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Shuttle Columbia Launch Status

On Thursday, 1/16/03, the launch countdown proceeded as scheduled. At 9:18 a.m. EST, a go was given to close the hatch. At 10:10 a.m. EST, the countdown clock exited the planned hold at the T-minus 20 minute mark. At 10:31 a.m. EST, the countdown clock came out of the planned hold at the T-minus 9 minute mark. At 10:35 a.m. EST, a go was given for APU start. Launch occurred at the opening of the launch window.

On Friday, May 24, 2002, in the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF), workers installed the SPACEHAB/FREESTAR payload into Columbia's payload bay after managers determined the small scratch on a support attachment was not a concern. Installation of Space Shuttle Main Engines and servicing of Freon Loop No. 1 was also in work. (Reference KSC Shuttle Status 5/24/2002)
Previous launch dates were July 11, 2002, April 4, 2002 and January
11, 2001.

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