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STS-28 Fact Sheet

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

STS-28 -- Columbia

 

30th Space Shuttle Mission

8th Flight of Columbia

 

Crew:

 

Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., Commander

Richard N. Richards, Pilot

David C. Leestma, Mission Specialist

James C. Adamson, Mission Specialist

Mark N. Brown, Mission Specialist

 

Orbiter Preparations:

 

Tow to Orbiter Processing Facility - January 23, 1989

Rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building - July 3, 1989

Rollout to Launch Pad 39B -- July 14, 1989

 

Launch:

 

August 8, 1989 - 8:37:00 a.m. EDT. Launch time was not made public until T-9 minutes and counting.

 

Landing:

 

August 13, 1989 - 6:37:08 a.m. PDT at Runway 17, Edwards Air Force Base, California. Rollout distance was 6,015 feet. Rollout time was 47 seconds. Mission duration was 5 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, 8 seconds. Landing occurred during the 81st orbit.

 

Mission Summary:

 

This was the fourth dedicated Department of Defense mission in the Space Shuttle program. Mission elements were kept secret.

 

 

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