LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Oct 29 1998
Lockheed Space Operations Company

STS-95

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 29, 1998 at 2:19 PM EST

(October 29, 1998 at 7:19 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 29, 1998 at 2:19 PM EST

(October 29, 1998 at 7:19 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 29, 1998 at 2:19 PM EST

(October 29, 1998 at 7:19 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type:
    • STS-95 was a Space Shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 29 October 1998, using the orbiter Discovery. It was the 25th flight of Discovery and the 92nd mission flown since the start of the Space Shuttle program in April 1981. It was a highly publicized mission due to former Project Mercury astronaut and United States Senator John H. Glenn, Jr.'s return to space for his second space flight. At age 77, Glenn became the oldest person, to date, to go into space. This mission is also noted for inaugurating ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the U.S., with live coast-to-coast coverage of the launch. In another first, Pedro Duque became the first Spaniard in space.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39B