View of payload specialists in KC-135 during zero-g training. Photos include a view of a flying human chain representing prime and backup payload specialists for two upcoming STS missions: STS 61-C and STS 51-L. Left to right are Gerard Nagilton, RCA backup for STS 61-C; Sharon Christa McAuliffe, teacher citizen observer for 51-L; U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson (D.,Florida), scheduled for 61-C; Barbara R. Morgan, backup to McAuliffe; and Robert J. Cenker, RCA payload specialist for 61-C.
Johnson Space Center has cataloged this image as: S85-44836.
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NASA, "View of Payload Specialists in KC-135 During Zero-g Training" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 74.
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