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Challenger Shuttle Mission 9: STS-61-A

 

9th Challenger mission

22nd space shuttle mission

Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Smith's classes learned about Challenger Shuttle's ninth mission.

Mrs. Wallace's Class
Haedyn Banister, Aiden Barnard, Brayden Battles, Lakazeden Boyd, Lilah Cantrell, Anastazia Carey, Lane Carter, Sean Goins, Nathaniel Han, Renna Hilson, Yazheed Jeries, Conner Long, Lucy Mirabella, Dekezia Moore, Wyatt Nielsen, Alison O'Halloran, Lucas Pace, Ethan Parker, Autumn Peck, Gunner Penrod, Alexander Stewart, Madison Turney, Jerry Vickers, Gabriella Williams

Mrs. Smith's Class
Rafael Anderson, Summer Bolin, Ebony Bradford, Cassandra Day, Sean Dennen, Kirsten Goodenough, Bailey Greer, Drew Groves, Ashlyn Harris, Mason Hart, Azrael Hozian, Johnnessa Hunter, Franklin Johnson, Gwendoline Jory, Ravi Locker, Christopher Morgan, Kathy Pham, Nayeli Ramos-Serrano, Aaron Roger, Abraham Roldan, Matthew Snodgrass, Landon Stephens

 

Start of Mission: October 30, 1985, 12:00:00 p.m. April 4, 1983, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

End of Mission: November 6, 1985, 9:44:53 a.m. April 9, 1983, Edwards Air Force Base, California

Mission duration: 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, 51 seconds 5 days, 23 minutes, 42 seconds

Distance traveled: 2.9 million miles

Orbits of Earth: 112

Crew Size: 8

Commander: Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr.
Pilot: Steven R. Nagel
Mission Specialist 1: Bonnie J. Dunbard
Mission Specialist 2: James F. Buchli
Mission Specialist 3: Guion S. Bluford, Jr.
Payload Specialist 1: Reinhard Furrer
Payload Specialist 2: Ernst Messerschmid
Payload Specialist 3: Wubbo Ockels