STS-9

Design № 50812

Mission Specialist: Owen K. Garriott, Dr. Robert A. Parker

Payload Specialists: Dr. Byron Lichtenberg, Dr. Ulf Merbold

First space flight of non-astronaut scientists and first foreigner (Merbold) representing the European Space Agency (ESA) to fly on the Shuttle.

First Spacelab mission.

The ESA and NASA jointly sponsored the Spacelab 1 flight and contributed investigations which demonstrated the capability for advanced research in space.

Landed December 8, at 3:47 PM PST at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

Mission duration 10 days, seven hours and 47 minutes.

Traveled 4.3 million miles in 167 orbits. 

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