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STS-89

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Terrence W. Wilcutt

Terrence W. Wilcutt

  • Birthday: 10/31/1949
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/30/1994
  • Last Flight: 09/08/2000

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.

  • Birthday: 02/03/1958
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/23/1998
  • Last Flight: 01/23/1998

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

Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson

  • Birthday: 12/28/1959
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/23/1998
  • Last Flight: 01/16/2003

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

  • Birthday: 08/24/1964
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Kyrgyzstan
  • First Flight: 01/23/1998
  • Last Flight: 10/14/2004

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.

James F. Reilly

James F. Reilly

  • Birthday: 03/18/1954
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/23/1998
  • Last Flight: 06/08/2007

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.

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.

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Bonnie J. Dunbar

  • Birthday: 03/03/1949
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/30/1985
  • Last Flight: 01/23/1998

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.

Mission


STS-89

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

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.

STS-89

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 169 rockets, including 168 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

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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