Shuttle astronaut with Solar Maximum Satellite, 1984.

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Shuttle astronaut with Solar Maximum Satellite, 1984.
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

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The astronaut is pictured together with the satellite in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Challenger. During Shuttle mision 41-C, launched on 6th April 1984, astronauts George Nelson and James van Hoften captured the Solar Maximum Satellite that had failed in orbit four years before, taking it back to Challenger where they repaired and released it again. This was the first repair of a satellite in space.

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