June 1, 2011
Hurricane Marilyn is captured on film as it moves over the Caribbean on September 17, 1995, in this 70mm frame. A motion picture lens on the handheld Hasselblad gives a fish-eye effect to the scene. Note the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavours Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, which stayed quite busy during the flight supporting a space walk and extensive operations with two temporarily free-flying spacecraft. During the 11-plus day mission, the astronauts aboard the Endeavour caught with their cameras at least two large oceanic storms. Another hurricane, named Luis, followed a similar path earlier in the flight. Endeavour, with a five-member crew, launched on September 7, 1995, from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and ended its mission there September 18, 1995, with a successful landing on Runway 33. The multifaceted mission carried the crew of astronauts David M. Walker, mission commander; Kenneth D. Cockrell, pilot; and James S. Voss (payload commander), James H. Newman, Michael L. Gernhardt, all mission specialists.
Topics: Michael L. Gernhardt, James H. Newman, James S. Voss, STS-69, Richard Hieb, Space Shuttle, Disaster Accident