STS-49 Mission Patch
Item #: MP49
47th Space Shuttle Mission 1st Flight of Endeavour Crew: Daniel C. Brandenstein, Commander Kevin P. Chilton, Pilot Bruce E. Melnick, Mission Specialist Thomas D. Akers, Mission Specialist Richard J. Hieb, Mission Specialist Kathryn C. Thornton, Mission Specialist Pierre J. Thuot, Mission Specialist In addition to being the first flight of Endeavour, other important "firsts" occurred during the mission. For the first time, four spacewalks were conducted during a Space Shuttle mission. Also for the first time, three astronauts participated in a single spacewalk. In addition, astronauts attached a live rocket motor to an orbiting satellite for the first time.