STS-50



DescriptionSTS-50 (U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 1) was a United States Space Shuttle mission, the 12th mission of the Columbia orbiter. Columbia landed at Kennedy Space Center for the first time ever due to bad weather at Edwards caused by the remnants of Hurricane Darby.
Year of flight1992
Distance travelled (km)9,200,000
Days of mission14
Launch Date25/06/1992
Landing Date9/07/1992
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing siteKennedy SLF Runway 33
Landing mass (kg)103814
OperatorNASA
Mission typeMicrogravity research
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)302.00
Apogee (km)309.00
Orbital period (minutes)90.60
Orbits completed221
Inclination (degreees)28.50
Crew size7
MembersRichard N. Richards Kenneth D. Bowersox Bonnie J. Dunbar Ellen S. Baker Carl J. Meade Lawrence J. DeLucas Eugene H. Trinh
Spacecraft typeSpace Shuttle Columbia
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-50