September 26, 2020

This Week in NASA History: STS-41G Launches – Oct. 5, 1984

This week in 1984, the space shuttle Challenger, mission STS-41G, launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to deliver the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite to orbit. Components of the ORS — Orbital Refueling System — were connected, demonstrating it is possible to refuel satellites in orbit.

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