Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-83

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 Rocket

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United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 rocket as part of the STS-83 mission. The launch window for the Microgravity Research mission was on Fri, Apr 4th, 1997, 2:20 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 Columbia OV-102 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-83

STS-83 was a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia.

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102

Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Crew

James Halsell

James Halsell

Commander - American

James Halsell was an Air Force Test Pilot when he was selected by NASA to become an Astronaut in 1990. He was a veteran of five flights totalling over 1,250 hours in space, pilot of two STS missions and commander of three. He also served as a manager for Shuttle Launch Integration and Space Shuttle Program manager. After the Columbia accident he led the NASA Return to Flight Planning team.

Susan Kilrain

Susan Kilrain

Pilot - American

Susan Kilrain is an engineer, a former United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut.

Roger K. Crouch

Roger K. Crouch

Payload Specialist - American

Roger Keith Crouch (born September 12, 1940) is an American scientist and astronaut who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997.

Gregory T. Linteris

Gregory T. Linteris

Payload Specialist - American

Gregory Thomas Linteris, Ph.D. (born October 4, 1957 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American scientist who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997.

Michael L. Gernhardt

Michael L. Gernhardt

Mission Specialist - American

Michael Landon Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut and manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the Prebreathe Reduction Program (PRP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Donald A. Thomas

Donald A. Thomas

Mission Specialist - American

Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Janice E. Voss

Janice E. Voss

Mission Specialist - American

Janice Elaine Voss was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss died on February 6, 2012, from breast cancer.

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