This is the insignia for NASA's third flight of the space transportation system's (STS) Columbia, depicted in the middle of the blue sphere against the background of the sun. The three prominent rays represent the third STS flight. The surnames of Astronauts Jack R. Lousma, commander, and C. Gordon Fullerton, pilot, flank the vehicle and the name Columbia appears at the bottom. The spacecraft's payload bay doors are open, and the remote manipulator system (RMS) arm is extended as it will be on several occasions during the actual flight. The art work was accomplished by space artist Robert C. McCall of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Photo by NASA
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STS-3 launched on 22 March 1982.