STS-41C Mission Patch
Item #: MP41C
11th Space Shuttle Mission 5th Flight of Challenger Crew: Robert L. Crippen, Commander Francis R. Scobee, Pilot George D. Nelson, Mission Specialist James D.A. van Hoften, Mission Specialist Terry J. Hart, Mission Specialist The primary payload of the mission was the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF). However, a spacewalk was planned to validate one of the most important goals of the Space Shuttle program, the on-orbit capture, repair and redeployment of a satellite.