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41-C

41-C [Flight # 11]6-13 April 1984Challenger [5]

Crew:
    Robert Crippen [3], Commander
    Francis Scobee [1], Pilot
    George Nelson [1], Mission Specialist
    James van Hoften [1], Mission Specialist
    Terry Hart [1], Mission Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [11]
    Date: 6 April 1984
    Time: 13:58:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 313 nm
    Inclination: 28.5 degrees
    Orbits: 108
    Duration: 6 days, 23 hours, 40 minutes, 7 seconds
    Distance: 2,870,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 17, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [9]
    Date: 13 April 1984
    Time: 13:38:07 UTC
    Rollout: 49 seconds (2,657 meters, 8,716 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 8 April 1984 for 2 hours, 51 minutes
     2) On 11 April 1984 for 6 hours, 38 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    George Nelson
    James van Hoften

Highlights:
    First direct ascent trajectory for space shuttle. In orbit repairs were made to the Solar Maximum Mission satellite.


Had the shuttle numbering system not been changed, this mission would have been designated STS-13. Challenging fate, Dick Scobee came up with this patch.

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