In 1984, high above the Earth’s surface, an astronaut captured a satellite. Dale A. Gardner flies free using the Manned Maneuvering Unit and begins to attach a control device, dubbed the Stinger, to the rotating Westar 6 communications satellite

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[Astronaut Dale A. Gardner, having just completed the major portion of his second extravehicular activity (EVA) period in three days, holds up a “For Sale” sign refering to the two satellites, Palapa B-2 and Westar 6 that they retrieved from orbit after their Payload Assist Modules (PAM) failed to fire. Astronaut Joseph P. Allen IV, who also participated in the two EVAs, is reflected in Gardner’s helmet visor. A portion of each of two recovered satellites is in the lower right corner, with Westar 6 nearer Discovery’s aft.](http://i.imgur.com/W1sYpZh.jpg)

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