5th Shuttle flight and 5th flight of Columbia 1st 'commercial' Shuttle mission, 1st Shuttle flight to have a spacewalk cancelled due to space sickness and spacesuit problems, 1st deployment of communications satellites from the Shuttle and 1st time four astronauts had flown into orbit in the same spacecraft

11 November 1982 at 12:19:00 pm GMT from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Anik-C3 and Satellite Business Systems (SBS)-3, both with Payload Assist Module (PAM)-Ds, Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI), Shuttle Student Involvement Project (SSIP) and one Getaway Special (GAS) canister 295 km 28.5 degrees

16 November 1982 at 2:33:26 pm GMT on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 3,398,000 km 81

5 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes and 26 seconds

Vance DeVoe Brand, 51, commander

Col Robert Franklyn Overmyer, 46, US Marine Corps, pilot

Dr Joseph Percival Allen IV, 45, mission specialist 1

Dr William Benjamin Lenoir, 43, mission specialist 2

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