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Mission Objectives:

Space Shuttle Mission STS-2 mission objects were to demonstrate safe re-launch and safe return of the orbiter and crew. Verify the combined performance of the entire shuttle vehicle - orbiter, solid rocket boosters and external tank.

Payloads included the Orbital Flight Test Pallet consisting of the Measurement of Air Pollution from Satellite (MAPS) experiment, the Shuttle Multispectral Infrared Radiometer (SMIRR) experiment, the Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-A) experiment, the Features Identification and Location Experiment (FILE) and the Ocean Color Experiment (OCE).

  • STS-2 Mission: Second Shuttle Mission/Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications-1 (OSTA-1)
  • Space Shuttle: Columbia Launch Pad: 39A Launched: Nov. 12, 1981 at 10:09:59 a.m. EST Launch Weight: 320,708 pounds Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Landing: Nov. 14, 1981 at 1:23:11 p.m. PST

    Crew Members:

  • Commander Joe H. Engle
  • Pilot Richard H. Truly

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