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STS-87

STS-87 [Flight # 88]19 November - 5 December 1997Columbia [24]

Crew:
    Kevin Kregel [3], Commander
    Steven Lindsey [1], Pilot
    Winston Scott [2], Mission Specialist
    Kalpana Chawla [1], Mission Specialist
    Takao Doi [1], Mission Specialist (Japan)
    Leonid Kadenyuk [1], Payload Specialist (Ukraine)

Launch:
    Pad: 39-B [38]
    Date: 19 November 1997
    Time: 19:46:00 UTC

Orbit:
    Altitude: 150 nm
    Inclination: 28.45 degrees
    Orbits: 252
    Duration: 15 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
    Distance: 6,500,000 miles

Landing:
    Location: Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center, FL [41]
    Date: 5 December 1997
    Time: 12:20:04 UTC
    Rollout: 57 seconds (2,440 meters, 8,004 feet)

Mission EVA's:
     1) On 25 November 1997 for 7 hours, 43 minutes
     2) On 3 December 1997 for 5 hours, 1 minutes
EVA's were performed by the following individuals:
    Takao Doi
    Winston Scott

Highlights:
    This was the fourth flight of the U.S. Microgravity Payload. Another payload was deployed, but to maneuver properly. It was retrieved, but not without difficulty. A lengthy EVA was performed to capture the satellite manually.

 


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