- Atlantis (6)
- Pad 39-A (38)
- 34th Shuttle mission
- 6th Flight OV-104
- 4th Night launch
- John O. Creighton (2), Commander
- John H. Casper (1), Pilot
- Richard M. Mullane (3), Mission Specialist 1
- David C. Hilmers (3), Mission Specialist 2
- Pierre J. Thuot (1), Mission Specialist 3
- OPF - Oct. 30, 1989
- VAB - Jan. 19, 1990
- PAD - Jan. 25, 1990
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- February 28, 1990, 2:50:22 a.m. EST. Launch set for Feb. 22
postponed to Feb 23, Feb. 24, and Feb. 25 due to illness of the
crew commander and weather conditions. First time since Apollo 13 in
1970 that manned space mission was affected by illness of crew
member. Launch set for Feb. 25 scrubbed due to malfunction of
range safety computer. Launch set for Feb. 26 scrubbed due to
weather conditions. (Note: external tank loaded only for launch
attempts on Feb. 25 and 26, and launch on Feb. 28.) Launch Feb.
28 set for classified window lying within launch period extending
from 12 midnight to 4 a.m. EST. Launch Weight: Classified.
- Altitude: 132
- Inclination: 62.0 degrees
- Orbits: 72
- Duration: 4 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes, 22 seconds.
- Distance: 1,920,000 miles (approx)
- SRB: BI-036
- SRM: 360L009
- ET : 33/LWT-26
- MLP : 1
- SSME-1: SN-2019
- SSME-2: SN-2030
- SSME-3: SN-2027
- March 4, 1990, 10:08:44 a.m. PST, Runway 23, Edwards Air
Force Base, Calif. Rollout distance: 7,900 feet. Rollout time: 53 sec.
Orbiter returned to KSC on March 13,1990. Landing Weight: 187,200 lbs.
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