National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-101

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Launch Vehicle


Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-101

Configuration: Endeavour / OV-101
Family: Space Shuttle

Vehicle Specifications


Space Shuttle Discovery OV-101
GTO: 0
LEO: 24400
Length: 38.1 m
Diameter: 8.4 m
Launch Mass: 2040k kg
Thurst: 28200 kN
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Human Exploration


STS-130 was an ISS assembly flight with the primary payloads being the Tranquility module and the Cupola observatory. The mission began on February 8th 2010 at 09:14 UTC launching Commander George D. Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts, Mission Specialist 1 Kathryn P. Hire, Mission Specialist 2 Stephen K. Robinson, Mission Specialist 3 Nicholas Patrick & Mission Specialist 4 Robert L. Behnken to orbit. They docked with the ISS 2 days after launch. During the mission 3 spacewalks were conducted to install the Tranquility module. On day 6, the wake-up song played to the ISS crew was "The Ballad of Serenity" by Sonny Rhodes, the theme for science fiction show Firefly, and was played for Robert Behnken. The mission concluded after 13 days & 18 hours on February 22nd 2010 at 03:22:10 UTC.

Launch Window


NET: February 8th 2010 - 09:14 UTC

Open: February 8th 2010 - 09:14 UTC

Close: February 8th 2010 - 09:14 UTC

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL


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