SM3B - Space Shuttle Columbia passes through a clearing in the clouds
Date: 28 February 2002
Depicts: Launch of Space Shuttle Colombia on HST SM3B
Location: Kennedy Space Center
The Space Shuttle Columbia passes through a gap in the clouds as it begins its 27th flight, STS-109. Liftoff occurred at 11:22:02 UT. The goal of the mission is the maintenance and upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope, to be carried out in five space walks. On board the spacecraft were astronauts Scott D. Altman, Duane G. Carey, Nancy J. Currie, John M. Grunsfeld, James H. Newman, Richard M. Linnehan and Michael J. Massimino.
Last Update: 1 September 2019