Crew & Mission

The Artwork

--- The crew emblem for STS-51-I is based on a strong patriotic theme with the basic colors of red, white, and blue suggesting the American flag and a dominant American bald eagle in aggressive flight. The 19 stars signify the numerical sequence of the flight. The chock wave represents that formed by the orbited during the entry phase of the flight. Surnames of crew members surround the top part of the circular design.