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STS-105 Fact Sheet

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge


STS-105 Discovery


106th Space Shuttle Mission

30th Flight of Discovery




Scott Horowitz, Commander

Rick Sturckow, Pilot

Daniel Barry, Mission Specialist

Patrick Forrester, Mission Specialist

Frank Culbertson, Embarking to International Space Station

Vladimir Dezhurov, Embarking to International Space Station

Mikhail Tyurin, Embarking to International Space Station

Yuri Usachev, Returning from International Space Station

Susan Helms, Returning from International Space Station

James Voss, Returning from International Space Station


Orbiter Preparations:


Tow to Orbiter Processing Facility March 21, 2001

Rollover to Vehicle Assembly Building June 13, 2001

Rollout to Launch Pad 39A July 2, 2001




August 10, 2001 5:10 p.m. EDT. Scheduled launch on August 9 was scrubbed due to bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center. Launch on August 10 occurred five minutes early due to concerns over bad weather approaching the Kennedy Space Center.




August 22, 2001 2:23 p.m. EDT at Runway 15, Kennedy Space Center. Rollout distance was 10,036 feet. Rollout time was 1 minute, 8 seconds. Mission duration was 11 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes. Landing occurred during the 186th orbit. Landing occurred at the second of two Kennedy Space Center landing opportunities.


Mission Summary:


Discovery brought three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and returned three astronauts from ISS back to Earth. Payloads included the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) for installation on ISS and the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) LEONARDO. During the mission, 7,000 pounds of supplies and equipment were transferred from LEONARDO to ISS. There were two spacewalks during the mission.


The first spacewalk was conducted on August 16 and lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes. Astronauts Forrester and Barry worked on installation of EAS to ISS. The second spacewalk was conducted on August 18 and lasted 5 hours, 29 minutes. As in the first spacewalk, astronauts Forrester and Barry continued installation of EAS.



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