95th Shuttle flight and 26th flight of Columbia

1st space mission under the command of a woman

23 July 1999 at 4:31:00 am GMT from Pad 39B at Kennedy

Space Center in Florida

Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) with Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX), Shuttle Ionospheric Modification with Pulsed Local Exhaust (SIMPLEX), Gelation of Sols: Applied Materials Research (GOSAMR), Space Tissue Loss (STL), Cell Culture Module (CCM), Lightweight Flexible Solar Array Hinge (LFSAH), Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX), EarthKAM, Plant Growth Investigations in Microgravity (PGIM), Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA), Micro-Electrical Mechanical System (MEMS), Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) and Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System (SWUIS) 270 km 28.5 degrees

28 July 1999 at 3:20:36 am GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 2,900,000 km 79

4 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes and 36 seconds


Col Eileen Marie Collins, 42, US Air Force, commander Capt Jeffrey Shears Ashby, 45, US Navy, pilot Lt-Col Dr Catherine Grace Coleman, 38, US Air Force, mission specialist 1

Dr Steven Alan Hawley, 47, mission specialist 2

Col Michel Ange-Charles Tognini, 49, French Air Force, mission specialist 3





Payload Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

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