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The Space Shuttle Columbia Heads Toward Earth Orbit From Launch Pad 39A At 2 : 2 ...

The Space Shuttle Columbia Heads Toward Earth Orbit From Launch Pad 39A At 2 : 2 ...

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Description: The Space Shuttle Columbia heads toward Earth orbit from Launch Pad 39A at 2 : 20 : 32 p m ( EST ) , April 4 , 1997 , at the Kennedy Space Center ( KSC ) Onboard the spacecraft to support the Microgravity Science Laboratory 1 ( MSL 1 ) mission were astronauts James D Halsell , commander Susan L Still , pilot Janice E Voss , payload commander Michael L Gernhardt and Donald A Thomas , both mission specialists along with payload specialists Roger K Crouch and Gregory T Linteris A problem with a fuel cell caused the crew to cut the mission short and return to Earth on April 8 , 1997 ( 4 April 1997 )

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