STS-65 Mission Patch
Item #: MP65
63rd Space Shuttle Mission 17th Flight of Columbia Crew: Robert D. Cabana, Commander James D. Halsell, Jr., Pilot Richard J. Hieb, Payload Commander Donald A. Thomas, Science Mission Specialist Carl E. Walz, Mission Specialist Leroy Chiao, Mission Specialist Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Payload Specialist Astronaut Chiaki Naito-Mukai became the first Japanese woman to fly in space. This was the second flight of the International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-2). Nearly 80 experiments representing over 200 scientists from six space agencies were located in the pressurized Spacelab module in the payload bay.