This was the first time that a manned spaceship was reflown with a second crew.
The flight was cut from its planned duration of five days because of the failure of one of the three fuel cells that produced electricity and drinking water.
The Remote Manipulator System was tested for the first time.
Mission scientists were satisfied with the data from "earth-looking" experiments in the payload bay.
Space Shuttle Columbia landed November 14, at 1:23 PM EST, at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
Mission duration was two days, six hours, 13 minutes and 12 seconds.