NUMBER OF MISSIONS NAME OF MISSIONS DESCRIPTION OF MISSIONS 1. STS-1 First shuttle mission. 2. STS-2 First re-use of manned space vehicle 3. STS-3 First mission with an unpainted External tank.
Only time a space shuttle landed at the White Sands Space Harbor. 4. STS-4 Last shuttle R&D flight 5. STS-5 First four-person crew, first deployment of commercial satellite. 6. STS-9 First six-person crew, first Spacelab. 7. STS-61-C Representative Bill Nelson (D–FL) on board/ final successful shuttle flight before the Challenger disaster 8. STS-28 Launched KH-11 reconnaissance satellite 9. STS-32 Retrieved Long Duration Exposure Facility 10. STS-35 Carried multiple X-ray & UV telescopes 11. STS-40 5th Spacelab Life Sciences-1 12. STS-50 U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 1 (USML-1) 13. STS-52 Deployed Laser Geodynamic Satellite II 14. STS-55 German Spacelab D-2 Microgravity Research 15. STS-58 Spacelab Life Sciences 16. STS-62 United States Microgravity Payload-2 (USMP-2) 17. STS-65 International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-2) 18. STS-73 United States Microgravity Laboratory (USML-2) 19. STS-75 Tethered Satellite System Reflight (TSS-1R) 20. STS-78 Life and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS) 21. STS-80 3rd flight of Wake Shield Facility (WSF)/ longest Shuttle flight 22. STS-83 Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL)- cut short 23. STS-94 Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL)- reflight 24. STS-87 United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-4) 25. STS-90 Neurolab Spacelab 26. STS-93 Deployed Chandra X-ray Observatory 27. STS-109 Hubble Space Telescope service mission (HSM-3B) 28. STS-107 A multi-disciplinary microgravity and Earth science research mission. Shuttle destroyed during re-entry on February 1, 2003 and all seven astronauts on board killed.