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STS-52

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

STS-52 was a Space Transportation System (NASA Space Shuttle) mission using orbiter Columbia, and was launched on 22 October 1992.

Space Shuttle

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The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    56.1 m
  • Diameter
    8.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2030 T
  • Thrust
    28200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Space Shuttle
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  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Space Shuttle
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $450000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    27500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Space Shuttle Columbia


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 6 Crew Capacity: 7 Payload Capacity: 27500 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: OV-102

Space Shuttle Columbia (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service, it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

Space Shuttle Details

Crew


Jim Wetherbee

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 27, 1952
Age: 71

Michael A. Baker

Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 27, 1953
Age: 70

Charles L. Veach

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 18, 1944
Date of Death: Oct. 3, 1995

Steve MacLean

Payload Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( CSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 14, 1954
Age: 69

William Shepherd

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 26, 1949
Age: 74

Tamara E. Jernigan

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: May 7, 1959
Age: 65

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

(NASA)

Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 115 Failures: 20 Pending: 6

Agency Type:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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