Space Shuttle Endeavour Anniversary

Photo Credit: Mary Alys Cherry
Space Shuttle Endeavour

Twenty years ago on Sept. 12, 1992 Space Shuttle Endeavour carried a seven- person crew to orbit on its second space mission, STS-47.

This Spacelab mission included Mission Specialist Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Payload specialist Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese astronaut to fly on a shuttle, and Mission Specialists Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.

Commander “Hoot” Gibson, Pilot Curtis Brown and Mission Specialist Jay Apt rounded out the crew – which spent almost eight days conducting microgravity investigations in materials and life sciences.

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