The drag chute pops open as the orbiter Columbia glides down Runway 33 of KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred at 8:36 a.m. EDT, July 7. A mission duration of 16 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes made STS-78 the longest Shuttle flight to date. The STS-78 crew numbered seven: Mission Commander Terence "Tom" Henricks; Pilot Kevin R. Kregel; Payload Commander Susan J. Helms; Mission Specialists Richard M. Linnehan and Charles E. Brady Jr.; and Payload Specialists Jean-Jacques Favier, representing the French Space Agency (CNES) and Robert Brent Thirsk, of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The primary payload of the 78th Shuttle flight was the Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS). (Photo Release Date: 07/07/96 )
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