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35mm camera captured this low-angle
view of the Space Shuttle Columbia as it
lifted off from Launch Pad 39B, at the
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), to begin a
scheduled 16-day mission in Earth-orbit
in support of the United States
Microgravity Laboratory (USML-2).
NASA astronauts and two scientists from
the private sector were onboard. Liftoff
occurred at 9:53:00 a.m. (EDT) on
October 20, 1995. The mission represents
the 72nd Space Shuttle flight for NASA.
The crew will be working around the
clock on a diverse assortment of USML-2
experiments located in a science module
in Columbia's cargo bay.
Fields of study
include fluid physics, materials science,
biotechnology, combustion science and
commercial space processing
The crew is made up of
astronauts Kenneth D. Bowersox,
commander; Kent V. Rominger, pilot;
Kathryn C. Thornton, payload
commander; Michael E. Lopez-Alegria
and Catherine G. Coleman, mission
specialists; along with Fred W. Leslie and
Albert Sacco Jr., payload specialists.
Date: October 20, 1995
Photo Credit: NASA