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61-A

61-A [Flight # 22]30 October - 6 November 1985Challenger [9]

Crew:
    Henry Hartsfield [3], Commander
    Steven Nagel [2], Pilot
    James Buchli [2], Mission Specialist
    Guion Bluford [2], Mission Specialist
    Bonnie Dunbar [1], Mission Specialist
    Reinhard Furrer [1], Payload Specialist (Germany)
    Ernst Messerschmid [1], Payload Specialist (Germany)
    Wubbo Ockels [1], Payload Specialist (Netherlands)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [22]
    Date: 30 October 1985
    Time: 17:00:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 207 nm
    Inclination: 57 degrees
    Orbits: 112
    Duration: 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, 53 seconds
    Distance: 2,900,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 17, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [16]
    Date: 6 November 1985
    Time: 17:44:53 UTC
    Rollout: 45 seconds (2,531 meters, 8,304 feet)

Highlights:
    This was a dedicated German Spacelab mission. Habitable module LM2 was used for the first time.One satellite was deployed.

 


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