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STS-58
2012-05-12 09:00:40

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 19993 at 110:53 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on November 1 at 7:05 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 225 times at an altitude of 155 nautical miles at an inclination of 155 nautical miles and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes, and 32 seconds. This was a Spacelab mission and the longest shuttle...

STS-55
2012-05-12 08:57:07

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 26. 1993 at 10:50 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on May 6 at 7:29 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 160 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.2 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 59 seconds. This was a joint Spacelab mission with Germany. 88 experiments...

STS-52
2012-03-24 10:39:24

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 22, 1992 at 1:09 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on November 1 at 9:05 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 159 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 56 minutes, and 13 seconds. The mission launched several satellites for international...

STS-50
2012-03-24 10:36:19

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 25,1992 at 12:23 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 9 at 7:42 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 221 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 13 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes, and 4 seconds. This was the longest mission to date, close to 14 days. The mission's...

STS-40
2012-03-24 09:58:51

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 5, 1991 at 9:24 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on June 14 at 8:39 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 146 times at an altitude of 157 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 3.8 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 20 seconds. This was the fifth Spacelab mission and was dedicated to life science...

STS-35
2012-03-24 09:55:41

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1990 at 1:49 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on December 10 at 9:54 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 144 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 3.7 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 23 hours, 5 minutes, and 8 seconds. The primary objectives were round-the-clock observations of...

STS-32
2012-03-24 09:42:00

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 9, 1990 at 1:35 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on January 20 at 1:35 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 172 times at an altitude of 178 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 21 hours, 0 minutes, and 36 seconds. At nearly eleven days this was by far the longest...

STS-28
2012-03-24 09:35:40

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...

STS-9
2012-03-03 12:41:58

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 28, 1983 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 8, 1983 at 3:47 AM (PST). The shuttle orbited 167 times at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.3 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes, and 24 seconds. This mission was the first time 6 people were carried into space on one...

STS-5
2012-03-03 12:36:34

The fifth shuttle mission launched From Kennedy Space Center on November 11, 1982 at 7:19 AM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 16 at 6:33 AM (PST). Columbia orbited 82 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. The duration of the mission was 5 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 26 seconds. This was the first...

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