A diversified mission of astronomy, commercial space research and International Space Station preparation gets under way as the Space Shuttle climbs into orbit from Launch Pad 39B at 2:55:47 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 1996. During Mission STS-80, the five-person crew will deploy and retrieve two free-flying spacecraft, conduct two spacewalks and perform a variety of microgravity research experiments in the Shuttle's middeck area.
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STS-80 was a Space Shuttle mission flown by Space Shuttle Columbia.