DesignationSTS65

Sequence 63rd Shuttle flight and 17th flight of Columbia

Milestones 1st Japanese astronaut to fly on board Columbia and longest

Shuttle mission to date Launch 8 July 1994 at 4:43:00 pm GMT from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space

Center in Florida

Payload International Microgravity Laboratory (IML)-2, Advanced

Protein Crystallisation Facility (APCF), Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG), Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS), Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE), Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX), Military Applications of

Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

Ship Tracks (MAST) and Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO)

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300 km

28.5 degrees

23 July 1994 at 10:38:01 am GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 9,781,700 km 234

14 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes and 1 second

Col Robert Donald Cabana, 45, US Marine Corps, commander

(Red Team)

Lt-Col James Donald Halsell Jr, 37, US Air Force, pilot (Red Team)

Richard James Hieb, 38, mission specialist 1 (Red Team) Lt-Col Carl Erwin Walz, 38, US Air Force, mission specialist 2 (Blue Team)

Dr Leroy Chiao, 33, mission specialist 3 (Blue Team) Dr Donald Alan Thomas, 39, mission specialist 4 (Blue Team) Dr Chiaki Mukai, 42, payload specialist 1 (Red Team)

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