Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104
STS-79

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 Rocket

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United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 rocket as part of the STS-79 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Thu, Sep 26th, 1996, 8:13 AM 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 Atlantis OV-104 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

STS-79

STS-79 was the 17th flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the 79th mission of the Space Shuttle program. The flight saw Atlantis dock with the Russian space station Mir to deliver equipment, supplies and relief personnel. A variety of scientific experiments were also conducted aboard Atlantis by her crew. It was the first shuttle mission to rendezvous with a fully assembled Mir, and the fourth rendezvous of a shuttle to the space station.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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