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STS-4

STS-4 [Flight # 4]27 June - 4 July 1982Columbia [4]

Crew:
    Thomas Mattingly [2], Commander
    Henry Hartsfield [1], Pilot

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [4]
    Date: 27 June 1982
    Time: 15:00:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 197 nm
    Inclination: 28.5 degrees
    Orbits: 113
    Duration: 7 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
    Distance: 2,900,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [3]
    Date: 4 July 1982
    Time: 16:09:31 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 13 seconds

Starting with STS-4, NASA no longer named backup crews for the missions.

Highlights:
    This was the final test mission before the shuttle was declared operational. Medical tests, testing of the remote manipulator arm, and some experiments from Utah State University were performed. There was also a classified DOD payload on board.

 


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