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Mission Insignia

Mission Statistics
Launch Pad: 39A
Launch:November 28, 1983
16:00:00 UTC
Landing:December 12, 1983
23:47:23 UTC
Edwards AFB, California, Runway 17
Duration: 10 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes, 24 seconds
Orbit Altitude: 155 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 57.0 degrees
Miles Traveled:4,295,853 miles

STS-9 (Spacelab 1) was a United States Space Shuttle mission, the 6th mission of the Columbia orbiter.

Table of contents
1 Crew
2 Mission objective
3 Mission insignia
4 External links


Mission objective

The payload for this mission was the first flight of the
Spacelab module. It contained 73 separate investigations carried out in astronomy and physics, atmospheric physics, Earth observations, life sciences, materials sciences, space plasma physics and technology.

It was the first space shuttle flight with 6 astronauts, and it also was the first flight of an international astronaut on an American spaceflight. Ulf Merbold was the first West German astronaut.

Mission insignia

The major Spacelab 1 is depicted in the cargo bay of the Columbia. The nine stars and the path of the orbiter tell the flight's numerical designation in the Space Transportation System's mission sequence.

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