June 1, 2011
Prior to being re-captured by Space Shuttle Endeavours Remote Manipulator System (RMS), the Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN-201) spacecraft was recorded on film, backdropped against the darkness of space over a heavily cloud-covered Earth. Endeavour, with a five-member crew, launched on September 7, 1995, from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and ended its mission there on September 18, 1995, with a successful landing on Runway 33. The multifaceted mission carried a crew of astronauts David M. Walker, mission commander; Kenneth D. Cockrell, pilot; and James S. Voss (payload commander), James H. Newman and Michael L. Gernhardt, all mission specialists.
Topics: James S. Voss, Edwards Air Force Base, Human spaceflight, Environment, STS-69, Michael L. Gernhardt, James H. Newman, Jerry L. Ross, Space Shuttle