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STS-97

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Joseph R. Tanner

Joseph R. Tanner

Status: Retired
1/21/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/3/1994
Last Flight: 9/9/2006

Joseph Richard "Joe" Tanner is an American instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, mechanical engineer, a former naval officer and aviator, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born in Danville, Illinois. He is unusual among astronauts as he did not have a background in flight test nor did he earn any advanced academic degrees. Typically those who did not do military flight test have an M.D. or Ph.D., if not a master's, whereas Tanner's path to becoming an astronaut followed operational military flying and then into NASA for operational jet training before being selected into the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1992, following an unsuccessful application in 1987.

Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau

Status: Retired
2/23/1949 -
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/5/1984
Last Flight: 12/1/2000

Garneau was one of the first Canadian Astronauts and he became the first Canadian in outer space in October 1984. In 1984, he was seconded to the new Canadian Astronaut Program (CAP), one of six chosen from over 4,000 applicants. He flew on the shuttle Challenger, STS-41-G from October 5 to 13, 1984, as payload specialist. He was promoted to Captain in 1986, and left the Navy in 1989, to become deputy director of the CAP. In 1992–93, he underwent further training to become a mission specialist. He worked as CAPCOM for a number of shuttle flights and was on two further flights himself: STS-77 (May 19 to 29, 1996) and STS-97 (to the ISS, November 30 to December 11, 2000). He has logged over 677 hours in space.

In February 2001, he was appointed executive vice-president of the Canadian Space Agency, and became its president on November 22, 2001.

Carlos I. Noriega

Carlos I. Noriega

Status: Retired
10/8/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/15/1997
Last Flight: 12/1/2000

Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian and U.S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.

Michael J. Bloomfield

Michael J. Bloomfield

Status: Retired
3/16/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/26/1997
Last Flight: 4/8/2002

Michael John "Bloomer" Bloomfield is an American former astronaut and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Status: Retired
10/5/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/11/1996
Last Flight: 9/9/2006

Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.

Mission

STS-97

Type: Human Exploration

STS-97 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. The crew installed the first set of solar arrays to the ISS, prepared a docking port for arrival of the Destiny Laboratory Module, and delivered supplies for the station's crew.

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 39B, 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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