58th Shuttle flight and 15th flight of Columbia

1st dissection of rats in space, longest Shuttle mission to date and

1st professional veterinarian to fly into orbit

18 October 1993 at 2:53:10 pm GMT from Pad 39B at Kennedy

Space Center in Florida

Spacelab Life Sciences (SLS)-2, Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE), Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet, Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) and Pilot InFlight Landing Operations Trainer (PILOT) 286 km 39 degrees

1 November 1993 at 3:05:42 pm GMT on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 9,350,100 km 224

14 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds

John Elmer Blaha, 51, commander

Lt-Col Richard Alan Searfoss, 37, US Air Force, pilot

Dr Margaret Rhea Seddon, 45, mission specialist 1

Lt-Col William Surles McArthur Jr, 42, US Army, mission specialist 2






Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

Dr David Alan Wolf, 37, mission specialist 3 Dr Shannon Wells Lucid, 50, mission specialist 4 Dr Martin Joseph Fettman, 36, payload specialist 1

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