STS-8 Crew Commander Richard H. Truly, Pilot Daniel C. Brandenstein and Mission Specialists Dale A. Gardner, Guion S. Bluford, Jr. and William E. Thornton.
Mission: Multipurpose Satellite/First Night Launch and Landing
The night launch of Challenger heading toward its third earth-orbital mission is featured in the official insignia for STS-8. The eighth flight of the United States Space Transportation System is represented by eight stars of the constellation Aquila, "The Eagle," The Astronauts have their sumames on the border of the insignia.
The Lion Bros. STS-8 patch.