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STS-102

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Jim Wetherbee

Jim Wetherbee

  • Birthday: 11/27/1952
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/09/1990
  • Last Flight: 11/23/2002

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.

James M. Kelly

James M. Kelly

  • Birthday: 05/14/1964
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 03/08/2001
  • Last Flight: 07/26/2005

James McNeal “Vegas” Kelly is a NASA Astronaut and a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force. He twice served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions.

Paul W. Richards

Paul W. Richards

  • Birthday: 05/20/1964
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 03/08/2001
  • Last Flight: 03/08/2001

Paul William Richards is an American engineer and a former NASA Astronaut. He flew aboard one Space Shuttle mission in 2001.

Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas

  • Birthday: 12/18/1951
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 05/19/1996
  • Last Flight: 07/26/2005

Andrew “Andy” Sydney Withiel Thomas, AO is an Australian-born American aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut. He became a U.S. citizen in December 1986, hoping to gain entry to NASA’s astronaut program. He is married to fellow NASA astronaut Shannon Walker.

Yury Usachov

Yury Usachov

  • Birthday: 10/09/1957
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 01/08/1994
  • Last Flight: 03/08/2001

Yury Vladimirovich Usachov (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Усачёв; born October 9, 1957 in Donetsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia) is a former cosmonaut who resides in Star City, Moscow. Usachov is a veteran of four spaceflights, including two long duration missions on board the Mir Space Station and another on board the International Space Station.

James S. Voss

James S. Voss

  • Birthday: 03/03/1949
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/24/1991
  • Last Flight: 03/08/2001

James Shelton Voss is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five times on board the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He also served as deputy of Flight Operations for the Space Station Program Mission Integration and Operations Office. While participating in ISS Expedition 2, he and Susan Helms conducted an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the longest to date.

Susan Helms

Susan Helms

  • Birthday: 02/26/1958
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/13/1993
  • Last Flight: 03/08/2001

Susan Jane Helms is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Helms was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions and was a resident of the International Space Station (ISS) for over five months in 2001. While participating in ISS Expedition 2, she and Jim Voss conducted an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the world record.

Mission


STS-102

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $450,000,000

STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.

STS-102

Location


Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B has witnessed the launch of 58 rockets, including 57 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39B

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle

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.

Space Shuttle

Agency


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.

United Space Alliance
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