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Crew:

Henry W. Hartsfield Jr., Commander Steven R. Nagel, Pilot (blue) Bonnie J. Dunbar, Mission Specialist (MS-1, blue) James F. Buchli, Mission Specialist (MS02, red) Guion S. Bluford Jr., Mission Specialist (MS-3, red) Ernst Messerschmid, German Payload Specialist (PS-1, red) Reinhard Furrer, German Payload Specialist (PS02, blue) Wubbo J. Ockels, Dutch Payload Specialist (PS-3, not assigned to team)

Orbiter:

Challenger (OV-099)

Launch Site:

Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Launch Date/Time:

Oct. 30, 1985, 12:00 noon EST

Window:

3 hours

SHUTTLE MISSION 61-A – QUICK LOOK FACTS

Orbital Inclination:

57.0 degrees

Insertion Orbit:

175 by 175 (n. mi)

Mission Duration:

7 days, 40 minutes (111 orbits, land on 112)

Landing Date/Time:

Nov. 6, 1985, 12:40 p.m. EST

Primary Landing Site:

Edward Air Force Base, CA, Runway 17

Weather Alternative:

Kennedy Space Center, FL

Cargo and Payloads:

Spacelab D-1 long module plus Mission Peculiar Equipment Support Structure Global Low Orbiting Message Relay Satellite (GLOMR)

Experiments and Tests:

Material science Experiment Double rack for Experiment modules and

Apparatus (MEDEA) Navigation Experiment (NAVEX) Material Science Double Rack (MSDR) Biorack (BR) Process Chamber (PK) Vestibular Sled (VS) Biowissenschaften (BW) Nosewheel Steering Test

Highlights:

First dedicated Spacelab mission under direction of the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DFVLR); first control of payload from location outside U.S.; first flight of an 8-person crew.

Edited by Richard W. Orloff, 01/2001/Page 10

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