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The drag chute pops open as the orbiter Columbia glides down Runway 33 of the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

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The drag chute pops open as the orbiter Columbia glides down Runway 33 of the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. Main gear touchdown occurred at 8:36 a.m. EDT, July 7, 1996. A mission duration of 16 days, 21 hours, and 47 minutes made STS-78 the longest Shuttle flight to date. On board are a crew of seven: mission Commander Terence "Tom" Henricks; Pilot Kevin R. Kregel; Payload Commander Susan J. Helms; Mission Specialists Richard M. Linnehan and Charles E. Brady Jr.; and Payload Specialist Jean-Jacques Favier, representing the French Space Agency (CNES) and Robert Brent Thirsk, of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) . The primary payload of the 78th Shuttle flight was the Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS)

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  • Title: The drag chute pops open as the orbiter Columbia glides down Runway 33 of the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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