STS-37 deployed the Gamma Ray Observatory, whose high-gain antenna failed to deploy on command. The antenna was finally freed and manually deployed by astronauts Ross and Apt during an unscheduled contingency space walk. Also demonstrated were mobility aids to be used on the planned Space Station Freedom.
Launch Vehicle: Atlantis
Launch Date: April 5, 1991
Landed at Edwards Air Force Base, CA on April 11, 1991
Mission Duration: 5 days, 23 hours, 32 minutes, 44 seconds
Crew: Commander: Steven R. Nagel, Pilot: Kenneth D. Cameron, Mission Specialists: Jerry L. Ross, Jerome Apt, Linda M. Godwin
Embroidered patch is 4” diameter.
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