STS-89

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
3/3/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005 then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. From January 2013 - December 2015, Dr. Dunbar lead the University of Houston's STEM Center (science, technology, engineering and math) and was a faculty member in the Cullen College of Engineering.[1] Currently, she is a professor of aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University and serves as Director of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI), a joint entity in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
12/18/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

Terrence W. Wilcutt

Terrence W. Wilcutt

Commander

Status: Active
10/31/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Terrence Wade Wilcutt is a United States Marine Corps officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. Wilcutt is currently the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, Johnson Space Center.

Joe F. Edwards Jr.

Joe F. Edwards Jr.

Pilot

Status: Retired
2/3/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Joe Frank Edwards Jr. is an American aerospace engineer, and former naval officer and aviator, test pilot and NASA astronaut.

James F. Reilly

James F. Reilly

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
3/18/1954 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

James Francis Reilly II is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut. He flew on three space shuttle missions: STS-89, STS-104 and STS-117.

Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson

Mission Specialist

Status: Lost In Flight
12/28/1959 - 2/1/2003
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Michael Phillip Anderson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Anderson and his six fellow crew members were killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Anderson served as the payload commander and lieutenant colonel in charge of science experiments on the Columbia. Anderson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Salizhan Sharipov

Salizhan Sharipov

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/24/1964 -
Nationality: Kyrgyzstan
Type: Government
Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov (Russian: Салижан Шакирович Шарипов) (born 24 August 1964) is a Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut. Sharipov is a co-author and investigator for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project. He has been to space twice (launched from the U.S. as an astronaut in 1998 and from Russia as a cosmonaut in 2004) and has conducted two spacewalks. Sharipov retired on 18 July 2008.

Mission

STS-89

Type: Human Exploration

STS-89 was a space shuttle mission to the Mir space station flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour, and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 22 January 1998.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

182 launches have been at this location.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launched: May 7, 1992

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.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 rocket has been launched a total of 25 times with 25 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

United Space Alliance

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: USA
Administration:
Founded: 1995
Launchers: Space Shuttle
Spacecraft:
Country: USA

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.

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