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41-D

41-D [Flight # 12]30 August - 5 September 1984Discovery [1]

Crew:
    Henry Hartsfield [2], Commander
    Michael Coats [1], Pilot
    Judith Resnik [1], Mission Specialist
    Steven Hawley [1], Mission Specialist
    Richard Mullane [1], Mission Specialist
    Charles Walker [1], Payload Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [12]
    Date: 30 August 1984
    Time: 12:41:50 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 184 nm
    Inclination: 28.5 degrees
    Orbits: 97
    Duration: 6 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes, 4 seconds
    Distance: 2,490,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 17, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [10]
    Date: 5 September 1984
    Time: 13:37:54 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute (3,132 meters, 10,275 feet)

Highlights:
    First flight of the shuttle Discovery. Three satellites were deployed.

    During a launch attempt on 24 June 1984, a fuel valve in one of the three main engines failed to open 4 seconds before launch. Liquid hydrogen leaked on to the launch pad and caused a fire which lasted for twelve minutes. NASA lacked confidence in a zip line and failed to evacuate the astronauts.

 


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