Challenger Missions

Space Shuttle Challenger Flights
#DateDesignationLaunch padLanding locationNotesLength of journey
1April 4, 1983STS-6LC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseDeployed TDRS-A.
First spacewalk during a space shuttle mission.
5 days, 00 hours, 23 minutes, 42 seconds
2June 18, 1983STS-7LC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseSally Ride becomes first American woman in space.
Deployed two communications satellites.
6 days, 02 hours, 23 minutes, 59 seconds
3August 30, 1983STS-8LC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseGuion Bluford becomes first African-American in space
First shuttle night launch and night landing.
Deployed Insat-1B.
Carried 260,000 envelopes stamped to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of NASA.
6 days, 01 hours, 08 minutes, 43 seconds
4February 3, 1984STS-41-BLC-39AKennedy Space CenterFirst untethered spacewalk.
Deployed two communications satellites, unsuccessfully.
7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
5April 6, 1984STS-41-CLC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseSolar Maximum Mission service mission.6 days, 23 hours, 40 minutes, 07 seconds
6October 5, 1984STS-41-GLC-39AKennedy Space CenterFirst mission to carry two women.
Marc Garneau become first Canadian in space.
Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to make a spacewalk.
Deployed Earth Radiation Budget Satellite.
8 days, 05 hours, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
7April 29, 1985STS-51-BLC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseCarried Spacelab-37 days, 00 hours, 08 minutes, 46 seconds
8July 29, 1985STS-51-FLC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseCarried Spacelab-27 days, 22 hours, 45 minutes, 26 seconds
9October 30, 1985STS-61-ALC-39AEdwards Air Force BaseCarried German Spacelab D-17 days, 00 hours, 44 minutes, 51 seconds
10January 28, 1986STS-51-LLC-39BDid not land (Planned to land at Kennedy Space Center)Shuttle disintegrated after launch, killing all seven astronauts on board. Was to have deployed TDRS-B.0 days, 00 hours, 01 minutes, 13 seconds