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STS-89

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Status: Retired
3/3/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/30/1985
Last Flight: 1/23/1998

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.

Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas

Status: Retired
12/18/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/19/1996
Last Flight: 7/26/2005

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.

Terrence W. Wilcutt

Terrence W. Wilcutt

Status: Active
10/31/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/30/1994
Last Flight: 9/8/2000

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.

Status: Retired
2/3/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/23/1998
Last Flight: 1/23/1998

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

Status: Retired
3/18/1954 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/23/1998
Last Flight: 6/8/2007

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.

Michael P. Anderson

Michael P. Anderson

Status: Lost In Flight
12/28/1959 - 2/1/2003
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/23/1998
Last Flight: 1/16/2003

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

Status: Retired
8/24/1964 -
Nationality: Kyrgyzstan
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/23/1998
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.

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.

Mission patch for STS-89

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 – Lockheed Martin Space Operations

Family: Space Shuttle
Length: 38.1 m
Diameter: 8.4 m
Launch Mass: 2040 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 24400 kg

The Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 was manufactured by Lockheed Martin Space Operations with the first launch on 1992-05-07. Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 has 25 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 25 launches. 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.

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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