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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
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.
Date: December 3, 1985
Photo credit: NASA