STS-28 Fact Sheet
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
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.
This was the fourth dedicated Department of Defense mission in the Space Shuttle program. Mission elements were kept secret.
SELECTED NASA PHOTOS FROM STS-28