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STS-52 carried Gene Roddenberry's ashes to orbit
Columbia October 22, 1992 – November 1, 1992 Mission Duration: 236 hrs 56 mins 13 secs (9d 20h) ITA Experiment: CMIX-1 (Commercial MDA ITA Experiments)  Hardware Flown:   MDA (2nd Generation) 4 MDAs flown Numerous commercial and industrial experiments including 8 student experiments as part of ITA’s Space Outreach Program. Primary Mission Objective:  Laser Geodynamic Satellite 2 (LAGEOS) deployment, and operation of the U.S. Microgravity Payload-1 (USMP-1) LAGEOS-2, a joint effort between NASA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), was deployed on day 2 and boosted into an operational altitude of 3,666 miles.  LAEGOS enables the determination of points on the earth’s surface with extreme accuracy.   The USMP-1, activated on day one, included three experiments mounted on two connected Mission Peculiar Equipment Support Structures (MPESS) mounted in the orbiter's cargo bay. The ITA CMIX-1 flew as a secondary payload in a shuttle middeck locker.  Also in a middeck locker, the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
LAGEOS-2 Deployed
STS-52 Launches to orbit Oct 22, 1992
STS-52 October 22 1992 Launch of Columbia
STS-52 Deployment of LAGEOS II
STS-52 over the Bahamas Archpelago
STS-52 Moonrise before sunrise from orbit
STS-52 CANEX-2 Experiment
STS-52 Crew in orbit
STS-52 CMIX Protein Crystal Growth Sample
STS-52 Lands at KSC
STS-52 views Florida
STS-52 LAGEOS-II