Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099
STS-6

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-6

Rockwell International launch of a Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099 Rocket

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Rockwell International was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099 rocket as part of the STS-6 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Mon, Apr 4th, 1983, 1:30 PM EST from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-6

STS-6 was the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger. It deployed the first Tracking and Data Relay Satellite into orbit for NASA, forming an integral part of NASAs in-space 10. It was also the first Space Shuttle mission involving a spacewalk. It was the first mission in which the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) was used.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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