STS-61 Mission Patch
STS-61 1st Hubble Space Telescope servicing 12/02/1993 12/13/1993 59th Space Shuttle Mission5th Flight of Endeavour Crew:Richard O. Covey, CommanderKenneth D. Bowersox, PilotF. Story Musgrave, Payload CommanderJeffrey A. Hoffman, Mission SpecialistKathryn C. Thornton, Mission SpecialistTom Akers, Mission SpecialistClaude Nicollier, Mission Specialist This is considered to be one of the most challenging, complex and successful Space Shuttle missions performed to date. During a record five spacewalks during a Space Shuttle mission, astronauts completed the first service and repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).