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Raumfahrt-History - 1989 Space-Shuttle STS-28 Columbia Mission

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STS-28
 
 

Mission: Department of Defense
Space Shuttle: Columbia
Launch Pad: 39B 
Launch Weight: Classified
Launched: August 8, 1989, 8:37:00 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Landing: August 13, 1989, 6:37:08 a.m. PDT
Landing Weight: 190,956 pounds
Runway: 17 
Rollout Distance: 6,015 feet
Rollout Time: 46 seconds
Revolution: 81
Mission Duration: 5 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, 8 seconds
Returned to KSC: August 21, 1989
Orbit Altitude: Classified
Orbit Inclination: 57 degrees
Miles Traveled: 2.1 million 

Crew Members

                   STS-28 Crew Photo

Image above: STS-28 Crew photo with Commander Brewster H. Shaw Jr., Pilot Richard N. Richards, Mission Specialists James C. AdamsonDavid C. Leestma and Mark N. Brown. Image Credit: NASA 

Launch Highlights

STS-28 Mission PatchLiftoff occurred during a classified launch window lying within a launch period extending from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT, Aug. 8. 





Mission Highlights

Fourth mission dedicated to the Department of Defense, and first flight of Columbia since Mission 61-C. 

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STS-28 | Shuttle: Columbia | Launch: August 8, 1989
Seated from left to right: Richard N. Richards (pilot), Brewster H. Shaw (commander), David C. Leestma(mission specialist), Standing from left to right: Mark N. Brown (mission specialist), James C. Adamson(mission specialist)

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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, thermal protection system (TPS) tile repair 

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STS-28 crewmembers stand beside OV-102 during its rollover at KSC 

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 STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, ET/SRB mating preparations at KSC VAB 

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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, is left at KSC LC Pad 39B by crawler transporter 

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STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, at KSC LC Pad 39B following roll out 

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 STS-28 Columbia, OV-102, crewmembers in JSC crew compartment trainer 

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Quelle: NASA

 

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