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Mission Insignia

Mission Statistics
Mission:STS 41-G
Shuttle: Challenger
Launch Pad: 39-A
Launch:October 5, 1984, 7:03:00 a.m. EDT
Landing:October 13, 1984, 12:26:33 p.m. EDT, Kennedy Space Center
Duration:8 days, five hours, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
Orbit Altitude:218 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination:57.0 degrees
Total Orbits:133
Miles Traveled:3,289,444 miles
Crew Photo

(front, l to r) Astronauts Jon A. McBride, pilot; and Sally K. Ride, Kathryn D. Sullivan and David C. Leestma, all mission specialists. Top row from left to right are Paul D. Scully-Power, payload specialist; Robert L. Crippen, crew commander; and Marc Garneau, Canadian payload specialist. The replica of a gold astronaut pin near McBride signifies unity.
STS 41-G marked the thirteenth flight of a Space Shuttle and the sixth flight of the Challenger. It conducted the second landing at Kennedy Space Center.

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1 Crew
2 Mission Highlights
3 External links


Mission Highlights

STS 41-G was the first flight to include two women, Ride and Sullivan. Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. The crew deployed the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) within nine hours of launch time. Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications-3 (OSTA-3) carried three experiments in the payload bay. The crew connected components of the Orbital Refueling System (ORS), demonstrating it is possible to refuel satellites in orbit. Other Payloads: Large Format Camera (LFC);
IMAX Camera, flying for the third time; package of Canadian Experiments (CANEX); Auroral Photography Experiment (APE); Radiation Monitoring Equipment (RME); Thermoluminiscent Dosimeter (TLD); and eight Get Away Specials.

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