STS-8   Challenger  (3)             MANNED FLIGHT                              USA

LAUNCH :

06.32 GMT

Cape Canaveral

Florida / USA

Launch pad 39-A

Aug.30 / 1983

4.2.06

17:59:46

SPACECRAFT :


Space Shuttle Challenger

LAUNCH VEHICLE :

Space Shuttle Transport System

LANDING :

07.40 GMT


California / USA

Edwards Air Force Base

Runway 22

Sep.05 / 1983

designed by :     Michael May         copyright  2006

MANNEDSPACEFLIGHT    CHRONOLOGY

Flight no.  090

FLIGHT DATA :

Inclination

28.50°

Altitude

353 km

Duration

6d01h08m

Orbits

98

First night launch and night landing of a Space Shuttle. Deployment of Insat-1B (India). Guion Bluford was the first afro-american crewmember to fly into space.

Insat deployment from Challenger cargo bay

credit: NASA



MANNED SPACE FLIGHT    1970īs   1980īs   

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Richard H.

Truly

CDR

USA

Daniel C.

Brandenstein

Pilot

USA

Dale A.

Gardner

MSP

USA

Guion S.

Bluford

MSP

USA

William E.

Thornton MSP

USA