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STS-75

STS-75 [Flight # 75]22 February - 9 March 1996Columbia [19]

Crew:
    Andrew Allen [3], Commander
    Scott Horowitz [1], Pilot
    Franklin Chang-Diaz [5], Payload Commander
    Maurizio Cheli [1], Mission Specialist (Italy)
    Jeffrey Hoffman [5], Mission Specialist
    Claude Nicollier [3], Mission Specialist (Switzerland)
    Umberto Guidoni [1], Payload Specialist (Italy)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-B [31]
    Date: 22 February 1996
    Time: 20:18:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 160 nm
    Inclination: 28.45 degrees
    Orbits: 252
    Duration: 15 days, 17 hours, 40 minutes, 21 seconds
    Distance: 6,500,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL [29]
    Date: 9 March 1996
    Time: 13:58:21 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 4 seconds (2,578 meters, 8,459 feet)

Highlights:
    A tethered satellite, first flown on STS-46, was lost when the tether broke on the third day. The satellite was just short of a planned 12.8 mile (20.5 km) separation. It had been attached to a Spacelab pallet.

 


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