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STS-1: Columbia
April 12-14, 1981
First shuttle flight.
Crew: Young, Crippen.
STS-2: Columbia
Nov. 12-14, 1981
First tests of robot arm.
Crew: Engle, Truly.
STS-3: Columbia
March 22-30, 1982.
Crew: Lousma, Fullerton.
STS-4: Columbia
June 27-July 4, 1982.
First classified payload.
Crew: Mattingly, Hartsfield.
STS-5: Columbia
Nov. 11-16, 1982.
First commercial satellite deployment.
Crew: Brand, Overmyer, Allen, Lenoir.
STS-6: Challenger
April 4-9, 1983.
First shuttle spacewalk.
Crew: Weitz, Bobko, Peterson, Musgrave.
STS-7: Challenger
June 18-24, 1983.
First U.S. woman astronaut (Ride).
Crew: Crippen, Hauck, Ride, Fabian, Thagard.
STS-8: Challenger
Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 1983.
First night launch and landing, first black astronaut (Bluford).
Crew: Truly, Brandenstein, Bluford, Gardner, Thornton.
STS-9: Columbia
Nov. 28-Dec. 8, 1983.
First Spacelab research mission, first European Space Agency astronaut (Merbold).
Crew: Young, Shaw, Parker, Garriott, Lichtenberg, Merbold.
41-B: Challenger
Feb. 3-11, 1984.
First untethered spacewalk, first Florida landing.
Crew: Brand, Gibson, McCandless, Steward, McNair.
41-C (STS-13): Challenger
April 6-13, 1984.
First in-orbit satellite repair.
Crew: Crippen, Scobee, Hart, van Hoften, Nelson.
41-D (STS-14): Discovery
Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 1984.
Three satellites deployed.
Crew: Hartsfield, Coats, Mullane, Hawley, Resnik, Walker.
41-G (STS-17): Challenger
Oct. 5-13, 1984.
First U.S. woman to walk in space (Sullivan).
Crew: Crippen, McBride, Leestma, Ride, Sullivan, Scully-Power, Garneau.
51-A: Discovery
Nov. 8-16, 1984.
First retrieval of two satellites for return to Earth.
Crew: Hauck, Walker, Allen, Fisher, Gardner.
51-C: Discovery
Jan. 24-27, 1985
First classified Pentagon mission.
Crew: Mattingly, Shriver, Onizuka, Buchli, Payton.
51-D: Discovery
April 12-19, 1985.
First sitting senator to fly in space (Garn).
Crew: Bobko, Williams, Hoffman, Griggs, Seddon, Walker, Garn.
51-B: Challenger
April 29-May 6, 1985
Spacelab research mission.
Crew: Overmyer, Gregory, Lind, Thagard, Thornton, Wang, van den Berg.
51-G: Discovery
June 17-24, 1985.
Three communications satellites deployed.
Crew: Brandenstein, Creighton, Fabian, Nagel, Lucid, Baudry, Al-Sa’ud.
51-F: Challenger
July 29-Aug. 6, 1985.
Premature shutdown of one engine required change in orbit.
Crew: Fullerton, Bridges, Musgrave, England, Henize, Acton, Bartoe.
51-I: Discovery
Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 1985
Satellite retrieved, repaired and redeployed in orbit.
Crew: Engle, Covey, van Hoften, Fisher, Lounge.
51-J: Atlantis
Oct. 3-7, 1985.
Classified Pentagon mission.
Crew: Bobko, Grabe, Hilmers, Stewart, Pailes.
61-A: Challenger
Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 1985.
Spacelab research mission.
Crew: Hartsfield, Nagel, Buchli, Bluford, Dunbar, Furrer, Ockels, Messerschmid.
61-B: Atlantis
Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 1985.
Three satellites deployed, space construction techniques tested.
Crew: Shaw, O’Conner, Spring, Cleave, Ross, Walker, Neri Vela.
61-C: Columbia
Jan. 12-18, 1986.
First U.S. House member in space (Nelson).
Crew: Gibson, Bolden, Nelson, Hawley, Chang-Diaz, Cenker, Nelson.
51-L: Challenger
Jan. 28, 1986.
Shuttle explodes during ascent, killing all aboard, including school teacher McAuliffe.
Crew: Scobee, Smith, Onizuka, Resnik, McNair, Jarvis, McAuliffe.
STS-26: Discovery
Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 1988.
Tracking satellite deployed.
Crew: Hauck, Covey, Lounge, Nelson, Hilmers.
STS-27: Atlantis
Dec. 2-6, 1988.
Classified Pentagon mission.
Crew: Gibson, Gardner, Mullane, Ross, Shepherd.
STS-29: Discovery
March 13-18, 1989.
Tracking satellite deployed.
Crew: Coats, Blaha, Buchli, Springer, Bagian.
STS-30: Atlantis
May 4-8, 1989.
Magellan probe to Venus.
Crew: Walker, Grabe, Thagard, Cleave, Lee.
