7th Day of April – Fatcowco – 1983 – The first Space Shuttle spacewalk – STS-6 was the sixth NASA Space Shuttle mission and the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

STS-6 was the sixth NASA Space Shuttle mission and the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Launched from Kennedy Space Center on 4 April 1983, the mission deployed the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-1, into orbit, before landing at Edwards Air Force Base on 9 April.

STS-6 carried a crew of four – Paul J. Weitz, commander; Karol J. Bobko, pilot; Story Musgrave and Donald H. Peterson, both mission specialists.

1983 – The first Space Shuttle spacewalk

Using new spacesuits designed specifically for the Space Shuttle program, Musgrave and Peterson successfully accomplished the program’s first extravehicular activity (EVA) on 7 April 1983, performing various tests in the orbiter’s payload bay.

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