Crew & Mission


The Artwork

--- The Space Shuttle Discovery en route to Earth orbit for NASA's 51-A mission is reminiscent of soaring Eagle. The red and white trailing stripes and the blue background, along with the presence of the Eagle, generate memories of America's 208-year-old history and traditions. The two satellites orbiting the Earth backgrounded amidst a celestial scene are a universal representation of the versatility of the Space Shuttle. White lettering against the blue border lists the surnames of the five-member crew -- The artwork was done by Artist Stephen R. Hustvedt.