We’re waxing NASA-talgic in the Monday morning wake of Endeavour’s final launch.
TWER’s favorite Endeavour flight was obviously STS-47 in 1992, and not for the microgravity experiments, but because of the decor brought on board by Mission Specialist 2 Jan Davis (left), the better half of the first married couple aboard a space flight and a 1977 Auburn grad.
And also, yeah, because of Mae Jemison’s shorts.
Thanks to Stephen Walker for the tip, the research, the works; photo via. Speaking of Auburn and space…
* Dean Foy discusses the lewdness of youth
* James Garner and the Auburn plaque in ‘Tank’
* Alice Fraasa demonstrates the AU Gang Sign
* Auburn’s Miss Universe contestant, Audrey Moore
* Auburn amputee has tiger-striped prosthetic legs
* Auburn grad tries to get Ryan Secrest to hire her with internet campaign
STS-4, the final test flight of the space shuttle system, featured an all-Auburn crew of Ken Mattingly and Hank Hartsfield.
Auburn Elvis says
I love me some STS-4. #4 was the first shuttle mission with just two crew members, making it 100% Auburn-crewed. It also had the best mission patch.
ATL Tiger says
Ken Mattingly was also the Command Module Pilot on Apollo 16 in 1972
We (being AU) have produced 6 or 7 astronauts to this point.
Don’t forget about Col. Jim Voss
He was briefly Asst. Dean of Aerospace Engr. at AU 2004-2006, or so.
http://1.usa.gov/kYROuQ [Jim Voss and Susan Helms; Expedition 2 for ISS]
http://1.usa.gov/mqrKUO [Jim Voss and an unimportant Alabama fan 🙂 ]
and our exclusivly AU developed restraining strap http://1.usa.gov/iTqOY6
Awesome. Check out the song for day three on the STS-4 flight: