Static view of Discovery taken at 7/22/95 at 8:39am EDT (after landing)

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Space Shuttle mission STS-70 liftoff of orbiter Discovery occured at 9:41:55.078 am EDT on July 13, 1995.

The count was held for 55 seconds at T-31 sec by the Booster Range Safety Engineer (CBRS) on the Launch Control Complex (LCC) C-5 Console due to fluxuations seen on the external tank automatic gain control (AGC) ET range safety system receiver . Launch Commit Criteria contigency procedures were worked and the countdown proceeded on schedule.

Landing at KSC July 22,1995 at 8:02 a.m. EDT on Runway 33. Nose gear touchdown at 8:02:11am EDT (Mission Elapsed Time of 8 days 22hr 20min and 16sec) with wheels stop at 8:02:57am (MET of 8 days 22hr 21min and 2 sec). The KSC landing opportunity on 7/22/95 at 6:26 a.m. EDT was waived off due to marginable yet improving weather conditions at KSC. The KSC landing opportunities at 7:54am EDT and 9:31 a.m on 7/21/95 were waived off due to a buildup of ground fog over the Shuttle Landing Facility.

Two landing opportunities were available at the Kennedy Space Center Saturday. The first called for a deorbit burn at 4:26 a.m. CDT with a landing at 5:26 a.m. CDT. the second opportunity called for a deorbit burn at 7 a.m. EDT with a landing at 8:02 a.m. EDT

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