Two women representing the Teacher in Space Project undergo training in preparation for the STS 51-L mission. Sharon Christa McAuliffe (second right), prime crewmember; and Barbara R. Morgan (second left) backup, are briefed in the Shuttle mission simulator's instruction station by Jerry Swain, instruction team leader. Others pictured are Michelle Brekke (far right) of the payload specialists office and Patricia A. Lawson (lower left foreground) (40510); Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka assists Morgan with a head set as the two trainees are familiarized with launch and entry stations in the motion base Shuttle mission simulator (SMS)
Photo ID: S85-40511.
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa, 1948-1986, Morgan, Barbara R., 1951- , Onizuka, Ellison S., Space Shuttle Programs (U.S.), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Challenger (Spacecraft), Astronauts, Training of.
NASA, "Training in the Mission Simulator" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 52.
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