05/04/1991 Space Shuttle Atlantis makes eighth flight
Space Shuttle Flight 39 (STS-37) Post Flight Presentation
STS-37 Launch NASA-TV Coverage
STS 37 On Orbit Activity 04
The primary objective of this six day mission was to launch the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO), the second of the Great Observatories program which included the visible-spectrum Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope. The mission also featured two spacewalks, the first since 1985.
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