First STS operational mission; first deployment of two commercial communication satellites, the Anik C-3 for Telesat Canada and SBS-C for Satellite Business Systems.
First crew of four on an American spacecraft and first use of mission specialists.
Space Shuttle Columbia landed at Edwards Air Force Base, CA on November 16 at 6:33 AM PST.
Mission duration was five days, two hours, 14 minutes, 25 seconds.
Traveled 2 million miles in 81 orbits.