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STS-55

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission:

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

STS-55 (Space Transportation System 55), or D-2 was the 55th overall flight of the US Space Shuttle and the 14th flight of Shuttle Columbia. This flight was a multinational Spacelab flight involving 88 experiments from eleven different nations. The experiments ranged from biology sciences to simple earth observations.

Space Shuttle

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Configuration:

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
  • Family
  • Variant
  • 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: 7 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


Steven R. Nagel

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Oct. 27, 1946
Date of Death: Aug. 21, 2014

Terence Henricks

Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 5, 1952
Age: 72

Ulrich Walter

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

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Feb. 9, 1954
Age: 70

Bernard Harris

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

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 26, 1956
Age: 68

Hans Schlegel

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

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 3, 1951
Age: 72

Charles J. Precourt

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

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 29, 1955
Age: 69

Jerry L. Ross

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

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 20, 1948
Age: 76

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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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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