88th Shuttle flight and 24th flight of Columbia

1st flight of Columbia to carry representatives of four nations,

1st Ukrainian cosmonaut to fly on board the Shuttle, 1st spacewalk from Columbia and 1st Indian woman in space

19 November 1997 at 7:46:00 pm GMT from Pad 39B at

Kennedy Space Center in Florida

United States Microgravity Payload (USMP)-4, Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN)-201-4, Loop Heat Pipe/Sodium Sulphur Battery Experiment (LHP/ NaSBE), Turbulent Gas Jet Diffusion Flames (TGDF), Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment (SOLSE), Extravehicular Activity Development Flight Test (EDFT), Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE), one Getaway Special (GAS) canister, Collaborative Ukrainian Experiment (CUE), Middeck Glovebox (MGBX), Autonomous Extravehicular Activity Robotic Camera/Sprint (AERCam/Sprint), Shuttle Ionospheric Modification with Pulsed Local Exhaust (SIMPLEX) and Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet 280 km 28.5 degrees

5 December 1997 at 12:20:02 pm GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 10,460,730 km 251

15 days, 16 hours, 34 minutes and 2 seconds

Kevin Richard Kregel, 41, commander

Maj Steven Wayne Lindsey, 37, US Air Force, pilot

Dr Kalpana Chawla, 36, mission specialist 1

Capt Winston Elliott Scott, 47, US Navy, mission specialist 2

Dr Takao Doi, 43, mission specialist 3

Col Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, 46, Russian Air Force, payload specialist 1

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