Cancelled Spaceflights

STS-61I

USA

Planning data

Launch date (planned):  September 1986

Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Williams  Donald Edward  CDR
2  Smith  Michael John  PLT
3  Dunbar  Bonnie Jeanne  MSP
4  Carter  Manley Lanier, Jr. "Sonny"  MSP
5  Bagian  James Philipp  MSP
6  Bhat  Nagapathi Chidambar  PSP

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
6  Nair  Paramaswaren Radhakrishnan  PSP

Mission objectives

Planned shuttle LDEF (Long Duration Exposure Facility) recovery mission. Should be the first Shuttle flight from an Indian astronaut. Would be carry the first American journalist in space. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.

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Last update on July 11, 2011.