Space shuttle missions
42nd Space Shuttle Mission9th Flight of Atlantis Crew:John E. Blaha, CommanderMichael A. Baker, PilotJames C. Adamson, Mission SpecialistG. David Low, Mission SpecialistShannon W. Lucid, Mission Specialist The primary payload was NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-5 (TDRS-5), which was deployed using an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster. TDRS-5 became the fourth satellite in NASA's TDRS cluster.
STS-93 Chandra X-Ray Observatory 07/22/1999 07/27/1999 95th Space Shuttle Mission26th Flight of ColumbiaCrew:Eileen M. Collins, CommanderJeffrey S. Ashby, PilotSteven A. Hawley, Mission SpecialistCatherine G. Coleman, Mission SpecialistMichel Tognini, Mission SpecialistEileen M. Collins became the first woman to serve as Space Shuttle Commander. Primary payload was the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which was deployed on the first day of the mission. A two-stage Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster pl
70th Space Shuttle Mission21st Flight of Discovery Crew:Terence "Tom" Henricks, CommanderKevin R. Kregel, PilotNancy Jane Currie, Mission SpecialistDonald A. Thomas, Mission SpecialistMary Ellen Weber, Mission Specialist The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G (TDRS-G), a NASA communications satellite to augment the existing TDRS cluster, was deployed to geosynchronous orbit using an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster.
6th Space Shuttle Mission1st Flight of Challenger Crew:Paul J. Weitz, CommanderKarol J. Bobko, PilotDonald H. Peterson, Mission SpecialistF. Story Musgrave, Mission Specialist The primary payload, NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-1 (TDRS-1) was deployed. A malfunction of the satellite's Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster resulted in placement of the craft in an improper but stable orbit.
STS-108: Endeavour Flight No. 17, Primary Payload: ISS 12th flight (UF-1), Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Photovoltaic Module batteries Crew Members: Mission Commander: Dominic L. Gorie Pilot: Mark E. Kelly Mission Specialist 1: Linda M. Godwin Mission Specialist 2: Daniel M. Tani Space Station Crew (up): Carl E. Walz Space Station Crew (up): Yuri Onufrienko (Rosaviakosmos) Space Station Crew (up): Daniel W. Bursch Space Station Crew (Down): Mikhail Turin (Rosaviakosmos) Space Station Crew (Dow
STS-120 is the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station, and will launch an Italian-built U.S. multi-port module for the station. Retired Air Force Col. Pamela A. Melroy will command the STS-120 mission to take the Node 2 connecting module to the station. Melroy, a veteran shuttle pilot, is the second woman to command a shuttle. Marine Corps Col. George D. Zamka will serve as pilot. The flight's mission specialists will be Scott E. Parazynski, Army Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, Stepha
37th Space Shuttle Mission7th Flight of Atlantis Crew:Richard O. Covey, CommanderFrank L. Culbertson, Jr., PilotCharles D. Gemar, Mission SpecialistCarl J. Meade, Mission SpecialistRobert C. Springer, Mission Specialist This was the seventh dedicated Department of Defense mission in the Space Shuttle program. Mission elements were kept secret.
STS-127 4" Embroidered Mission PatchSpace Shuttle Mission STS-127 is a planned space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It will use the Space Shuttle Endeavour and is scheduled to launch on June 13, 2009. However, Endeavour will first serve as the STS-400 rescue vehicle for STS-125 and is being prepared for a possible liftoff on May 15, 2009, three days after the scheduled launch of STS-125. The primary purpose of the STS-127 mission is to deliver and install the fin
STS-133 Space Shuttle Mission PatchOur STS-133 NASA Mission Patch is a fully embroidered 4" patch STS-133 is currently scheduled for launch on February 24, 2011. STS-133 is a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station. The mission will transport the Pressurized Multipurpose Module and the fourth ExPRESS Logistics Carrier to the ISS. The mission will be the 39th and final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery and the 133rd and flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program, which began in
STS-102 was the eighth shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station and served as a crew rotation flight. Space Shuttle Discovery delivered the Expedition Two crew to the station and returned the Expedition One crew to Earth. Crew:James D. Wetherbee-Commander, James M. Kelly - Pilot, Andrew S. W. Thomas - Mission Specialist, Paul Richards - Mission Specialist, James S. Voss - ISS up, Susan J. Helms - ISS up, Yuriy V. Usachev - (Russia) ISS Up, William M. Shepherd - ISS down Yuri P. G
STS-132 Mission PatchOur STS-132 Mission Patch is a fully embroidered 4" patch.STS-132 is the next shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station, targeted for 14 May 2010.The primary payload is scheduled to be the Russian Rassvet Mini-Research Module along with an Integrated Cargo Carrier-Vertical Light Deployable (ICC-VLD).STS-132 is scheduled to be the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis provided that the STS-335 Launch On Need rescue mission is not flown. Launch Target:May 14, 2
STS-124 (4 Inch) Mission PatchNavy Cmdr. Mark E. Kelly will command the STS-124 shuttle mission to deliver the Pressurized Module and robotic arm of the Japanese Experiment Module, known as "Kibo" (hope), to the International Space Station. Navy Cmdr. Kenneth T. Ham will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists will include NASA astronauts Karen L. Nyberg; Air Force Col. Ronald J. Garan Jr.; and Air Force Reserve Col. Michael E. Fossum. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko
STS-80 Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II) 11/19/1996 12/07/1996 80th Space Shuttle Mission21st Flight of Columbia Crew:Kenneth D. Cockrell, CommanderKent V. Rominger, PilotTamara E. Jernigan, Mission SpecialistThomas D. Jones, Mission SpecialistF. Story Musgrave, Mission Specialist Although marred by the cancellation of two planned spacewalks, STS-80 marked the first time two free-flying spacecraft were deployed and retr
STS-91 Ninth and final Shuttle-Mir docking 06/02/1998 06/12/1998 91st Space Shuttle Mission24th Flight of Discovery Crew:Charles J. Precourt, CommanderDominic L. Gorie, PilotWendy B. Lawrence, Mission SpecialistFranklin R. Chang-Diaz, Mission SpecialistJanet L. Kavandi, Mission SpecialistValery V. Ryumin, Mission Specialist, Russian Space Agency Returning from Mir: Andrew S.W. Thomas, Mission Specialist This marked the final NASA mission to the Russian Mir Space Station, and featured the return
63rd Space Shuttle Mission17th Flight of Columbia Crew:Robert D. Cabana, CommanderJames D. Halsell, Jr., PilotRichard J. Hieb, Payload CommanderDonald A. Thomas, Science Mission SpecialistCarl E. Walz, Mission SpecialistLeroy Chiao, Mission SpecialistChiaki Naito-Mukai, Payload Specialist Astronaut Chiaki Naito-Mukai became the first Japanese woman to fly in space. This was the second flight of the International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-2). Nearly 80 experiments representing over 200 scienti
51st Space Shuttle Mission13th Flight of Columbia Crew:James D. Wetherbee, CommanderMichael A. Baker, PilotCharles Lacy Veach, Mission SpecialistTamara E. Jernigan, Mission SpecialistWilliam M. Shepherd, Mission SpecialistSteven A. MacLean, Payload Specialist Primary objectives were the deployment of the Laser Geodynamic Satellite II (LAGEOS II) and operation of the U.S. Microgravity Payload-1 (USMP-1).