Space Shuttle 45 – STS 42 – Original
Space Shuttle Flug 45 mit der Discovery (14. Flug). Hier im Originalformat.
||Ronald J. Grabe
||Steven S. Oswald
||Norman E. Thagard
||William F. Readdy
||David C. Hilmers
||Roberta L. Bonder
||Ulf D. Merbold
- Depicts the orbiter with the Spacelab module aboard.
- The spacecraft is oriented in a quiescent, tail-to-Earth, gravity-gradient attitude to best support the various microgravity payloads and experiments.
- The international composition of the crew is depicted by symbols representing Canada and the European Space Agency.
- The number 42 is represented by six white stars — four on one side of the orbiter and two on the other.
- The single gold star above Earth’s horizon honors the memory of astronaut Manley L. (Sonny) Carter
- Blue letters set against white give the surnames of the five astronauts and two payload specialists for the flight.
- Designed by the crew