Crew & Mission

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The Artwork

() --- Members of the STS 51-L crew designed this patch to represent their participation on NASA's mission aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, depicting launching from Florida and soaring into space to carry out a variety of goals. Among the prescribed duties of the five astronauts and two payload specialists were to have been observation and photography of Halley's Comet, backdropped against the U.S. flag in the insignia. Surnames of the crew members encircle the scene, with the payload specialists being recognized below.

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