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Fathers' day in Space.

The maiden voyage of the space shuttle 'Discovery' and a woman's worst nightmare, outer space with five men on Fathers' Day!

Fortunately for the astronaut concerned, Judith Resnik, the crew was made up of fellow Americans (Henry W. Hartsfield, Michael L Coats, Richard Millane, Steven Hawley and Charles D. Walker). In America Fathers' Day is celebrated in June, but it's celebrated in early September in Australia and New Zealand. You could say the voyage was uneventful, and the news was slow...