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STS 36



STS-36 was the sixth flight of the shuttle Atlantis. On board were John Creighton, John Casper, David Hilmers, Richard Mullane and Pierre Thout. The primary purpose for this mission was to launch a spacecraft for the US Department of Defense. Mission duration was 106 hours 18 minutes 22 seconds.

Alternate Names

  • 20512
  • STS36

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-02-28
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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

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