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Shuttle launch. Start of mission STS-52 showing space shuttle Columbia rocketing upwards on its trajectory into space. This launch took place on 22 October 1992, and the successful mission lasted until 1 November 1992. Mission STS-52 carried the second laser geodynamics satellite (LAGEOS-2) and the first US Microgravity Payload (USMP-1) laboratory.
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