72nd Shuttle flight and 18th flight of Columbia Youngest Shuttle Commander to date

20 October 1995 at 1:53:00 pm GMT from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML)-2, Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE), Three-Dimensional Microgravity Accelerometer (3DMA), Suppression of Transient Accelerations by Levitation Evaluation (STABLE) and Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet 277 km 39 degrees

5 November 1995 at 11:45:22 am GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 10,621,670 km 255

15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes and 22 seconds

Cdr Kenneth Duane Bowersox, 38, US Navy, commander (Red


Cdr Kent Vernon Rominger, 39, US Navy, pilot (Red Team) Capt Dr Catherine Grace Coleman, 34, US Air Force, mission specialist 1 (Blue Team)

Lt-Cdr Michael Eladio Lopez-Alegria, 37, US Navy, mission specialist 2 (Blue Team)

Dr Kathryn Cordell Thornton, 43, mission specialist 3 (Red Team)

Dr Fred Weldon Leslie, 43, payload specialist 1 (Blue Team) Dr Albert Sacco Jr, 46, payload specialist 2 (Red Team)


Sequence Milestones

Launch Payload

Max. altitude Max. inclination Landing

Distance Orbits Duration Crew

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