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During the 16-day flight, Columbia's international crew of six will
release a solar observatory and retrieve it two days later, conduct a
practice spacewalk that was canceled last year because of a stuck
hatch, and grow plants and crystals.
NASA aims for on-time launch of space shuttle Columbia - November 19, 1997
After aborting a planned 16-day mission in April due to a mechanical problem, Columbia's crew of seven spends 16 problem- free days in space conducting science experiments.
NASA hails 'outstanding' Columbia mission - July 17, 1997
Shuttle crew delighted with mission results - July 15, 1997
Shuttle crew thrilled as mission winds down - July 14, 1997
Columbia embarks on science mission - July 1, 1997
A planned 16-day Spacelab microgravity research mission was cut short by a malfunction in the shuttle's number two fuel cell.
NASA eager to finish research aborted on Columbia - April 8, 1997
Columbia blasts off on science mission - April 4, 1997
STS-83 Columbia mission page at NASA
November - December 1996
Mission objectives focused on astronomy, preparing for construction of the International Space Station, and investigating practical applications of microgravity research.
Columbia to spend extra day in space - December 2, 1996
NASA shelves Columbia space walks - November 30, 1996
Spacewalk canceled again due to jammed hatch door - November 29, 1996
Astronauts taking a walk before dinner - November 28, 1996
Astronauts set to nab Wake Shield space factory - November 25, 1996
Columbia deploys orbiting observatory - November 20, 1996
Columbia sets off on 16-day flight - November 19, 1996
STS-80 Columbia mission page at NASA
The mission utilized an orbiting research laboratory to conduct experiments on how human beings and other living organisms change in a weightless environment.
Columbia landing image gallery - July 7, 1996
Columbia completes record-breaking mission - July 7, 1996
NASA probe of shuttle gas leak focuses on adhesive - July 4, 1996
Columbia roars into space - June 20, 1996
NASA clears Columbia for launch - June 19, 1996
STS-78 Columbia mission page at NASA
February - March 1996
This mission studied the upper atmosphere and spacecraft powers systems with the Italian-built Tethered Satellite System (TSS-R1).
NASA eyes next mission, after successful shuttle landing - March 10, 1996
Shuttle lands safely after 16-day mission - March 9, 1996
Shuttle computer problem not considered serious - March 7, 1996
Weather may leave shuttle crew hanging - March 6, 1996
Columbia's astronauts assisted by 'telescience' - March 5, 1996
Astronauts continue fire experiments - March 3, 1996
Astronauts play with fire, mourn loss of satellite - March 2, 1996
Shuttle Columbia catches up with lost satellite - March 1, 1996
Wayward satellite can be seen from Earth - February 27, 1996
Shuttle photo gallery - February 26, 1996
Shuttle astronauts lament loss of satellite - February 26, 1996
Failed satellite experiment a devastating blow - February 26, 1996
Tethered satellite hurls into space, ruining experiment - February 25, 1996
Shuttle tether test begins without a hitch - February 25, 1996
Delayed shuttle tether test a go - February 25, 1996
NASA postpones shuttle satellite deployment - February 24, 1996
Preparing for a tricky tether test - February 23, 1996
Shuttle lifts off for tricky mission - February 22, 1996
STS-75 Columbia mission page at NASA
October - November 1995
Astronauts used the U.S. Microgravity Laboratory to study the effects of weightlessness on fluids and chemical processes.
Shuttle Columbia ends long mission - November 5, 1995
Columbia may break shuttle endurance record - November 4, 1995
Columbia runs smoothly as experiments continue - October 31, 1995
Shuttle astronauts conduct more experiments - October 30, 1995
Potato plants aboard space shuttle doing well - October 29, 1995
Space shuttle loses steering power for a while - October 27, 1995
Playing ball in space - October 26, 1995
Shuttle plugs in new TV gear - October 25, 1995
Cyber-space meets outer space - October 23, 1995
Columbia crew warms to task - October 22, 1995
Scientific shuttle mission well under way - October 21, 1995
Shuttle's seventh launch attempt successful - October 20, 1995
Columbia's mission sets sights on 'interesting science' - October 7, 1995
STS-73 Columbia mission page at NASA
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