A new partnership

  • Ben Evans
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


When the crew of STS-63 was announced by NASA in September 1993, they could hardly have anticipated that theirs would be a voyage of destiny. Scheduled for launch in May of the following year, the five astronauts - commander Jim Wetherbee, pilot Eileen Collins and mission specialists Bernard Harris, Mike Foale, Janice Voss and Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Titov - were tasked with supporting a range of scientific and technological experiments aboard the Spacehab-3 research module and deploying and retrieving the SPARTAN-20l free-flying solar physics satellite. Tbe eight-day mission would showcase many of the Shuttle’s capabilities, it was true, and serve as a pathfinder for the future space station, but it was hardly a voyage of destiny.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space WriterAtherstoneUnited Kingdom

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