Astronaut holding 'for sale' sign.

Astronaut holding 'for sale' sign.

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This image is part of the feature Shuttle: End Of The Dream


Caption: Space shuttle Discovery photo (mission 51-A, the 14th shuttle flight) showing astronaut Dale A. Gardner, with astronaut Joseph P. Allen reflected in his visor. The eight day mission (8th-16th November l984) saw the retrieval of two stranded communications satellites (Palapa B-2 & Westar VI), which were returned to earth for repair. The "For Sale" sign held by Gardner is a humorous reference to their status. A portion of each of the two retrieved satellites is visible at lower right. Two new communications satellites (Syncom IV-1 & Telesat H) were also deployed during the mission. 10x8 colour print of same from Karl Esch S19-104-049.

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Keywords: in flight, manned spaceflight, satellite retrieval in space, shuttle imagery, space shuttle

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