Crew & Mission

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The Artwork

() --- The official mission insignia for the 41-D Space Shuttle flight features the Discovery -- NASA's third orbital vehicle -- as it makes its maiden voyage. The ghost ship represents the orbiter's namesakes which have figured prominently in the history of exploration. The Space Shuttle Discovery headed for new horizons to extend that proud tradition. Surnames for the crew members of NASA's eleventh Space Shuttle mission encircle the red, white and blue scene.

A Personal Story...

"STS-41D: The first flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Shows an old "sailing vessel" Discovery giving way to a new Discovery in its orbit around the earth".

- Astronaut, Mike Mullane -