KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-83 Pilot Susan L. Still greets KSC post-landing operations workers on Runway 33 at the space center's Shuttle Landing Facility after the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia landed at 2:33:11 p.m. EDT, April 8, to conclude the Microgravity Science Laboratory-1 (MSL-1) mission. At main gear touchdown, the STS-83 mission duration was 3 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes. The planned 16-day mission was cut short by a faulty fuel cell. This is only the third time in Shuttle program history that an orbiter was brought home early due to mechanical problems. This was also the 36th KSC landing since the program began in 1981. (Photo Release Date: 04/08/97 )
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