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STS-49

STS-49 [Flight # 47]7-16 May 1992Endeavour [1]

Crew:
    Daniel Brandenstein [4], Commander
    Kevin Chilton [1], Pilot
    Pierre Thuot [2], Mission Specialist
    Kathryn Thornton [2], Mission Specialist
    Richard Hieb [2], Mission Specialist
    Thomas Akers [2], Mission Specialist
    Bruce Melnick [2], Mission Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-B [14]
    Date: 7 May 1992
    Time: 23:40:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 195 nm
    Inclination: 28.35 degrees
    Orbits: 141
    Duration: 8 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
    Distance: 3,696,019 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [36]
    Date: 16 May 1992
    Time: 20:57:38 UTC
    Rollout: 58 seconds (2,893 meters, 9,490 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 10 May 1992 for 3 hours, 51 minutes
     2) On 11 May 1992 for 5 hours, 26 minutes
     3) On 13 May 1992 for 8 hours, 29 minutes
     4) On 14 May 1992 for 7 hours, 45 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    Thomas Akers
    Richard Hieb
    Kathryn Thornton
    Pierre Thuot

Highlights:
    Maiden flight of the shuttle Endeavour (build as a replacement for the destroyed Challenger).  A satellite stranded in an unusable orbit was captured, a live rocket motor attached, and the satellite redeployed. Flight featured four EVA's, one by 3 astronauts.

 


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