted May 03, 2012 07:55 PM
I think they only had an IMAX camera on the SPAS on STS-51. So you might be able to get some from Destiny In Space. They might have used some other shots in the IMAX movies that came out after also.
Jay Chladek Member
Posts: 1819 From: Bellevue, NE, USA Registered: Aug 2007
posted May 04, 2012 02:17 AM
It didn't just have the IMAX as the SPAS was also shooting standard video as well (not sure about still photos). That mission was featured in an old documentary called "Flying the Space Shuttle" when it aired on TLC back in the mid-1990s.