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STS 4 was the fourth and last manned orbital test flight of the Space Transportation System. Astronauts Thomas Mattingly II and Henry Hartsfield verified the combined performance of the Space Shuttle vehicle. STS 4 carried the first operational Getaway Special (GAS) canister for Utah State University along with payload DOD 82-1. The mission duration was 169 hours 9 minutes 31 seconds.

Alternate Names

  • 13300
  • DOD 82-1
  • Shuttle OFT 4
  • Space Transport Sys 4
  • STS4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1982-06-27
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 11107 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Department of Defense (United States)
  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)


  • Surveillance and Other Military
  • Human Crew
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mgen J. A. AbrahamsonProgram ManagerNASA Headquarters
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