DesignationSTS

Sequence 2nd Shuttle flight and 2nd flight of Columbia

Milestones 1st reuse of a winged orbital spacecraft with a crew on board, 1st in-space testing of Canadian-built robot arm, 1st scientific payload to fly on board the Shuttle, 1st flight of European-built Spacelab pallet and 1st Shuttle mission to return home early due to mechanical problems Launch 12 November 1981 at 3:09:59 pm GMT from Pad 39A at

Kennedy Space Center in Florida Payload Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI), Aerodynamic

Coefficient Identification Package (ACIP), Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications (OSTA)-1 and Interim Environmental Contamination Monitor (IECM) Max. altitude 250 km

Max. inclination Landing

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Sequence Milestones

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38 degrees

14 November 1981 at 9:23:12 pm GMT on Runway 23 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 1,730,000 km 36

2 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes and 13 seconds

Col Joseph Henry Engle, 49, US Air Force, commander

Capt Richard Harrison Truly, 44, US Navy, pilot

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