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13/08/1989 Space Shuttle Columbia lands

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STS-28 launch & landing (8-8-89)

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CBS News Coverage STS-28 Launch

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STS-28 Launch CNN Coverage

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STS-28 Crew Presentation Clip

The mission details are classified. Early reports speculated that the primary payload was an Advanced KH-11 photo-reconnaissance satellite. Today it is widely believed that the main payload was the first SDS-2 communications satellite. Columbia travelled 3.4 million kilometres during 81 orbits of the Earth.