Space shuttle Atlantis during its rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building in late Jan. 1990. Atlantis took its sixth flight on STS-36 a month later when it launched from Launch Pad 39A on Feb. 28. The 34th mission in the program lasted four days and carried a payload for the U.S. Department of Defense. The crew consisted of Commander John O. Creighton, Pilot John H. Casper and Mission Specialists Pierre J. Thuot, David C. Hilmers and Richard M. Mullane. Atlantis landed on March 4 at Edwards Air Force Base.
Aerial view of STS-36 Atlantis, OV-104, at KSC LC Pad 39A with T-38A inflight - Credit: NASA.
STS-36 onboard view of the "Bonner Sphere", a neutron flux experiment - Credit: NASA.
STS-36 night Earth observation of New York City, New York - Credit: NASA.
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