Monday, May 4, 2009

3 Astronauts Inducted in Hall of Fame

Three shuttle-era astronauts were inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame over the weekend. They also happen to be three of my favorite shuttle-era astronauts. AND, it just so happens, they all have been in IMAX movies!

George Nelson appears in the pre--Challenger IMAX movie "The Dream is Alive." He is seen preparing for a mission and then performing the actual spacewalk. Bill Shepherd is seen in the IMAX movie "Space Station" as the commander of ISS Expedition 1. Also seen briefly in "SpaceStation" is Jim Wetherbee, the commander of shuttle mission STS-102, bringing Expedition 2 to the ISS.

Interesting note on Wetherbee: of the three, he is the only one to fly on all the post-Challenger shuttles over 6 missions! 

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