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STS-118

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

STS-118 was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by the orbiter Endeavour.

Space Shuttle

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The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    56.1 m
  • Diameter
    8.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2030 T
  • Thrust
    28200 kN
Family
  • Name
    Space Shuttle
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  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Space Shuttle
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $450000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    27500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Space Shuttle Endeavour


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 7 Crew Capacity: 7 Payload Capacity: 27500 kg
Destination: International Space Station
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


Scott Kelly

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Feb. 21, 1964
Age: 60

Charles "Scorch" Hobaugh

Pilot - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 5, 1961
Age: 62

Barbara Morgan

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Nov. 28, 1951
Age: 72

Alvin Drew

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Nov. 5, 1962
Age: 61

Dafydd Williams

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( CSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: May 16, 1954
Age: 70

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Aug. 14, 1969
Age: 54

Richard Mastracchio

Mission Specialist - configurations.Country.None - ( NASA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Feb. 11, 1960
Age: 64

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

(NASA)

Administrator: Bill Nelson Founded: 1958 Successes: 115 Failures: 20 Pending: 6

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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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