STS-37 Mission Patch
Item #: MP37
39th Space Shuttle Mission 8th Flight of Atlantis Crew: Steven R. Nagel, Commander Kenneth D. Cameron, Pilot Jay Apt, Mission Specialist Linda M. Godwin, Mission Specialist Jerry L. Ross, Mission Specialist The primary payload, the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) was deployed. The GRO high gain antenna failed to deploy on command. The antenna was deployed manually by astronauts Ross and Apt during an unplanned contingency spacewalk, the first unplanned U.S. spacewalk since April, 1985 and the first U.S. spacewalk since December, 1985.