75th Shuttle flight and 19th flight of Columbia 1st mission of Columbia to carry astronauts of three nationalities, 1st Italian to fly on board Columbia and 1st Swiss to fly on board Columbia

22 February 1996 at 8:18:00 pm GMT from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Tethered Satellite System (TSS)-1 Reflight, United States Microgravity Payload (USMP)-3, Orbital Acceleration Research Experiment (OARE), Commercial Protein Crystal Growth (CPCG), Middeck Glovebox (MGBX) and Extended Duration Orbiter (EDO) pallet 300 km 28.5 degrees

9 March 1996 at 1:58:21 pm GMT on Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 10,460,740 km 251

15 days, 17 hours, 40 minutes and 21 seconds Lt-Col Andrew Michael Allen, 40, US Marine Corps, commander (White/Blue Team)

Maj Dr Scott Jay 'Doc' Horowitz, 38, US Air Force, pilot (Red Team)

Dr Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, 51, mission specialist 1 (White/Red Team)

Lt-Col Maurizio Cheli, 36, Italian Air Force, mission specialist 2 (Red Team)

Claude Nicollier, 51, mission specialist 3 (Blue Team)

Dr Franklin Ramon Chang-Diaz, 45, mission specialist 4 (Blue


Umberto Guidoni, 41, payload specialist 1 (Red Team)

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