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STS-87

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission:

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

STS-87 was a Space Shuttle mission launched from Launch Complex 39B of the Kennedy Space Center on 19 November 1997. It was the 88th flight of the Space Shuttle, and the 24th flight of Columbia. The mission goals were to conduct experiments using the United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-4), conduct two EVAs, and to deploy the SPARTAN-201 experiment.

Space Shuttle

Family: Space Shuttle
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
    Space Shuttle
  • 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: 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


Kevin R. Kregel

Commander - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 16, 1956
Age: 67

Steven Lindsey

Pilot - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 24, 1960
Age: 63

Leonid Kadeniuk

Payload Specialist - Ukrainian - ( HKAY )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Jan. 28, 1951
Date of Death: Jan. 31, 2018

Kalpana Chawla

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Lost In Flight

Date of Birth: March 17, 1962
Date of Death: Feb. 1, 2003

Takao Doi

Mission Specialist - Japanese - ( JAXA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 18, 1954
Age: 69

Winston E. Scott

Mission Specialist - American - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 6, 1950
Age: 73

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Agency Type: Government

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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