The Challenger Poster in Peter’s Dream

I thought I would do a quick post, just about the poster in Peter’s dream.  I will delve into the actual implications of the dream itself in a different post, but for now, this is what I found…

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This is according to the website: Chronology of Human Space Exploration Part 6: 1975 – 1984:

February 3 – 11, 1984 — STS 41-B; Challenger; crewed by Vance D. Brand, Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson, Bruce McCandless II, Robert L. Stewart, and Ronald E. McNair; carried Westar VI, Palapa B-2 and SPAS-2 recoverable satellite; first test of Manned Maneuvering Unit. (USA)

February 8 – October 2, 1984 – Soyuz T-10; crewed by Leonid Kizim, Vladimir Solovyov, and Oleg Atkov; mission to Salyut-7; crew returned in Soyuz T-11 spacecraft.

February 21, 1984 — Progress 19; unmanned resupply mission to Salyut-7. (USSR)

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April 3 – 11, 1984 — Soyuz T-11; crewed by Yuri Malyshev, Gennady Strekalov, and Rakesh Sharma; Intercosmos mission to Salyut-7 with Indian cosmonaut (Sharma); crew returned in Soyuz T-10. (USSR)

April 6 – 13, 1984 — STS 41-C; Challenger; crewed by Robert L. Crippen, Francis R. Scobee, George D. Nelson, Terry J. Hart, and James D. van Hoften; carried Long Duration Exposure Facility; Solar Maximum Mission satellite repair. (USA)

April 15, 1984 — Progress 20; unmanned resupply mission to Salyut-7. (USSR)

May 7, 1984 — Progress 21; unmanned resupply mission to Salyut-7. (USSR)

May 28, 1984 — Progress 22; unmanned resupply mission to Salyut-7. (USSR)

July 6, 1984 — Suborbital launch of BOR-5 from Kapustin Yar; 1:8 scale test model of Buran Space Shuttle. (USSR)

July 17 – 29, 1984 — Soyuz T-12; crewed by Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Svetlana Savitskaya, and Igor Volk; mission to Salyut-7; Savitskaya became first woman to perform an EVA. (USSR)

August 14, 1984 – Progress 23; unmanned resupply mission to Salyut-7. (USSR)

August 30 – September 4, 1984 – STS 41-D; Discovery; crewed by Henry W. Hartsfield, Michael L. Coates, Judith A. Resnik, Steven A. Hawley, Richard M. Mullane, and Charles D. Walker; carried Leasat-1 (Syncom IV-1) and a deployable solar array, OAST-1; first flight of Orbiter Discovery. (USA)

October 5 – 13, 1984 — STS 41-G; Challenger; crewed by Robert L. Crippen, Jon A. McBride, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Sally K. Ride, David C. Leestma, Marc Garneau, and Paul Scully-Power; carried Earth Radiation Budget Satellite; first Canadian astronaut (Garneau). (USA)

November 7 – 14, 1984 — STS 51-A; Discovery; crewed by Frederick H. Hauck, David M. Walker, Anna L. Fisher, Joseph P. Allen, and Dale A. Gardner; launched Anik D-2 and Leasat-2 (Syncom IV-2); retrieved Westar VI and Palapa B-2. (USA)

December 19, 1984 – Kosmos 1614; unmanned BOR-4 spaceplane; launched from Kapustin Yar. (USSR)

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In 1982, the Challenger rolled off the assembly line as the second space shuttle of the US fleet. The Challenger flew nine successful missions before that fateful day of the disaster in 1986.  There was no mission 11 and the Challenger was only on mission 10 as of 1986.  This was all the proof that I needed that this dream did not take place in our dimension.

For further proof…here is the tombstone of what we assume is the original Peter…

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On a separate note…a little research on the date ‘June 28 1984′ brought me to this comic.  “Star Trek III – The Search for Spock”.  The release date of this comic was June 28, 1984.

SPOCK – Leonord Nimoy…WILIAM BELL – Leonard Nimoy…Search for Spock…Search for William Bell…coincidence?  Maybe, but I think it’s one hell of a fun Easter Egg.

4 thoughts on “The Challenger Poster in Peter’s Dream”

  1. The search for Spock may not be in reference to Nimoy, I think it may tie in to the crazy guy in season one, whose name I don’t remember, who thought he was Spock. This may come up later in the season.

  2. Didn’t the ZFT manifesto say that the other dimension is “slightly ahead” of ours? Perhaps that’s why Challenger Mission 11 happened in 84 instead of 86.

    I love that dream sequence. Even on my high-def TV it looks a little fuzzy and out-of-focus. The way Walter’s face was only partially visible in the mirror is very unsettling. And this “Peter” matches Walter’s statement in season 1: “you used to be fat.”

    As an aside: It really looks like “mirrors” are the recurring theme of this season.

  3. The episode’s name is dream logic. While the episode obviously deals with dreams, the logic comes from Peter’s dream (deducing that his is from the other dimension). I just picked up the show this season and have been mulling this over since “Fracture.” The lady who could see an “halo” around people from the other dimension sees a halo around Peter but chalks it up to the sunlight.

  4. The “crazy guy” from season one was the child actor from the Star Trek original season episode “The Corbomite Maneuver.”

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