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STS-3

STS-3 [Flight # 3]22-30 March 1982Columbia [3]

Crew:
    Jack Lousma [2], Commander
    Charles Fullerton [1], Pilot

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [3]
    Date: 22 March 1982
    Time: 16:00:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 147 nm
    Inclination: 38 degrees
    Orbits: 130
    Duration: 8 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
    Distance: 3,334,904 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 17, White Sands Space Harbor, NM [1]
    Date: 30 March 1982
    Time: 16:04:46 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 23 seconds (4,186 meters, 13,732 feet)

Backup Crew:
    Thomas Mattingly, Commander
    Henry Hartsfield, Pilot

Highlights:
    This was the third Shuttle system flight test. Some problems were encountered, such as the loss of three communication links, some space sickness, and a malfunctioning toilet (now THAT is critical). The remote manipulator system (Canadarm) was further tested. A Spacelab pallet contained experiments intended to gather data on the near-Earth environment.

 


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