Flexing Canadarms Muscles

Just before 2:00 pm on 13 November, less than 23 hours into the mission, a major objective of STS-2 got spectacularly underway when Truly unlatched the $100-million RMS from its cradle along the port-side sill of the payload bay, rolled it out of its storage position and moved it to its outboard work station. It was Canada's contribution to the Shuttle - a contribution that dated to 1974 when Spar Space

Dick Truly (left) and Joe Engle in the Shuttle simulator's aft flight deck practise operating the RMS.

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