The training for this flight was straightforward - an MPLM logistics mission. But the flight
itself was decidedly not. The Orbiter Ku-band system failed early in the flight and this
resulted in the crew having to perform the late inspection while docked, which had never
been done (and to my sorrow, had not been trained). I was heavily involved in developing
and testing the procedures. I even got to speak to the crew in space. You can read more about
my experiences on this mission here.
- Crew/Instructor Photo (once again I missed the official photo sessions)
- Montage with Flown Patch
- Crew Shirt
- Other Photos
- Here's a picture from the docked inspection with the shuttle arm holding the inspection
boom underneath the Orbiter. I included this picture in my signed crew photo!
Back to the Memories page
Back to the front page