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STS-61-N


Crew: Shaw, McCulley, Leestma, Adamson, Brown Mark, Casserino. Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster. Backup crew: Joseph.

Planned Department of Defense shuttle mission. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.

First Launch: 1986 September.

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Associated People
  • McCulley McCulley, Michael James (1943-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-34. More...
  • Shaw Shaw, Brewster Hopkinson Jr (1945-) American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-9, STS-61-B, STS-28. More...
  • Adamson Adamson, James Craig 'Jim' (1946-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-28, STS-43. US Army More...
  • Leestma Leestma, David Cornell 'Dave' (1949-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-41-G, STS-28, STS-45. More...
  • Joseph Joseph, Daryl James (1949-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...
  • Brown, Mark Brown, Mark Neil (1951-) American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-28, STS-48. More...
  • Casserino Casserino, Frank James (1955-) American engineer military spaceflight engineer astronaut, 1979-1985. More...

See also
Associated Programs
  • STS The Space Transportation System (Space Shuttle) was conceived originally as a completely reusable system that would provide cheap, routine access to space and replace all American and civilian military launch vehicles. Crippled by technological overreach, political compromise, and budget limitations, it instead ended up costing more than the expendable rockets it was to have replaced. STS sucked the money out of all other NASA projects for half a century. The military abandoned its use after the Challenger shuttle explosion in the 1980's. More...

STS-61-N Chronology


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