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STS-44

STS-44 [Flight # 44]25 November - 2 December 1991Atlantis [10]

Crew:
    Frederick Gregory [3], Commander
    Terence Henricks [1], Pilot
    Franklin Musgrave [4], Mission Specialist
    Mario Runco [1], Mission Specialist
    James Voss [1], Mission Specialist
    Thomas Hennen [1], Payload Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [31]
    Date: 25 November 1991
    Time: 23:44:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 197 nm
    Inclination: 28.5 degrees
    Orbits: 110
    Duration: 6 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes, 44 seconds
    Distance: 2,890,067 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 5, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [34]
    Date: 2 December 1991
    Time: 22:34:44 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 47 seconds (3,411 meters, 11,191 feet)

Highlights:
    Mission dedicated to the Department of Defense, plus some unclassified payloads. Planned ten day mission was shortened due to the failure of an orbiter inertial measurement unit.

 


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