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S83-32900 – The space shuttle Columbia appears in the center of the mission insignia ,its open payload bay doorsrevealing the Spacelab in its first flight configuration. The nine stars and the path of the orbiter tell the flight'snumerical designation in the shuttle mission sequence.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.