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STS-51-J Mission Insignia
The 51-J mission insignia, designed by Atlantis's first crew, pays tribute to the Statue of Liberty and the ideas it symbolizes. The historical gateway figure bears additional significance for Astronauts Karol J. Bobko, mission commander; and Ronald J. Grabe, pilot, both New York Natives.
Mission: Department of DefenseSpace Shuttle: AtlantisLaunch Pad: 39A Launch Weight: ClassifiedLaunched: Oct. 3, 1985 at 11:15:30 a.m. EDTLanding Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.Landing: Oct. 7, 1985 at 10:00:08 a.m. PDTLanding Weight: 190,400 poundsRunway: 23 Rollout Distance: 8,056 feetRollout Time: 65 secondsRevolution: 64Mission Duration: 4 days, 1 hour, 44 minutes, 38 secondsReturned to KSC: Oct. 11, 1985Orbit Altitude: 319 nautical milesOrbit Inclination: 28.5 degreesMiles Traveled: 1.7 million Crew Members Image above: STS-51J Crew photo with Commander Karol J. Bobko, Pilot Ronald J. Grabe, Mission Specialists David C. Hilmers, Robert L. Stewart and William A. Pailes. Image Credit: NASA Mission HighlightsThe launch was delayed 22 minutes, 30 seconds due to a main engine liquid hydrogen prevalve close remote power controller showing a faulty 'on' indication. This was the second mission dedicated to the Department of Defense.
NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center
The crew assigned to the STS-51J mission included (seated left to right) Robert L. Stewart, mission specialist; Karol J. Bobko, commander; and Ronald J. Grabe, pilot. On the back row, left to right, are mission specialists David C. Hilmers, and Major William A. Pailes (USAF). Launched aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on October 3, 1985 at 11:15:30 am (EDT), the STS-51J mission was the second mission dedicated to the Department of Defense (DOD).
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