Vintage STS-51-D NASA Space Shuttle Dunbrooke Distinctive Images Jacket Mens XL


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Exploration Missions Space Shuttles
Pattern Solid
Size XL
Color Multicolor
Lining Material Polyester
Accents Logo
Vintage Yes
Brand Dunbrooke
Size Type Regular
Department Men
Type Jacket
Theme 80s
Style Bomber Jacket
Season Fall

Vintage STS-51-D NASA Space Shuttle Dunbrooke Distinctive Images Jacket Mens Size XL STS-51-D was the 16th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, and the fourth flight of Space Shuttle Discovery.[2] The launch of STS-51-D from Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, on 12 April 1985 was delayed by 55 minutes, after a boat strayed into the restricted Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) recovery zone. STS-51-D was the third shuttle mission to be extended. On 19 April 1985, after a week-long flight, Discovery conducted the fifth shuttle landing at KSC. The shuttle suffered extensive brake damage and a ruptured tire during landing. This forced all subsequent shuttle landings to be done at Edwards Air Force Base, California, until the development and implementation of nose wheel steering made landings at KSC more feasible. During STS-51-D, the shuttle crew deployed two communications satellites: Telesat-I (Anik C1) and Syncom IV-3 (also known as Leasat-3). Telesat-I was attached to a Payload Assist Module (PAM-D) motor and successfully deployed. Syncom IV-3, however, failed to initiate antenna deployment and spin-up, or ignite its perigee kick motor upon deployment. The mission was consequently extended by two days to ensure that the satellite’s spacecraft sequencer start lever was in its proper position. Griggs and Hoffman performed an unscheduled Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) to attach homemade “Flyswatter” devices to the shuttle’s Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm). Seddon then engaged the satellite’s start lever using the RMS, but again the post-deployment sequence did not begin.[4] The satellite was subsequently retrieved, repaired and successfully redeployed during the STS-51-I mission later that year. Discovery’s other mission payloads included the Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System III (CFES-III), which was flying for sixth time; two Shuttle Student Involvement Program (SSIP) experiments; the American Flight Echo-cardiograph (AFE); two Getaway specials (GASs); a set of Phase Partitioning Experiments (PPE); an astronomical photography verification test; various medical experiments; and “Toys in Space”, an informal study of the behavior of simple toys in a microgravity environment, with the results being made available to school students upon the shuttle’s return.[5] During the shuttle’s landing at KSC on 19 April 1985, extensive brake damage was suffered, and a landing gear tire ruptured. This prompted future shuttle flights to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California, until effective nose wheel steering could be implemented to reduce risks during landing.

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