June 3, 2011
The main landing gear of the Space Shuttle Columbia touches down on the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) runway at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), after completing almost four days of a scheduled 16-day mission in Earth-orbit. A problem with one of three fuel cells led to an early landing for the seven-member Microgravity Science Laboratory 1 (MSL-1) crew. Touchdown occurred at 1:33:11 p.m. (EDT), April 8, 1997. Onboard Columbia were James D. Halsell, Jr., Susan L. Still, Janice E. Voss, Donald A. Thomas, Michael L. Gernhardt, Roger K. Crouch and Gregory T. Linteris.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Space Shuttle program, Manned spacecraft, Shuttle Landing Facility, Michael L. Gernhardt, Space Shuttle, Gregory T. Linteris