DesignationSTS55

Sequence 55th Shuttle flight and 14th flight of Columbia

Milestones 1st on-the-pad main engine shutdown in Columbia's career and

STS-55 surpassed a cumulative 365 days-in-space mark by all five Shuttles since April 1981

Launch

Payload Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

26 April 1993 at 2:50:00 pm GMT from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Spacelab-D2 and Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) 300 km 28.5 degrees

6 May 1993 at 2:29:59 pm GMT on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 6,673,900 km 159

9 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes and 59 seconds

Col Steven Ray Nagel, 46, US Air Force, commander (Blue

Team)

Col Terence Thomas Henricks, 40, US Air Force, pilot (Blue Team)

Col Jerry Lynn Ross, 45, US Air Force, mission specialist 1 (Blue Team)

Lt-Col Charles Joseph Precourt, 37, US Air Force, mission specialist 2 (Red Team)

Dr Bernard Andrew Harris Jr, 36, mission specialist 3 (Red Team)

Dr Ulrich Walter, 39, payload specialist 1 (Blue Team) Hans Wilhelm Schlegel, 41, payload specialist 2 (Red Team)

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Launch

Payload

Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

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