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STS-99

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Janice E. Voss

Janice E. Voss

Mission Specialist

Status: Deceased
10/8/1956 - 2/6/2012
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/21/1993
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Janice Elaine Voss was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss died on February 6, 2012, from breast cancer.

Kevin R. Kregel

Kevin R. Kregel

Commander

Status: Retired
9/16/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/13/1995
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Kevin Richard Kregel is an American former astronaut, and former member of the Space Launch Initiative Project at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie

Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie

Pilot

Status: Retired
5/2/1957 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/2/1998
Last Flight: 3/11/2008

Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie is a retired United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

Janet L. Kavandi

Janet L. Kavandi

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
7/17/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/2/1998
Last Flight: 7/12/2001

Janet Lynn Kavandi, a native of Carthage, Missouri is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and has served as NASA's Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office.

Gerhard Thiele

Gerhard Thiele

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
9/2/1953 -
Nationality: German
Type: Government
First Flight: 2/11/2000
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Dr. Gerhard Paul Julius Thiele (born September 2, 1953) is a German physicist and a former ESA astronaut.
In 1996, he was selected by the German Space Agency to receive Space Shuttle Mission Specialist training at NASA. In August 1998, he joined the European Space Agency (ESA), into which the German national team was integrated. In 2000, he completed his only spaceflight, the STS-99 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.

Mamoru Mohri

Mamoru Mohri

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
1/29/1948 -
Nationality: Japanese
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/12/1992
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Mamoru “Mark” Mohri (毛利 衛 Mōri Mamoru, born 29 January 1948), AM is a Japanese scientist, a former NASDA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions.
Mohri was selected by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (now JAXA) to train as a payload specialist for a Japanese materials science payload. He flew his first space mission aboard STS-47 in 1992 as chief payload specialist for Spacelab-J. Mohri subsequently made another trip into space as part of mission STS-99 in 2000.

Mission

STS-99

Type: Earth Science

STS-99 was a Space Shuttle mission using Endeavour, that launched on 11 February 2000 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The primary objective of the mission was the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) project. This was also the last solo flight of Endeavour; all future flights for Endeavour became devoted to the International Space Station.

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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