The STS-33 mission logo.
Image: NASA.

In 1989 on this date, Space Shuttle Discovery flight STS-33 was launched, carrying John Blaha, Sonny Carter, Fred Gregory, Story Musgrave, and Kathryn Thornton on a 5-day orbital mission to deploy a classified satellite. It was the 32nd shuttle mission overall, and the last shuttle launch of the 1980s. Flight events, and some candid crew photos, may be found on the Spacefacts website here.