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STS-130

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
10/26/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/7/1997
Last Flight: 2/8/2010

Stephen Kern Robinson is a former NASA astronaut.

Kathryn P. Hire

Kathryn P. Hire

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/26/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/17/1998
Last Flight: 2/8/2010

Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire is a NASA astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions.

Nicholas Patrick

Nicholas Patrick

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
11/19/1964 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 12/10/2006
Last Flight: 2/8/2010

Nicholas James MacDonald Patrick, Ph.D. is a British-American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. His flight on the 2006 Discovery STS-116 mission made him the fourth person born in the United Kingdom to go into space.

Robert L. Behnken

Robert L. Behnken

Mission Specialist

Status: Active
7/28/1970 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/11/2008
Last Flight: 5/30/2020

Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken is a United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Col. Behnken has logged over 1,000 flight hours in 25 different aircraft. He flew aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-123 and STS-130 as a Mission Specialist, accumulating over 378 hours in space, including 19 hours of spacewalk time. Behnken was also assigned as Mission Specialist 1 to the STS-400 rescue mission. He is married to fellow astronaut K. Megan McArthur.

George D. Zamka

George D. Zamka

Commander

Status: Retired
6/29/1962 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/23/2007
Last Flight: 2/8/2010

George David "Zambo" Zamka is an American NASA astronaut and United States Marine Corps pilot with over 3500 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. Zamka piloted the Space Shuttle Discovery in its October 2007 mission to the International Space Station and served as the commander of mission STS-130 in February 2010.

Terry W. Virts

Terry W. Virts

Pilot

Status: Retired
12/1/1967 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 2/8/2010
Last Flight: 11/23/2014

Terry W. Virts Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, and Colonel in the United States Air Force.

Mission

STS-130

Type: Human Exploration

STS-130 was an ISS assembly flight with the primary payloads being the Tranquility module and the Cupola observatory. The mission began on February 8th 2010 at 09:14 UTC launching Commander George D. Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts, Mission Specialist 1 Kathryn P. Hire, Mission Specialist 2 Stephen K. Robinson, Mission Specialist 3 Nicholas Patrick & Mission Specialist 4 Robert L. Behnken to orbit. They docked with the ISS 2 days after launch. During the mission 3 spacewalks were conducted to install the Tranquility module. On day 6, the wake-up song played to the ISS crew was "The Ballad of Serenity" by Sonny Rhodes, the theme for science fiction show Firefly, and was played for Robert Behnken. The mission concluded after 13 days & 18 hours on February 22nd 2010 at 03:22:10 UTC.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

185 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

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

Rocket

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launch: 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

Founded: 1995
Launchers: Space Shuttle

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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