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62-A 15 July 1986 Discovery

62-a Crew Photo

Proposed Crew:
    Robert Crippen, Commander
    Guy Gardner, Pilot
    Richard Mullane, Mission Specialist 1
    Jerry Ross, Mission Specialist 2
    Dale Gardner, Mission Specialist 3
    Edward Aldridge, Payload Specialist 1
    John Watterson, Payload Specialist 2

Launch:
    Pad: Vandenberg SLC-6
    Date: 15 July 1986

Landing:
    Vandenberg, Runway 12

This was to have been the first manned launch from Vandenberg. The mission was to deliver a military reconnaissance payload into polar orbit and would have launched southward. In the aftermath of Challenger, the military withdrew its participation in the space shuttle project and launches from Vandenberg were no longer an option.

What it would have looked like:

Enterprise Gallery Final Look
Shuttle Enterprise sitting on SLC-6 Close-up of Enterprise at SLC-6

 


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