Cage 4806

Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-7 checklist


CG 4806 Image

Acquisition And Processing Information

John Fabian donated this item to the Washington State University Libraries in 1985.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 1 folder

Linear feet of shelf space: .05

Biographical Note

John Fabian, a 1962 graduate from Washington State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, earned a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (1964) and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington (1972). After serving as a member of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he joined NASA's space shuttle program in 1978. He made his first space flight in 1983 as a member of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew (mission STS-7, June 18-24, 1983).

Collection Description

This collection consists of a single item: a mission checklist used by astronauts John Fabian and Sally Ride during deployment of two telecommunications satellites, the Anik and the Palapa, during a mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. It is a 3-ring binder divided into several sections. Many pages include marks and annotations made by the astronauts during the mission. The cover is inscribed by Fabian.


Challenger (Spacecraft)

Space shuttles

Space vehicles

Manned space flight

Checklists -- specimens


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-7 checklist, 1983

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Washington State University Libraries

Pullman, WA


This document is in English.