Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101 | STS-113

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 Rocket

Launch Status
Success

United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 rocket as part of the STS-113 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Fri, Nov 22nd, 2002, 7:49 PM EST from Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Crew

Nikolai Budarin

Nikolai Budarin

Mission Specialist - Russian

Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Бударин) (born April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He has also performed eight career spacewalks with a total time of 44 hours. Named a cosmonaut candidate in 1989, Budarin's first space mission was a long-term assignment aboard the space station Mir in 1995. Since then, he again made extended stays on Mir in 1998 and the International Space Station Expedition 6 from 2002 to 2003.

Ken Bowersox

Ken Bowersox

Mission Specialist - American

Kenneth Dwane "Sox" Bowersox is a United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle launches and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station. When he launched on STS-73 at the age of 38 years and 11 months, he became the youngest person ever to command a Space Shuttle vehicle.

Jim Wetherbee

Jim Wetherbee

Commander - American

James Donald "Wxb" Wetherbee is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six Space Shuttle missions and is the only American to have commanded five spaceflight missions.

Michael López-Alegría

Michael López-Alegría

Mission Specialist - American

Michael López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission. He is known for having performed ten spacewalks so far in his career, presently holding the second longest all-time EVA duration record and having the third longest spaceflight of any American at the length of 215 days; this time was spent on board the ISS from September 18, 2006 to April 21, 2007.

Paul Lockhart

Paul Lockhart

Pilot - American

Paul Scott "Paco" Lockhart is an American aerospace engineer, retired United States Air Force Colonel and NASA astronaut, a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions.

John Herrington

John Herrington

Mission Specialist - American

John Bennett Herrington is a retired United States Naval Aviator and former NASA astronaut. In 2002, Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space.

Donald Pettit

Donald Pettit

Mission Specialist - American

Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a six-week expedition to find meteorites in Antarctica. As of 2018, at age 63, he is NASA's oldest active astronaut.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Endeavour 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.

United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.