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STS-79

STS-79 [Flight # 79]16-26 September 1996Atlantis [17]

Crew:
    William Readdy [3], Commander
    Terrence Wilcutt [2], Pilot
    Thomas Akers [4], Mission Specialist
    Jerome Apt [4], Mission Specialist
    Carl Walz [3], Mission Specialist

Mir Upload:
    John Blaha [5], Mission Specialist

Mir Download:
    Shannon Lucid (STS-76)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-B [35]
    Date: 16 September 1996
    Time: 08:54:49 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 170-213 nm
    Inclination: 51.6 degrees
    Orbits: 160
    Duration: 10 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
    Distance: 3,900,000 miles

Mir Docking: Kristall, 19 September 1996, 03:13 UTC - 24 September 1996, 01:35 UTC

Landing:
    Location: Runway 15, Kennedy Space Center, FL [32]
    Date: 26 September 1996
    Time: 12:13:15 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 2 seconds (3,347 meters, 10,981 feet)

Highlights:
    Docked with the Mir station, sent John Blaha onto the station and returned Shannon Lucid.

 


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