STS-9 - Space launch mission detailed information
28 NOV 1983
Launch Complex 39A
STS-9 was the sixth mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It launched on a 10 day mission to perform science in space using the Spacelab module.
Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102
Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.