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STS 27



STS-27 (Space Transportation System-27) was launched from the Kennedy Space Center utilizing the Shuttle vehicle Atlantis. It carried a five-member All were military personnel, and three were veterans of previous Shuttle flights. STS-27 Mission Commander Robert L. Gibson (Cdr., USN) was pilot on STS 41-B in February 1984 and commander on 61-C in January 1986. Mission Specialists Richard M. Mullane (Col., USAF) and Jerry L. Ross (Lt. Col., USAF) flew on 41-D in August 1984 and 61-B in November 1985, respectively. STS-27 will be the first space flight for Pilot Guy S. Gardner (Lt. Col., USAF) and Mission Specialist William M. Shepherd (Cdr., USN).

Alternate Names

  • 19670
  • STS27

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1988-12-02
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agencies

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


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



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