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Title: STS-48 orbiter switch
Post by: John2375 on 06/13/2022 08:18 pm
I canít find the article now (from another site) but I remember reading that STS-48 was originally assigned to Atlantis and for late fall of 1991. But that either Atlantis was delayed or Discovery was ready earlier than expected (??) the switch of orbiters was made and the mission moved forward quite a bit. .. does anyone recall this?
 
Title: Re: STS-48 orbiter switch
Post by: Robert_the_Doll on 06/13/2022 09:09 pm
Is this the article?

https://www.americaspace.com/2021/09/12/gentlemens-hours-remembering-sts-48-thirty-years-on/
Title: Re: STS-48 orbiter switch
Post by: John2375 on 06/13/2022 09:39 pm
Yes - thank you!!
I guess -48 was always planned for Discovery; but -43 was moved to Atlantis and -48 moved forward..  thanks for finding it!
Title: Re: STS-48 orbiter switch
Post by: Robert_the_Doll on 06/14/2022 04:32 am
You are most welcome.