STS-87 Columbia's 24th Launch - November 19th, 1997

My first trip to KSC results in a launch viewing

Watch STS-87 Columbia (24th) launch at 2:46pm EST

Stand outside the Launch Control Center (LCC)

Columbia rotates to a 28.45° inclination orbit

Columbia will make 252 orbits over 15d/16h/35m/1s

My one and only shuttle launch was AWESOME!

Micro Gravity payload is prominent on the STS-87 logo

STS-87 Crew LtoR: Kalpana Chawla, Pilot Steven Lindsey, Winston Scott, Takao Doi, Cmdr Kevin Kregel, & Leonid Kadenyuk