61st Shuttle flight and 16th flight of Columbia 1st all-veteran astronaut crew to fly on board Columbia 4 March 1994 at 1:53:00 pm GMT from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida
United States Microgravity Payload (USMP)-2, Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (OAST)-2, Dexterous End Effector (DEE), Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Instrument (SSBUV), Advanced Protein Crystal Growth (APCG), Physiological Systems Experiment (PSE), Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG), Middeck Zero-Gravity Dynamics Experiment (MODE), Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS), Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA), Bioreactor Demonstration System (BDS), Limited Duration Space Candidate Materials Exposure (LDCE), Biospecimen Specimen Temperature Controller (BSTC) and Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet 300 km (temporarily lowered to 265-170 km later in the mission) 39 degrees
18 March 1994 at 1:09:41 pm GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 9,330,900 km 223
13 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes and 41 seconds Col John Howard Casper, 50, US Air Force, commander Lt-Col Andrew Michael Allen, 38, US Marine Corps, pilot Cdr Pierre Joseph Thuot, 38, US Navy, mission specialist 1 Lt-Col Charles Donald 'Sam' Gemar, 38, US Army, mission specialist 2
Marsha Sue Ivins, 42, mission specialist 3
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