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STS-6

STS-6 [Flight # 6]4-9 April 1983Challenger [1]

Crew:
    Paul Weitz [2], Commander
    Karol Bobko [1], Pilot
    Donald Peterson [1], Mission Specialist
    Franklin Musgrave [1], Mission Specialist

Launch:
    Pad: 39-A [6]
    Date: 4 April 1983
    Time: 18:30:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 178 nm
    Inclination: 28.5 degrees
    Orbits: 81
    Duration: 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, 42 seconds
    Distance: 2,094,293 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, CA [5]
    Date: 9 April 1983
    Time: 18:53:42 UTC
    Rollout: 49 seconds (2,208 meters, 7,244 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 7 April 1983 for 4 hours, 10 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    Franklin Musgrave
    Donald Peterson

Highlights:
    First flight of the shuttle Challenger. First space walk of the shuttle program by Peterson and Musgrave, lasting over 4 hours. A Tracking and Data Relay Satellite was deployed.

 


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