|62-A||15 July 1986||Discovery|
Robert Crippen, Commander
Guy Gardner, Pilot
Richard Mullane, Mission Specialist
Jerry Ross, Mission Specialist
Dale Gardner, Mission Specialist
Edward Aldridge, Payload Specialist
John Watterson, Payload Specialist
Location: Vandenberg SLC-6
Date: 15 July 1986
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:
|Shuttle Enterprise sitting on SLC-6||Close-up of Enterprise at SLC-6|
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