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24th Shuttle flight and 7th flight of Columbia 1st flight of Columbia following two-year refit, 1st flight of two astronauts with the same surname on the same spacecraft, 1st congressman to fly on board Columbia and 1st flight of Columbia to have landing opportunities waved off on two successive days due to unacceptable weather conditions at the landing site 12 January 1986 at 11:55:00 am GMT from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Satcom Ku-1 with Payload Assist Module (PAM)-D2, Materials Science Laboratory (MSL)-2, Comet Halley Active Monitoring Program (CHAMP), Infrared Imaging Experiment (IR-IE), Initial Blood Storage Experiment (IBSE), Hand-held Protein Crystal Growth (HPCG), Shuttle Student Involvement Project (SSIP), Hitchhiker-G1 and a Getaway Special (GAS) bridge with 12 canisters, plus one additional canister attached to the payload bay wall 340 km 28.5 degrees

18 January 1986 at 1:58:51 pm GMT on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 4,070,000 km 97

6 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 51 seconds

Cdr Robert Lee 'Hoot' Gibson, 39, US Navy, commander

Lt-Col Charles Frank Bolden Jr, 39, US Marine Corps, pilot

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Dr George Driver 'Pinky' Nelson, 35, mission specialist 1 Dr Steven Alan Hawley, 34, mission specialist 2 Dr Franklin Ramon Chang-Diaz, 35, mission specialist 3 Robert Joseph Cenker Jr, 37, payload specialist 1 Congressman Clarens William Nelson, 43, payload specialist 2

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