Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099
STS-8

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-8

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-8 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, Aug 30th, 1983, 2:32 AM EDT 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-8

STS-8 was the third mission of Space Shuttle Challenger. It deployed an Indian 10 and Weather satellite. It was the first night launch and night landing of the Shuttle program. It also carried the first African-American astronaut; Guion Bluford.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099

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