Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-73

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-73

Launch Complex 39B
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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STS-73

STS-73 was a Space Shuttle program mission, during October–November 1995, on board the space shuttle Columbia. The mission was the second mission for the United States Microgravity Laboratory. The crew, who spent 16 days in space, were broken up into 2 teams, the red team and the blue team. The mission also included several Detailed Test Objectives or DTO's.

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Space Shuttle Columbia


Serial OV-102

Launch Crew Count 7

Status Destroyed

Landing Time 1995-11-05T11:45:00+0000


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Crew

Ken Bowersox

Commander

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1956-11-14

Status Retired

Type Government


Kent Rominger

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1956-08-07

Status Retired

Type Government


Albert Sacco

Payload Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1949-05-03

Status Retired

Type Payload Specialist


Catherine Coleman

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1960-12-14

Status Retired

Type Government


Frederick W. Leslie

Payload Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1951-12-19

Status Retired

Type Payload Specialist


Kathryn C. Thornton

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1952-08-17

Status Retired

Type Government


Michael López-Alegría

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1958-05-30

Status Active

Type Private


Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102


Height 38.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 28200 kN

Diameter 8.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 24400 kg

Liftoff Mass 2040 Tonnes


Launch Success 29

Consecutive Success 0

Maiden Flight 1981-04-12

Launch Failures 1


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Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011.

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