Space Shuttle Columbia made its thirteenth flight when it lifted off, in October 1992, on Mission STS-52. This flight orbited the Earth in a circular trajectory at an altitude of 296 km and for most of the ten day mission. It dropped to 214 km on the last two days of the mission at an inclination of 28.5 degrees.
Date: October 22, 1992
Time: 1:09:39 p.m. EDT
Site: Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Dimensions: 4.25" round