STS-9 Spacelab 1 Patch
First space flight of non-astronaut scientists and first foreigner (Merbold) representing the European Space Agency (ESA) to fly on the Shuttle. This was the first Spacelab mission.
- Iron on patch
- Measures 4" x 4.5"
About the Mission
The ESA and NASA jointly sponsored the Spacelab 1 flight and contributed investigations which demonstrated the capability for advanced research in space.
- Landed December 8, at 3:47 PM PST at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
- Mission duration 10 days, seven hours and 47 minutes.
- Traveled 4.3 million miles in 167 orbits.