STS-9 – Space Patches
Mission Specialist: Owen K. Garriott, Dr. Robert A. Parker
Payload Specialists: Dr. Byron Lichtenberg, Dr. Ulf Merbold
First space flight of non-astronaut scientists and first foreigner (Merbold) representing the European Space Agency (ESA) to fly on the Shuttle.
First Spacelab 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.