Stock Photo - NASA´s Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down on the lakebed runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California´s Mojave Desert Tuesday, 3 December 1985 at 1:33:49 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, concluding the STS 61_B international mission. The eight_day mission successfully deployed three communications satellites including the Mexican Morelos B, the Australian Aussat 2 and an RCA Satcom K_2 satellite. In addition, two spacewalks were performed to experiment with construction of structures in space. Crew of the 61_B mission included Commander Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., Pilot Bryan D. O´Connor, Mission Specialists Mary L. Cleave, Sherwood C. Spring and Jerry L. Ross, and Payload Specialists Rudolfo Neri Vela of Mexico and Charles Walker of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co.

Stock Photo: NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down on the lakebed runway at Edwards Air Force Base in California's Mojave Desert Tuesday, 3 December 1985 at 1:33:49 p.

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