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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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« Reply #142 on: 12/27/2011 08:20 pm »
PAO: And the crew coming down the walkway now. And a good round of applause from Mission Control flight controllers.

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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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« Reply #147 on: 12/27/2011 08:36 pm »
PAO: And the hanging of the plaque, a privilege granted by the lead flight director to some of the team members he considers to have turned in the best performance during the flight. Upon the ladder Bob Castle from the INCO position, the people that handle communications…

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« Reply #148 on: 12/27/2011 08:42 pm »
PAO: Very precarious position in placing the plaque alongside that of STS-8 and the other shuttle missions on the left wall.

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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
« Reply #151 on: 12/27/2011 08:49 pm »
Statement from President Ronald Reagan after the return of STS-9

The whole world is delighted to see Columbia and Spacelab back on the ground, safe and sound after a truly successful 10-day adventure.

Our congratulations to the entire shuttle team - the astronauts as well as the thousands on the ground who made this mission possible. In particular, I want to thank the dean of American astronauts, Commander John Young, our German friend, Ulf Merbold, the European Space Agency, and all the folks at NASA. Well done!

Your great success is a shining example of what free people working together can do. This cooperative effort between Americans and Europeans will add to our treasure of human knowledge and be put to practical use, improving our lives on Earth.

New horizons have been discovered and old boundaries pushed back. It proves that there's never a time when we should stop dreaming. We will continue to challenge our imagination and aim high. The ultimate frontier of space will be a quest for mankind's highest aspirations - the opportunity for individuals, cooperation among nations, and peace on Earth.

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« Reply #152 on: 12/27/2011 08:53 pm »
And while the commander and pilot of STS-9 received a heroes welcome at Ellington Field...
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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
« Reply #153 on: 12/27/2011 09:03 pm »
... the other four crewmembers had to perform additional tasks in the name of life sciences. Here some pictures of Ulf Merbold repeating experiments already performed in space - this time in a 1g environment. But the four astronauts even returned to zero g for a short period of time - aboard the KC-135 "Vomit Comet". Scientists wanted as much data as possible in order to understand changes to the human body in space - and upon return to earth.

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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
« Reply #155 on: 12/27/2011 09:16 pm »
December 15, 1983 - Columbia returns to KSC

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« Reply #156 on: 12/27/2011 09:37 pm »
December 28, 1983 - Our Ulf is back

After returning to Frankfurt Airport in Germany Ulf Merbold had to perfom another tight schedule:

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Karl Carstens, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl invited him, as did Lothar Späth, Governor of Merbolds homestate Baden-Wuerttemberg. Here at the provincial capital Stuttgart "Our Ulf" received the Order of Merit of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

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« Reply #157 on: 12/27/2011 09:44 pm »
Ulf Merbold received the First Class Order of Merit, the highest civil medal awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany, from the hands of the Minister of Science and Technology, Heinz Riesenhuber.

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« Reply #158 on: 12/27/2011 09:57 pm »
But what Ulf Merbold really wanted was - of course - the chance to do it again. With several more Spacelab flights on the horizon there was a real chance to fulfill this dream - even if his wife Birgit had some reservations...
And Merbold would fly again - aboard Discovery STS-42. And this wouldn't be his final trip into space...

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Re: Columbia STS-9 / Spacelab 1 - Screenshots
« Reply #159 on: 12/27/2011 10:06 pm »
Sigmund Jähn - The first German in Space

As I said at the beginning of this thread, communist East-Germany had put their own man into space aboard a Soviet Intercosmos mission to the Salyut 6 space station in 1978. Here some pictures of this flight.
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