Manned Flight n°: 213

Earth orbit Flight n°: 210

USA manned Flight n°: 126

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 25866 / 99040A
Launch date - time 23 Jul 1999 - 04:31:00 UT
Launch site KSC, LC39B
Launch vehicle  Space Shuttle
Orbiter Columbia #26 (OV-102)
Primary payload Chandra X-ray
Mass (kg) 
Flight Crew Collins, Ashby, Coleman
Hawley, Tognini
Earth orbit on :
   - Perigee / Apogee 283 km
   - Inclination 28.4°
   - Period  min
Landing date - time 28 Jul 1999 - 03:20:35 UT (04:21? ref:#16)
Landing location KSC, Runway 33
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 4d 22h 50m
Nbr orbits 80


Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Collins  Eileen Marie  CDR 4d 22h 50m 
2  Ashby  Jeffrey Shears  PLT 4d 22h 50m 
3  Hawley  Steven Alan  MSP 4d 22h 50m 
4  Coleman  Catherine Grace "Cady"  MSP 4d 22h 50m 
5  Tognini  Michel Ange-Charles  MSP 4d 22h 50m 


Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC) after two delayed launches due of technical problems and bad weather; landing on Cape Canaveral (KSC); Columbia did not reach the planned orbit; deploying of X-Ray-telescope CHANDRA; scientific work with the Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System (SWUIS); Collins became first female Shuttle-commander; several secondary payloads.

Mission details:

Ref.: #7(JSR400,404,405), #8, #16 - update: 25.03.06 Home