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Space Shuttle Columbia lands safely after a shortened mission
News story originally written on April 6, 1997

Space Shuttle Columbia landed safely yesterday afternoon, cutting short the Microgravity Sciences Laboratory-1 by 12 days. The shuttle landed at Kennedy Space Center at 2:33pm.

The Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL-1) mission, was created to study the effects of gravity on different materials. Unfortunately, due to a problem with one of the fuel cells on shuttle Columbia, the mission had to be cut short.

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