Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099
STS-61-A

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-61-A

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099 Rocket

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Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099 rocket as part of the STS-61-A mission. The launch window for the Microgravity Research mission was on Wed, Oct 30th, 1985, 12:00 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-61-A

STS-61-A was the twenty-second space shuttle flight and ninth for Space Shuttle Challenger. It was a scientific spacelab mission funded entirely by West Germany. The payload operations were controlled from the German Space Operations Center as opposed to the regular NASA centers.

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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