STS-8 – Space Patches

STS-8

Design № 50800

First night launch and landing of a space shuttle.

Successful deployment of India's National Satellite.

 

Launch Date: August 30, 1983 at 2:30 AM EDT

Landed September 5 at 12:40 AM PDT at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

Mission duration was six days, one hour, eight minutes, 40 seconds.

Traveled 2.2 million miles in 97 orbits.

 

Launch Vehicle: Challenger

Crew: Commander: Richard H. Truly

Pilot: Daniel C. Brandenstein

Mission Specialists: Dale A. Gardner, Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Dr. William Thornton

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