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Space History Photo: Intelsat VI Capture Attempt

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The first single crew member EVA capture attempt of the Intelsat VIin May of 1992. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the first single crew member EVA capture attempt of the Intelsat VI as seen from Endeavour's aft flight deck windows. EVA Mission Specialist Pierre Thuot standing on the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) end effector platform, with the satellite capture bar attempting to attach it to the free floating communications satellite.

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