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STS-28 Fact Sheet

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge


STS-28 -- Columbia


30th Space Shuttle Mission

8th Flight of Columbia




Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., Commander

Richard N. Richards, Pilot

David C. Leestma, Mission Specialist

James C. Adamson, Mission Specialist

Mark N. Brown, Mission Specialist


Orbiter Preparations:


Tow to Orbiter Processing Facility - January 23, 1989

Rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building - July 3, 1989

Rollout to Launch Pad 39B -- July 14, 1989




August 8, 1989 - 8:37:00 a.m. EDT. Launch time was not made public until T-9 minutes and counting.




August 13, 1989 - 6:37:08 a.m. PDT at Runway 17, Edwards Air Force Base, California. Rollout distance was 6,015 feet. Rollout time was 47 seconds. Mission duration was 5 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, 8 seconds. Landing occurred during the 81st orbit.


Mission Summary:


This was the fourth dedicated Department of Defense mission in the Space Shuttle program. Mission elements were kept secret.



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