Talk:STS-41-G

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Something is wrong with the scaling of the picture on the page, I'm not familiar enough with Wikipedia to fix it. --71.113.167.60 01:33, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

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About this statement "Astronaut Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space ... "

I think it should read "Astronaut Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space ..." because Svetlana Savitskaya of USSR did it a few months earlier in July 1984. See http://www.spacetoday.org/History/ManInSpaceFirsts/FirstGals.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Savitskaya .

Terra 3 Laser - Fact or Fiction?[edit]

Is there any definitive proof that the Soviets fired a "warning shot" at Challenger with a low-powered laser? I've combed the Internet for weeks and haven't found any tangible proof. I've read the official STS 41-G Mission Report [1] and it makes absolutely no mention of the laser or any discomfort (let alone temporary blinding!) of the crew. Methinks this is something that belongs on Snopes.com [2]. Kc8wvj 14:26, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

CDR Crippen[edit]

Added a blurb about Crippen flying two missions in 1984. Has to be a record in itself among Shuttle commanders. 68Kustom (talk) 10:43, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Sullivan Second Women to Walk in Space?[edit]

This article says she is the second women to perform an EVA in space, but according to NASA, and many other sources she was the first. I changed it in the article, but if someone has a definate answer be sure to change it back. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.177.191.71 (talk) 22:51, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Svetlana Savitskaya made a spacewalk from Salyut 7 on 25 July 1984 before this flight, which makes Sullivan the second female to make an EVA. I've changed it back. -MBK004 23:00, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
As for the NASA source, that is for the first American woman, not first woman. -MBK004 23:02, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

First mission with IMAX camera?[edit]

This article mentioned that STS-41-G was the first mission to carry an IMAX camera, however STS-41-D was the first mission to carry an IMAX camera as is mentioned in that article. I have corrected it to say second instead of first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.61.74.127 (talk) 00:51, 7 July 2009 (UTC)