STS-59

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

STS-59 Shuttle mission was a Space Shuttle program mission that took place in 1994. The launch was chronicled by the 1994 Discovery Channel special about the Space Shuttle Program.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105

Family: Space Shuttle
Configuration: OV-105

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational Shuttle built. The United States Congress approved the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was destroyed in 1986. Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose, on cost grounds, to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise or accepting a Rockwell International proposal to build two Shuttles for the price of one.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    38.1 m
  • Diameter
    8.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2040 T
  • Thrust
    28200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105
  • Family
    Space Shuttle
  • Variant
    OV-105
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $450,000,000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    24400 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Space Shuttle Endeavour


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 6 Crew Capacity: 7 Payload Capacity: 27500 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: OV-105

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. STS-134 was expected to be the final mission of the Space Shuttle program, but with the authorization of STS-135, Atlantis became the last shuttle to fly. The United States Congress approved the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was lost in 1986. Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose, on cost grounds, to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise.

Space Shuttle Details

Crew


Linda M. Godwin

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 2, 1952
Age: 67

Jerome Apt

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: April 28, 1949
Age: 70

Kevin P. Chilton

Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 3, 1954
Age: 65

Michael R. Clifford

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 13, 1952
Age: 67

Sidney M. Gutierrez

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 27, 1951
Age: 68

Thomas David Jones

Mission Specialist - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 22, 1955
Age: 65

Lockheed Martin Space Operations

Lockheed Martin Space Operations

(LMSO)

Successes: 25 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39A


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