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heng44
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posted 12-28-2013 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Space Shuttle Challenger presents a ghostly image to a still camera aboard the German-built SPAS, which was deployed by the STS-7 crew in June 1983. The two spacecraft flew in formation for several hours and the resulting first photos of a Shuttle in space were quite a sensation at the time.

APG85
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posted 12-28-2013 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember that mission. I was excited to see full pictures of the the shuttle in space...

Greggy_D
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posted 12-28-2013 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note that Sally Ride positioned the RMS in the shape of the number 7, in honor of their STS-7 flight and mission patch. Their patch also has the RMS configured as a "7".

garymilgrom
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posted 12-28-2013 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dr. Ride talks about deploying the arm shaped like that in the current issue of Quest magazine. It seems the entire crew was involved.

randy
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posted 12-28-2013 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are still quite a sensation.

mikepf
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posted 12-30-2013 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A beautiful and historic photo. Let me take this opportunity to once again thank you for sharing all these pictures here. I always enjoy seeing them and look forward with anticipation to seeing what you will pick next. Best wishes for a great new year.

heng44
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posted 12-31-2013 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The year 2014 will see Photo of the Week 500. I have many more treasures in my files that I hope to share...

Thanks for all the reactions and a Happy new year to all!

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