Inside NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston on May 11, 1992, flight director Al Pennington watches over a spacewalk in progress during the STS-49 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. (NASA)
April 7, 1983: Astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first spacewalk of the space shuttle era. Tethered to the Challenger by safety slide wires, they were able to move along the cargo bay without floating off into space. The extra-vehicular activity (EVA) lasted 4 hours, 17 minutes.
Astronaut Robert L. Gibson, STS-71 mission commander, shakes the hand of cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Mir-18 commander. The historic handshake took place two and a half weeks prior to the 20th anniversary of a similar in-space greeting between cosmonauts and astronauts participating in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP). On July 17, 1975, astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, NASA’s ASTP commander, greeted his counterpart, Aleksey A. Leonov, in a docking tunnel linking the Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft.
I do know this is astronaut Mae Jemison, I do not know what is going on. It looks like an ejection seat test or something. At least it looks like she is having fun.
Happy 65th Judy, from your friends at Planet AD. We miss you <3 <3 <3
Atlantis departs from Mir during STS-71, and I’m in love with this photo. Part of the thrill for me seeing Atlantis at KSC is thinking, “SHE MET MIR!”