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On STS-51F/Spacelab-2, the crew aboard Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida,
on July 29, 1985, and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on August 6, 1985. This
flight was the first pallet-only Spacelab mission, and the first mission to operate the Spacelab
Instrument Pointing System (IPS). It carried 13 major experiments in astronomy, astrophysics,
and life sciences. During this mission, Dr. Musgrave served as the systems engineer during launch
and entry, and as a pilot during the orbital operations. Mission duration was 7 days, 22 hours,
45 minutes, 26 seconds.
On STS-33, he served aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, which launched at night from the
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on November 22, 1989. This classified mission operated payloads
for the Department of Defense. Following 79 orbits, the mission concluded on November 27, 1989,
with a landing at sunset on Runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Mission duration
was 5 days, 7 minutes, 32 seconds.
STS-44 also launched at night on November 24, 1991. The primary mission objective was accomplished
with the successful deployment of a Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite with an Inertial
Upper Stage (IUS) rocket booster. In addition the crew also conducted two Military Man in Space
Experiments, three radiation monitoring experiments, and numerous medical tests to support longer
duration Shuttle flights. The mission was concluded in 110 orbits of the Earth with Atlantis
returning to a landing on the lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on December 1,
1991. Mission duration was 6 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes, 42 seconds.
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