STS-28: Columbia
Aug. 8-13, 1989.
Classified Pentagon mission.
Crew: Shaw, Richards, Leestma, Adamson, Brown.
STS-34: Atlantis
Oct. 18-23, 1989.
Galileo probe to Jupiter.
Crew: Williams, McCulley, Lucid, Baker, Chang-Diaz.
STS-33: Discovery
Nov. 22-27, 1989.
Classified Pentagon mission.
Crew: Gregory, Blaha, Musgrave, Thornton, Carter.
STS-32: Columbia
Jan. 9-20, 1990.
One satellite deployed, another retrieved.
Crew: Brandenstein, Wetherbee, Dunbar, Low, Ivins
STS-36: Atlantis
Feb. 28-March 4, 1990.
Classifed Pentagon mission.
Crew: Creighton, Casper, Hilmers, Mullane, Thuot.
STS-31: Discovery
April 24-29, 1990.
Hubble Space Telescope deployed.
Crew: Shriver, Bolden, Hawley, McCandless, Sullivan.
STS-41: Discovery
Oct. 6-10, 1990.
Ulysses probe to study sun.
Crew: Richards, Cabana, Melnick, Shepherd, Akers.
STS-38: Atlantis
Nov. 15-20, 1990
Classified Pentagon mission.
Crew: Covey, Culbertson, Springer, Meade, Gemar.
STS-35: Columbia
Dec. 2-10, 1990.
Ultraviolet and X-ray observations from cargo bay.
Crew: Brand, Gardner, Hoffman, Lounge, Parker, Durrance, Parise.
STS-37: Atlantis
April 5-11, 1991.
Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory deployed.
Crew: Nagel, Cameron, Ross, Apt, Godwin.
STS-39: Discovery
April 28-May 6, 1991.
Pentagon experiments conducted.
Crew: Coats, Hammond, Harbaugh, McMonagle, Bluford, Veach, Hieb.
STS-40: Columbia
June 5-14, 1991
Spacelab life sciences research.
Crew: O’Conner, Gutierrez, Seddon, Bagian, Jernigan, Gaffney, Hughes-Fulford.
STS-43: Atlantis
Aug. 2-11, 1991.
Tracking satellite deployed.
Crew: Blaha, Baker, Lucid, Low, Adamson.
STS-48: Discovery
Sept. 12-18, 1991.
Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite deployed.
Crew: Creighton, Reightler, Buchli, Brown, Gemar.
STS-44: Atlantis
Nov. 24-Dec. 1, 1991.
Pentagon experiments conducted.
Crew: Gregory, Henricks, Musgrave, Runco, Voss, Hennen.
STS-42: Discovery
Jan. 22-30, 1992.
Microgravity research.
Crew: Grabe, Oswald, Hilmers, Thagard, Readdy, Merbold, Bondar.
STS-45: Atlantis
March 24-April 2, 1992.
Atmospheric research.
Crew: Bolden, Duffy, Sullivan, Leestma, Foale, Frimout, Lichtenberg.
STS-49: Endeavour
May 7-16, 1992
First three-person spacewalk to capture stranded satellite.
Crew: Brandenstein, Chilton, Thuot, Thornton, Hieb, Akers, Melnick.
STS-50: Columbia
June 25-July 9, 1992.
First extended-duration mission.
Crew: Richards, Bowersox, Dunbar, Baker, Meade, DeLucas, Trinh.
STS-46: Atlantis
July 31-Aug. 8, 1992.
Tethered satellite deployed.
Crew: Shriver, Allen, Hoffman, Chang-Diaz, Nicollier, Ivins, Malerbo.
STS-47: Endeavour
Sept. 12-20, 1992.
First black woman astronaut (Jemison), first married couple in space (Lee and Davis).
Crew: Gibson, Brown, Lee, Apt, Davis, Jemison, Mohri.
STS-52: Columbia
Oct. 22-Nov. 1, 1992
Research flight, including deployment of Laser Geodynamic Satellite 2.
Crew: Wetherbee, Baker, Shepherd, Jernigan, Veach, MacLean.
STS-53: Discovery
Dec. 2-9, 1992.
Pentagon experiments conducted.
Crew: Walker, Cabana, Bluford, Voss, Clifford.
STS-54: Endeavour
Jan. 13-19, 1993.
Tracking satellite deployed.
Crew: Casper, McMonagle, Runco, Harbaugh, Helms.
STS-56: Discovery
April 8-17, 1993
Atmospheric research.
Crew: Cameron, Oswald, Foale, Cockrell, Ochoa.
STS-55: Columbia
April 26-May 6, 1993.
Spacelab research.
Crew: Nagel, Henricks, Ross, Precourt, Harris, Walter, Schlegel.
STS-57: Endeavour
June 21-July 1, 1993.
irst Spacehab research mission.
Crew: Grabe, Duffy, Low, Sherlock, Wisoff, Voss.