DesignationSTS

Sequence 41st Shuttle flight and 11th flight of Columbia

Milestones

Launch

Payload

Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

Designation

Sequence Milestones

Launch Payload

Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

1st Shuttle mission totally dedicated to life sciences research and 1st time three women had flown into orbit in the same spacecraft 5 June 1991 at 1:24:51 pm GMT from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS)-1, Getaway Special (GAS) bridge with 12 canisters, Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE) and Middeck Zero-Gravity Dynamics Experiment

260 km 39 degrees

14 June 1991 at 3:39:11 pm GMT on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 6,083,000 km 145

9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes and 20 seconds

Col Bryan Daniel O'Connor, 44, US Marine Corps, commander

Lt-Col Sidney Michael Gutierrez, 39, US Air Force, pilot

Dr James Philip Bagian, 39, mission specialist 1

Dr Tamara Elizabeth Jernigan, 32, mission specialist 2

Dr Margaret Rhea Seddon, 43, mission specialist 3

Dr Francis Andrew Gaffney, 44, payload specialist 1

Dr Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford, 45, payload specialist 2

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