STS-73

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission:

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

STS-73 was a Space Shuttle program mission, during October–November 1995, on board the space shuttle Columbia. The mission was the second mission for the United States Microgravity Laboratory. The crew, who spent 16 days in space, were broken up into 2 teams, the red team and the blue team. The mission also included several Detailed Test Objectives or DTO's.

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Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102

Family: Space Shuttle
Configuration: OV-102

Space Shuttle Columbia 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.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    38.1 m
  • Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2040 T
  • Thrust
    28200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102
  • Family
    Space Shuttle
  • Variant
    OV-102
  • Alias
    Columbia
  • Full Name
    Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $450,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    24400 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


Kathryn C. Thornton

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 17, 1952
Age: 67

Ken Bowersox

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 14, 1956
Age: 63

Kent Rominger

Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 7, 1956
Age: 63

Catherine Coleman

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 14, 1960
Age: 59

Michael López-Alegría

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: May 30, 1958
Age: 61

Frederick W. Leslie

Payload Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 19, 1951
Age: 68

Albert Sacco

Payload Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: May 3, 1949
Age: 70

United Space Alliance

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Founded: 1995 Successes: 99 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39B


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