Space Shuttle Mission STS – 48. STS-48 was a Space Shuttle mission that launched in September 1991. The orbiter was Space Shuttle Discovery. The primary payload was the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. The mission was completed in 81 revolutions of the Earth and traveled 2.2 million miles. The 5 astronauts carried out a number of experiments and deployed several satellites. The crew consisted of Commander John Creighton, pilot Ken Reightler and mission specialists Sam Gemar, Jim Buchli and Mark Brown.
10” x 8” NASA lithograph, signed by the crew. The lithograph is inscribed: “To Paul Cassidy Best Wishes The 48 crew”.