Pinky in Space
That's WWU's own Dr. George Nelson (Pinky) in the shuttle bay, the one on the left.
He and Jim van Hoften are seen here repairing the Solar Max satellite during mission STS 41C, April, 1984.
STS-41C Challenger (April 6-13, 1984) was a seven day mission during which the crew successfully
deployed the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF); retrieved the ailing Solar Maximum Satellite,
repaired it on-board the Orbiter, and replaced it in orbit. The mission also included flight testing of
Manned Maneuvering Units (MMUs) in two extravehicular activities (EVAs), and operation of the Cinema 360 and
IMAX Camera Systems.
The full size photographic print of this image is
60" x 40" and is on display in the WWU Planetarium.
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