WSF logo

STS Patch

STS-2A OFT-2 July 1979 Columbia

Assigned Crew:
    Fred Haise, Commander
    Jack Lousma, Pilot

Backup Crew Members:
    Vance Brand, Commander
    Charles Fullerton, Pilot

Launch:
    Location: Kennedy
    Date: July 1979

Landing:
    Edwards

Second orbital test flight lasting 5 days was to take the Teleoperator Retrieval System (TRS) to Skylab so it could be boosted into a highter orbit.

When it became obvious the shuttle would not launch in time to save Skylab, this flight was repurposed and rescheduled to 6 March 1980 with the OSTA-1 payload and the Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm). This objectives were finally met by STS-2 on 12 November 1981.

 


Page last modified: 20 June 2022 17:03:13.