NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Mission STS-7: Space Documentary – S88TV

STS-7 was NASA’s seventh Space Shuttle mission, and the second mission for the Space Shuttle Challenger. During the mission, Challenger deployed several satellites into orbit. The shuttle launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 18, 1983, and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on June 24. STS-7 was notable for carrying Sally Ride, America’s first female astronaut.

The prelaunch, launch, and landing activities of the STS-7 Space Shuttle mission are highlighted in this video, with brief footage of the deployment of the Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS). The flight crew consisted of Cmdr. Bob Crippen, Pilot Rich Hauck, and Mission Specialists John Fabian, Dr. Sally Ride, and Norm Thaggart. With this mission, Cmdr. Crippen became the first astronaut to fly twice in a Space Shuttle Mission. There is a large amount of footage of the Space Shuttle by the aircraft that accompanies the Shuttle launchings and landings.

This film has been made available courtesy the US Department of Defence, NASAimages.org and the US National Archives.

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