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Payload specialists from Shuttle Mission STS-29 posing on the mid-deck of Discovery. They are (left to right), Robert Springer, James Buchli and James Bagian. The bright orange suits seen here are partial pressure suits, for use in launch or landing emergencies. Mission STS-29 was launched on 13 March 1989. The main cargo was NASA's TDRS-D Tracking and Data Relay System satellite, which was successfully deployed six hours into the flight. The rest of the mission was devoted to a mix of life and materials science experiments. STS-29 ended safely with a landing on 18 March 1989.
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