Manned five crew. Deployed a classified payload. Orbits of Earth: 78. Distance traveled: 3,218,687 km. Landed at: Concrete runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base, Cali. Landing Speed: 368 kph. Touchdown miss distance: 570.00 m. Landing Rollout: 2,366.00 m. Payloads: DoD Mission - third space shuttle night launch.
NASA Official Mission Narrative
Mission Name: STS-33 (32)
Pad 39-B (13)
32nd Shuttle mission
9th Flight OV-103
3rd Night Launch (1st since return to flight)
Frederick D. Gregory (2), Commander
John E. Blaha (2), Pilot
F. Story Musgrave (3), Mission Specialist 1
Manley L Carter, Jr.(1), Mission Specialist 2
Kathryn C. Thornton (1), Mission Specialist 3
OPF - Aug, 20,1989
VAB - Oct. 5. 1989
PAD - Oct. 27, 1989
November 22, 1989,7:23:30 p.m. EST. Launch set for Nov. 20 rescheduled to allow changeout of suspect integrated electronics assemblies on twin solid rocket boosters. Launch Weight: Classified.
Inclination: 28.45 degrees
Duration: 5 days, 0 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds.
Distance: 2,100,000 miles
ET : 38/LWT-31
MLP : 2
November 27,1989,4:30:16 p.m. PST, Runway 4, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Rollout distance: 7,764 feet. Rollout time: 46 seconds. Orbiter returned to KSC Dec. 4, 1989. Landing Weight: 194,282 lbs.