85th Shuttle flight and 23rd flight of Columbia 1st astronaut crew launched into orbit on a second occasion to complete the same mission, post-Challenger record turnaround time for Columbia and shortest interval between two flights for an astronaut crew

1 July 1997 at 6:02:00 pm GMT from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

MSL-1 Reflight, Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) and Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet 300 km 28.5 degrees

17 July 1997 at 10:46:36 am GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 9,977,930 km 250

15 days, 16 hours, 44 minutes and 36 seconds

Lt-Col James Donald Halsell Jr, 40, US Air Force, commander

(Red Team)

Lt-Cdr Susan Leigh Still, 35, US Navy, pilot (Red Team) Dr Janice Elaine Voss, 40, mission specialist 1 (Blue Team) Dr Michael Landon Gernhardt, 41, mission specialist 2 (Blue Team)

Dr Donald Alan Thomas, 42, mission specialist 3 (Red Team) Dr Roger Keith Crouch, 56, payload specialist 1 (Blue Team) Dr Gregory Thomas Linteris, 39, payload specialist 2 (Red Team)


Sequence Milestones

Launch Payload

Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

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