STS-51-F



DescriptionSTS-51-F (also known as Spacelab 2) was the nineteenth flight of NASAs Space Shuttle program, and the eighth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger. It launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on July 29, 1985, and landed just under eight days later on August 6.
Year of flight1985
Distance travelled (km)5,284,350
Days of mission8
Launch Date29/07/1985
Landing Date6/08/1985
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)Edwards Airforce Base
Landing siteEdwards Runway 23
Landing mass (kg)98309
Launch mass (kg)114693
OperatorNASA
Mission typeAstronomy
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)312.10
Apogee (km)321.10
Orbital period (minutes)90.90
Orbits completed127
Inclination (degreees)49.50
Crew size7
MembersC. Gordon Fullerton Roy D. Bridges Jr. Karl G. Henize F. Story Musgrave Anthony W. England Loren W. Acton John-David F. Bartoe
Spacecraft typeSpace Shuttle Challenger
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-51-F