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Launch Pad: 39-A
Launch:June 27, 1982
11:00:00 a.m. EDT
Landing:July 4, 1982
9:09:31 a.m. PDT
Duration:7 days, 1 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds.
Orbit Altitude: 197 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 28.5 degrees
Miles Traveled: 2,900,000 miles
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STS-4 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Columbia, launched June 27, 1982. This was the fourth space shuttle mission, and was also the fourth mission for the Space Shuttle Columbia.

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The mission of the STS-4

This mission marked the first time the space shuttle was launched on time, and was the last research and development flight in the program. Its cargo included nine experiments from students at Utah State University[?] and one classified United States Air Force experiment.

The crew members conducted medical experiments on themselves for two student projects, and also conducted a lightning survey with handheld cameras.

The Remote Manipulator System[?] was used with an instrument called the Induced Environment Contamination Monitor mounted on its end designed to obtain information on gases or particles being released by the shuttle in flight.


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