Shuttle captures Palapa B-2 satellite

Shuttle captures Palapa B-2 satellite

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Space shuttle Discovery (Mission 51-A, 8-16 November, 1984), showing Astronauts Dale A. Gardner (left) and Joseph P. Allen grappling with the captured Palapa B-2 communications satellite, prior to securing it to its mounting in the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting satellite. Photographed on November 12, 1984.

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Keywords: allen, communications, dale a., eva, gardner, in flight, joseph p., manned spaceflight, mission 51-a, palapa b-2 comsat, space shuttle discovery, spacewalk

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