SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 

 

Table 2-56. Shuttle Orbiter 101 Flight Tests, 1977

 

Date

Test

Crew

Duration

*Max. Speed (kph)

Max. Altitude (m)**

.

Feb. 15

Taxi tests (3)

.

.

.

NA

Feb. 18

Inert captive

.

2:05:00

462

4877

Feb. 22

Inert captive

.

3:13:00

528

6888

Feb. 25

Inert captive

.

2:28:00

684

8108

Feb. 28

Inert captive

.

2:11:00

684

8707

March 2

Inert captive

.

1:39:00

763

9144

June 18

Manned active captive

Haise, Fullerton

0:55:46

335

4562

June 28

Manned active captive

Engle, Truly

1:02:00

499

6714

July 26

Manned active captive

Haise, Fullerton

0:59:53

502

8532

Aug. 12

Free flight approach & landing (tail cone on)

Haise, Fullerton

0:05:22

500

8534

Sept. 13

Free flight approach & landing (tail cone on)

Engle, Truly

0:05:31

556

7315

Sept. 23

Free flight approach & landing (tail cone on)

Haise, Fullerton

0:05:34

463

6523

Oct. 12

Free flight approach & landing (simulated engines)

Engle, Truly

0:02:34

445

6259

Oct. 26

Free flight approach & landing (simulated engines)

Haise, Fullerton

0:02:02

454

6066

* For free flight approach and landing tests, duration is time of actual free flight, from separation to main touchdown.

** For free flight approach and landing tests, maximum altitude is considered to be the altitude at separation; the combined vehicles reached a higher altitude.


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