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STS-81

STS-81 [Flight # 81]12-22 January 1997Atlantis [18]

Crew:
    Michael Baker [4], Commander
    Brent Jett [2], Pilot
    John Grunsfeld [2], Mission Specialist
    Marsha Ivins [4], Mission Specialist
    Peter Wisoff [3], Mission Specialist

Mir Upload:
    Jerry Linenger [2], Mission Specialist

Mir Download:
    John Blaha (STS-79)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-B [37]
    Date: 12 January 1997
    Time: 09:27:23 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 160 nm
    Inclination: 51.6 degrees
    Orbits: 160
    Duration: 10 days, 4 hours, 55 minutes, 21 seconds
    Distance: 4,100,000 miles

Mir Docking: Kristall, 15 January 1997, 03:55 UTC - 20 January 1997, 02:16 UTC

Landing:
    Location: Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL [34]
    Date: 22 January 1997
    Time: 14:22:44 UTC
    Rollout: 1 minute, 9 seconds (2,850 meters, 9,350 feet)

Highlights:
    This was the fifth docking of the shuttle to Mir. John Blaha and Jerry Linenger exchanged places aboard the Mir.

 


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