DescriptionSTS-72 was a Space ShuttleEndeavour mission to capture and return to Earth a Japanese microgravity research spacecraft known as Space Flyer Unit (SFU). The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 11 January 1996.
Year of flight1996
Distance travelled (km)6,000,000
Days of mission9
Launch Date11/01/1996
Landing Date20/01/1996
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing siteKennedy SLF Runway 15
Landing mass (kg)98549
Launch mass (kg)112182
Mission typeSatellite retrieval
Mission typeResearch
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)185.00
Apogee (km)470.00
Orbital period (minutes)91.10
Orbits completed142
Inclination (degreees)28.45
Crew size6
MembersBrian Duffy Brent W. Jett Leroy Chiao Winston E. Scott Koichi Wakata Daniel T. Barry
Spacecraft typeSpace Shuttle Endeavour
Source (Wikipedia Page)