STS-61 – Space Patches
Fifth Endeavour flight. This flight was the first on-orbit service of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The Solar Array (SA's), the Wide Field/Planetary Camera (WFPC-II), and the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) were some of the major units serviced. Landed at Kennedy Space Center, FL. on December 13, 1993. Mission Duration: 259 hours 58 minutes 35 seconds.
Launch Date: December 2, 1993 Launch Vehicle: Endeavour Crew: Commander: Richard O. Covey, Pilot: Kenneth D. Bowersox, Mission Specialists: F. Story Musgrave, Thomas D. Akers, Jeffery A. Hoffman, Kathryn C. Thornton, Claude Nicollier.