ENDEAVOUR SPACE SHUTTLE
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER
NUMBER OF MISSIONS NAME OF MISSIONS DESCRIPTION OF MISSIONS NOTES 1. STS-49 Capture and redeploy Intelsat VI. First three-person EVA, longest US EVA since Apollo 17. First flight of Endeavour 2. STS-47 Spacelab mission J with the first African American woman in space, Mae Jemison 3. STS-54 Deploy TDRS-F 4. STS-57 Spacelab experiments. Retrieve European Retrievable Carrier 5. STS-61 First Hubble Space Telescope service mission (HSM-1) 6. STS-59 Space Radar Laboratory experiments
Spaceborne Imaging Radar 7. STS-68 Space Radar Laboratory experiments
Spaceborne Imaging Radar 8. STS-67 Spacelab Astro-2 experiments Longest shuttle mission for Endeavour 9. STS-69 Wake Shield Facility and other experiments 10. STS-72 Retrieve Japanese Space Flyer Unit 11. STS-77 Spacelab experiments 12. STS-89 Rendezvous with Mir space station and astronaut exchange 13. STS-88 International Space Station assembly mission 2A (assembled the Unity Module (Node 1), first American component of the ISS) 14. STS-99 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission experiments 15. STS-97 International Space Station assembly mission (P6 truss segment) 16. STS-100 International Space Station assembly mission 6A (Canadarm2 robotic arm and hand) 17. STS-108 International Space Station assembly mission UF-1, rendezvous and astronaut exchange (Expedition 3/Expedition 4) 18. STS-111 International Space Station assembly mission UF-2, rendezvous and astronaut exchange (Expedition 4/Expedition 5) 19. STS-113 International Space Station assembly mission 11A and astronaut exchange/final successful shuttle flight before the Columbia disaster (Expedition 5/6 exchange; P1 truss segment assembly) 20. STS-118 Installation of the International Space Station S5 Truss, of the Integrated Truss Structure. Carried a SPACEHAB module carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. Crew included the Educator Astronaut Barbara Morgan. Thermal tiles protecting the underside of the vehicle were damaged during launch. NASA decided not to fix this damage in-flight as it was not believed to be serious enough to result in loss of vehicle or crew. The craft landed a day early due to the possibility that Hurricane Dean would force Mission Control to evacuate. Four spacewalks conducted. 21. STS-123 International Space Station assembly mission 1J/A which delivered the first element of Japan’s Kibo module along with the Canadian Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator robotic arm, and the Spacelab Pallet-Deployable 1. 22. STS-126 International Space Station assembly mission that brought equipment and supplies in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, and Expedition 18 crew rotation, Sandra Magnus replaced Gregory Chamitoff. Endeavour was the only orbiter to land on the temporary Runway 4 at Edwards AFB, as the refurbished main runway will be operational from STS-119 onwards. 23. STS-127 International Space Station assembly mission which delivered the last two elements of Japan’s Kibo Module along with the Spacelab Pallet-Deployable 2, and an Integrated Cargo Carrier-Vertical Light Deployable. 24. STS-130 International Space Station assembly mission which delivered the Node 3 and the Cupola observatory to the station. This brought the ISS to 98 percent completion. 25. STS-134 International Space Station assembly mission which delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and the ELC-3 to the space station. Although originally planned to be the last space shuttle program flight, one additional flight of Atlantis, STS-135, was flown in July 2011. This was the final mission of Endeavour.