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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