Archive: Satellite Retrieval

The Shuttle Years

NASA continues to improve its ability to solve problems in space and the first "gloved-hand" retrieval of a Spartan satellite by two space walkers is attempted. Dave Williams is the seventh Canadian astronaut (1998) to work onboard the shuttle participating in Neurolab Life Sciences' mission studying the human nervous system in microgravity. And John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth inside a Mercury capsule in 1962, returns to space.
Aug 04, 2006