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This is a list of missions for the space shuttle program in the 20th and 21st centuries for NASA. On these missions, the shuttles were used for delivering satellites into Earth orbit for geophysical studies and for national defense, for resupplying the International Space Station, and for studying the Human body in microgravity. Each of these missions was given the acronym STS ("Space Transportation System") and a specific number by NASA. Early shuttle missions had a capital letter after the number.

Each of the mission insignias were designed by the mission crews and were approved by NASA. The insignias were designed with a theme appropriate for each mission. The last names of the astronauts were placed on each insignia.

In 2063, the mission insignias for STS-41G, STS-51L, and STS-33 were displayed in a bar in Bozeman, Montana. (Star Trek: First Contact)

In 2143, the mission insignias for STS-51C, STS-26, STS-36, STS-39, STS-49, STS-52, STS-54, STS-96, and STS-107 were displayed in the 602 Club on Earth. (ENT: "First Flight")

STS-41GEdit

STS 41G was crewed by Robert Crippen, Marc Garneau of Canada, David Leestma, Jon McBride, Sally Ride, Paul D. Scully-Power, and Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan.

The shuttle for this mission was the Challenger. This was the first time that a shuttle was staffed with seven crew members, and the first time a crew was equipped with an IMAX camera for documentary film making. For further information, see STS-41G at Wikipedia.

STS-51CEdit

STS-51C was crewed by James Buchli, Ken Mattingly, Ellison Onizuka, Gary Payton, and Loren Shriver.

The shuttle for this mission was the Discovery. This was the first mission for the Department of Defense. For further information, see STS-51C at Wikipedia.

STS-51LEdit

STS-51L was crewed Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnick, Dick Scobee, and Michael J. Smith.

The shuttle for this mission was the Challenger. This mission was selected for the Teacher in Space Project, or TISP, initiated at the request of President Ronald Reagan. (The insignia for the TISP was, also, displayed in the 602 Club.) The mission was not completed for the space shuttle was destroyed on take-off with the loss of the crew. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was dedicated the the lost crew. For further information, see STS-51L and Teacher in Space Project at Wikipedia.

STS-26Edit

STS-26 was crewed by Richard O. Covey, Frederick Hauck, David C. Hilmers, John M. Lounge, and George Nelson.

The shuttle for this mission was the "Discovery". This mission was the first in the Space Shuttle program following the loss of the Challenger two years before. For further information, see STS-26 at Wikipedia.

STS-33Edit

STS-33 was crewed by John E. Blaha, Sonny Carter, Frederick D. Gregory, Story Musgrave, and Kathryn C. Thornton.

The shuttle for this mission was the Discovery. For further information, see STS-33 at Wikipedia.

STS-36Edit

STS-36 was crewed by John Casper, John Oliver Creighton, David Hilmers, Richard Mullane, and Pierre J. Thout.

The shuttle for this mission was the Atlantis. For information, see STS-36 at Wikipedia.

STS-39Edit

STS-39 (was crewed by Guoin Bluford, Michael Coats, L. Blaine Hammond, Gregory J. Harbaugh, Richard Hieb, David R. McMonagle, and Charles L. Veach.

The shuttle for this mission was the Discovery. For further information, see STS-39 at Wikipedia.

STS-49Edit

STS-49 was a mission assigned to the space shuttle Endeavour (OV-105). Endeavour was crewed by Thomas Akers, Daniel Brandenstein, Kevin P. Chilton, Richard Hieb, Bruce E. Melnick, Pierre J. Thout, and Kathryn C. Thornton.

The Endeavour, a replacement for the shuttle Challenger, first flew on this mission. The satellite Intelsat VI was repaired by a three-man EVA team. For further information, see STS-49 at Wikipedia.

STS-52Edit

STS-52 was crewed by Michael A. Baker, Tamara E. Jernigan, Charles V. Leach, Steven MacLean, William Shepherd, and Jim Wetherbee,

The shuttle for this mission was the Columbia. For further information, see STS-52 at Wikipedia

STS-54Edit

STS-54 was crewed by John Casper, Gregory J. Harbaugh, Susan J. Helms, Donald R. McMonagle, and Mario Runco, Jr..

The shuttle for this mission was the Endeavour. For further information, see STS-54 at Wikipedia.

STS-96Edit

STS-96 was crewed by Daniel T. Barry, Richard Douglas Husband, Tamara E. Jernigan, Kent Rominger, Ellen Ochoa, Julie Payette, and Valerie Tokarev of Russia.

The shuttle for this mission was the Discovery. This was a resupply mission for the International Space Station. For further information, see STS-96 at Wikipedia.

STS-107Edit

STS-107 was crewed by Michael Phillip Anderson, David McDowell Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, Richard Douglas Husband, William Cameron McCool, and Ilan Ramon of Israel.

The shuttle for this mission was the Columbia. The crew performed microgravity experiments during their stay in space. On reentry, the Columbia was destroyed when the hull breached. There were no survivors. For further information, see STS-107 and micro-g environment at Wikipedia.

BackgroundEdit

Footage of STS-101 was seen in the opening credits of Star Trek: Enterprise.

None of these insignias were identified in the episode. Identification came from Wikipedia and other online resources.

ApocryphaEdit

The first mission of the space shuttle program, STS-1, by the Columbia was included in the Star Trek Chronology.

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