STS-9 Mission Patch
Item #: MP09
9th Space Shuttle Mission 6th Flight of Columbia Crew: John W. Young, Commander Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., Pilot Owen K. Garriott, Mission Specialist Robert A.R. Parker, Mission Specialist Byron K. Lichtenberg, Payload Specialist Ulf Merbold, Payload Specialist Columbia carried the first Spacelab module and first astronaut to represent the European Space Agency (ESA), Ulf Merbold of (West) Germany. ESA and NASA jointly sponsored Spacelab-1 and conducted investigations which demonstrated the feasibility of advanced research in space.