- Manned Spaceflights, 1996
▪ TableManned Spaceflights, 1996STS-72,Endeavour January 11–20 Brian Duffy, Brent W. Jett, Jr.,Winston E. Scott, Leroy Chiao,Daniel T. Barry, Koichi Wakata Deploy and retrieve OAST-Flyer; retrieveSpace Flyer Unit; practice space walks forInternational Space StationSoyuzTM-23 February 21 Yury Onufriyenko, Yury Usachev Deliver crew to Mir; return crew to Earth(September 2)STS-75,Columbia February 22–March 9 Andrew M. Allen, Scott J. Horowitz,Franklin R. Chang-Díaz, Umberto Guidoni,Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Maurizio Cheli,Claude Nicollier Refly Tethered Satellite System;conduct microgravity materialsexperimentsSoyuz TM-22(return) February 29 Yury Gidzenko, Sergey Avdeyev,Thomas Reiter Return Mir crew to EarthSTS-76,Atlantis March 22–31 Kevin Chilton, Richard Searfoss,Ronald M. Sega, Linda Godwin,M. Richard Clifford, Shannon W. Lucid Deliver Lucid and supplies to Mir; spacewalk for International Space StationSTS-77,Endeavour May 19–29 John H. Casper, Curtis L. Brown, Jr.,Andrew S.W. Thomas, Daniel W. Bursch,Mario Runco, Jr., Marc Garneau Launch PAMS/STU stabilization-technologysatellite; deploy and retrieve InflatableAntenna Experiment; conduct materialsexperiments in SpacelabSTS-78,Columbia June 20–July 7 Terence T. Henricks, Kevin R. Kregel,Susan J. Helms, Richard M. Linnehan,Charles E. Brady, Jr., Jean-Jacques Favier,Robert Brent Thirsk Conduct Life and Microgravity Spacelabmission to study biological effects ofspace travelSoyuzTM-24 August 17 Valery Korzun, Aleksandr Kalery,Claudie Andre-Deshays Deliver crew to Mir; return crew toEarth (1997)STS-79,Atlantis September 16–26 William F. Readdy, Thomas D. Akers,Terrence W. Wilcutt, John E. Blaha (staysShannon W. Lucid (returns to Earth) Conduct experiments in SpacelabDouble Module; dock with Mir;exchange Lucid with BlahaSTS-80,Columbia November 19–December 7(longest shuttlemission to date) Kenneth D. Cockrell, Kent V. Rominger,Tamara E. Jernigan, Thomas D. Jones,F. Story Musgrave Deploy and retrieve ORFEUS-SPAS IIastrophysics satellite and Wake ShieldFacility; conduct space walks to test newtools and techniquesSee as table:*Commander listed first.
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