7th Day of April

1983 – The first Space Shuttle spacewalk

STS-6 was the sixth NASA Space Shuttle mission and the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Launched from Kennedy Space Center on 4 April 1983, the mission deployed the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-1, into orbit, before landing at Edwards Air Force Base on 9 April.

STS-6 carried a crew of four – Paul J. Weitz, commander; Karol J. Bobko, pilot; Story Musgrave and Donald H. Peterson, both mission specialists.

1983 – The first Space Shuttle spacewalk

Using new spacesuits designed specifically for the Space Shuttle program, Musgrave and Peterson successfully accomplished the program’s first extravehicular activity (EVA) on 7 April 1983, performing various tests in the orbiter’s payload bay.

Their spacewalk lasted 4 hours and 17 minutes and was the first American EVA.

Extra Note: NASA began a tradition of playing music to astronauts during the Gemini program, and first used music to wake up a flight crew during Apollo 15. Each track is specially chosen, often by the astronauts’ families, and usually has a special meaning to an individual member of the crew, or is applicable to their daily activities.

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