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48th Shuttle flight and 12th flight of Columbia Longest Shuttle mission to date, 1st flight of Extended Duration Orbiter pallet, 1st landing of Columbia in Florida and 1st use of drag chute by Columbia on the runway

25 June 1992 at 4:12:23 pm GMT from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML)-1, Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE), Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet, Investigations into Polymer Membrane Processing (IPMP), Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) and Ultraviolet Plume Instrument (UVPI) 257 km 28.5 degrees

9 July 1992 at 11:42:27 am GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 9,266,600 km 220

13 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes and 4 seconds

Capt Richard Noel Richards, 45, US Navy, commander (Red/

Blue Team)

Lt-Cdr Kenneth Duane Bowersox, 35, US Navy, pilot (Red Team)

Dr Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar, 43, mission specialist 1 (Red Team) Dr Ellen Louise Baker, 39, mission specialist 2 (Blue Team) Lt-Col Carl Joseph Meade, 41, US Air Force, mission specialist 3 (Red Team)

Dr Lawrence James DeLucas, 41, payload specialist 1 (Red Team)

Dr Eugene Huu-Chau Trinh, 41, payload specialist 2 (Blue Team)

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