STS-73 -- Columbia mission No. 18 (72nd shuttle program mission overall)

<li> STS-73 -- Columbia mission No. 18 (72nd shuttle program mission overall)
<li> Oct. 20-Nov. 5, 1995
<li> Landing site: Kennedy Space Center
<li> Crew:  Kenneth D. Bowersox (3), Commander; Kent V. Rominger (1), Pilot; Kathryn C. Thornton (4), Payload Commander; Catherine G. Coleman Ph.D (1), Mission Specialist; Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (1), Mission Specialist; Fred W. Leslie Ph.D (1), Payload Specialist; Albert Sacco Jr Ph.D (1), Payload Specialist; David H. Matthiesen (0) Ph.D, Alternate Payload Specialist; R. Glynn Holt (0) Ph.D, Alternate Payload Specialist 
<li> Of interest: Crew took time out from Spacelab work to tape ceremonial first pitch for Game Five of baseball World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, marking first time the thrower was not actually in the ballpark for the pitch. Nine-member crew largest ever for shuttle launch.
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( September 11, 2014 )

  • STS-73 -- Columbia mission No. 18 (72nd shuttle program mission overall)
  • Oct. 20-Nov. 5, 1995
  • Landing site: Kennedy Space Center
  • Crew: Kenneth D. Bowersox (3), Commander; Kent V. Rominger (1), Pilot; Kathryn C. Thornton (4), Payload Commander; Catherine G. Coleman Ph.D (1), Mission Specialist; Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (1), Mission Specialist; Fred W. Leslie Ph.D (1), Payload Specialist; Albert Sacco Jr Ph.D (1), Payload Specialist; David H. Matthiesen (0) Ph.D, Alternate Payload Specialist; R. Glynn Holt (0) Ph.D, Alternate Payload Specialist
  • Of interest: Crew took time out from Spacelab work to tape ceremonial first pitch for Game Five of baseball World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, marking first time the thrower was not actually in the ballpark for the pitch. Nine-member crew largest ever for shuttle launch.
  • More info from NASA

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