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STS-28

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 8, 1989 at 8:37 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on August 13 at 6:37 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 81 times at a classified altitude at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. The mission lasted 5 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, and 8 seconds.

This was a Department of Defense mission and all information about its activities is classified.

Columbia was crewed by Commander Brewster H. Shaw, Pilot Richard N. Richards, and Mission Specialists James C. Adamson, David C. Leestma, and Mark N. Brown.

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