1984 Weet-Bix : Exploring Our Solar System

1984 Weet-Bix : Exploring Our Solar System



Exploring Our Solar System project cards were issued in 1984 by the Sanitarium Health Food Company in Australia and New Zealand. The 20-card collection includes official NASA photographs from Space Shuttle Challenger STS-41-B. One card was included with each specially marked box of Weet-Bix breakfast cereals. A collector project poster was available by mailing a 30-cent stamp to the Sanitarium Health Food Company office. The album is held in the collection of the National Library of New Zealand.

"Space Shuttle Launch" depicts Challenger STS-41-B (STS-11) during liftoff from Kennedy Space Center LC-39A on February 3, 1984.

1984 Weet-Bix : Exploring Our Solar System #11 - The First Untethered Space Walk

Mission Specialists Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart performed the first untethered EVA on February 7, 1984. The astronauts tested the nitrogen propulsion thrusters of the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). McCandless is pictured travelling at nearly 18,000 miles per hour, but the relative thrusts of the MMU were roughly two or three miles per hour.

1984 Weet-Bix : Exploring Our Solar System #11 - The First Untethered Space Walk


Exploring Our Solar System
1 Space Shuttle Launch
2 Orion Nebula
3 The Surface of The Moon
4 Venus
5 Earth
6 Solar Eruption
7 Challenger
8 Working in Space
9 Mars
10 On-Board Scene
11 The First Untethered Space Walk
12 Phobos
13 Jupiter
14 Great Red Spot
15 Saturn
16 Saturn's Moons
17 Callisto
18 On-Board Scene
19 A Tracking Satellite
20 Challenger 'Piggy Backing' a Ride


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