Crew & Mission

This crew (Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., commander; Bryan D. O'Connor, pilot; Mary L. Cleave, Sherwood C. Spring and Jerry L. Ross, mission specialists) and mission was originaly manifasted to be STS-51D and later STS-51I, but due to the problems with the Shuttle schedule the mission was reassigned and flown as STS-61B.


This is the insignia designed by the crewmembers to represent their mission aboard the Space Shuttle, depicted here in earth orbit. The design is surrounded by the sumames of the crewmembers