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S83-28355 – The orbiter appears in the center, circling the Earth, with the remote manipulator arm positioned suchthat, the number 7 is formed, representing the seventh mission of the space shuttle program. Likewise, seven starsare visible against the black sky. Within the sun's center are representations for the five crew members, including, for the first time in NASA's space program, a woman, Dr. Sally K. Ride, mission specialist, whose name, along withthe other crewmembers, appears in the border of the insignia.The NASA insignia design for space shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use asthe NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations bythe various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which we do not anticipate, it will be publicly announced.PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration.