STS-51J – Space Patches
First flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. First Department of Defense Space Shuttle flight in which the payload, orbital parameters and mission objectives remain classified. An Air Force crew flew the highly successful mission. Landed at Edwards Air Force Base, CA at 1:00 PM EDT on October 7. Flight duration was four days, one hour and 45 minutes. Also avaliable as a 1" lapel pin.
Launch Date: October 3, 1985 at 11:15 AM EST Launch Vehicle: Atlantis Crew: Commander: Karol Bobko, Pilot: Ronald J. Grabe, Mission Specialists: Robert Stewart, David Hilmers, Payload Specialists: William A. Pailes.