Astronaut fighting against weightlessness.

Astronaut fighting against weightlessness.

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Caption: Astronaut John M. (Mike) Lounge chases a bubble of strawberry drink which he had released with a plastic straw during a meal on the mid-deck of the space shuttle Discovery during the flight of shuttle mission STS-26. The other two astronauts are Frederick H. (Rick) Hauck (left) & David C. Hilmers. Two further members of the STS-26 crew were George D. Nelson & Richard O. Covey. STS-26 was the first shuttle mission after the Challenger disaster in January 1986. The STS-26 flight was launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 29 September 1988, & landed on 3 October 1988 at Edwards Air Force Base near Los Angeles.

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