STS-98


STS-98

Infobox Space mission
mission_name = STS-98
insignia = Sts-98-patch.png shuttle = Atlantis
launch_pad = 39-A
launch = February 7, 2001, 6:13 p.m. EST
landing = February 20, 2001, 3:33 p.m EST, Edwards AFB, Runway 22
duration = 12 days, 21 hours, 21 minutes, 0 seconds
altitude = 173 nautical miles (320 km)
inclination = 51.6 degrees
distance = 5.3 million miles (8,500,000 km)
crew_photo = STS-98_crew.jpg
crew_caption =
previous = STS-97
next = STS-102

STS-98 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle " Atlantis". STS-98 delivered to the station the Destiny Laboratory Module. All mission objectives were completed and the shuttle reentered and landed safely at East Edwards Airport on February 20, after twelve days in space, six of which were spent docked to the ISS.

Crew

* Kenneth D. Cockrell (4), Commander
* Mark L. Polansky (1), Pilot
* Robert L. Curbeam (2), Mission Specialist 1
* Thomas D. Jones (4), Mission Specialist 3
* Marsha S. Ivins (5), Mission Specialist 2

Number in parentheses indicates number of spaceflights by each individual prior to and including this mission.

Mission parameters

*Mass:
**"Orbiter liftoff:" 115,529 kg
**"Orbiter landing:" 90,225 kg
**"Payload:" 14,515 kg
*Perigee: 365 km
*Apogee: 378 km
*Inclination: 51.5°
*Period: 92 min

Docking with ISS

*Docked: February 9, 2001, 16:51:00 UTC
*Undocked: February 16, 2001, 14:05:50 UTC
*Time Docked: 6 days, 21 h, 14 min, 50 s

pace walks

* " Jones and Curbeam " - EVA 1
*EVA 1 Start: February 10, 2001 - 15:00 UTC
*EVA 1 End: February 10, - 23:24 UTC
*Duration: 7 hours, 34 minutes

* " Jones and Curbeam " - EVA 2
*EVA 2 Start: February 12, 2001 - 15:59 UTC
*EVA 2 End: February 12, - 22:49 UTC
*Duration: 6 hours, 50 minutes

* " Jones and Curbeam " - EVA 3
*EVA 3 Start: February 14, 2001 - 14:48 UTC
*EVA 3 End: February 14, - 20:13 UTC
*Duration: 5 hours, 25 minutes

Mission highlights

The crew continued the task of building and enhancing the International Space Station by delivering the U.S. Destiny Laboratory Module. The Shuttle spent six days docked to the station while the laboratory was attached and three spacewalks were conducted to complete its assembly. STS-98 occurred while the first station crew was aboard the new space station.

ee also

* Space science
* Space shuttle
* International Space Station
* List of space shuttle missions
* List of human spaceflights chronologically
* List of ISS spacewalks
* List of spacewalks

External links

* [http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/sts-98/mission-sts-98.html NASA mission summary]
* [http://www.nss.org/resources/library/shuttlevideos/shuttle102.htm STS-98 Video Highlights]


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