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Space shuttle illustration

First flown in 1981, the Space Shuttle has been the backbone of American manned spaceflight for nearly three decades.


Space Shuttle Vehicles
VehicleNameFirst Orbital
Mission
Notes
OV-99Challenger 4APR1983 Lost shortly after launch on 28JAN1986.
10 missions flown.
OV-101Enterprise --- Used for approach and landing tests.
Not flown in space.
OV-102Columbia 12APR1981 First shuttle to fly in space.
Lost during reentry on 1FEB2003.
28 missions flown.
OV-103Discovery 30AUG1984 39 missions flown.
OV-104Atlantis 3OCT1985 33 missions flown.
OV-105Endeavour 7MAY1992 25 missions flown.

Key: OV = Orbiter Vehicle

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Space Shuttle Enterprise is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

Enterprise at Udvar Hazey

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Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME)

The Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) was developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center near Huntsville, Alabama. The SSME uses liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as propellents. The Space Shuttle uses three SSME.

Photos of an SSME on display at the Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry, Kennedy Space Center

(Photos: Kevin Reynolds, 2000)

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SSME on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2007)

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SSME Powerhead on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2007)

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SSME engine on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB)

The Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters are the largest solid propellant motors used for space flight. Each SRB measures 45.5 meters in length and 3.6 meters in diameter.

Solid Rocket Booster set on display at the KSC visitor center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Solid Rocket Booster set on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2006)

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Space Shuttle External Tank (ET)

The Space Shuttle External Tank supplies liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen for the space shuttle main engines.

External Tank on display at the KSC visitor center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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External Tank on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2006)

Top of external tank at USSRC. Aft end of external tank at USSRC. Intertank structure of external tank at USSRC.

Centaur G-Prime Upper Stage

Centaur G-Prime Upper Stage on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center. Developed from the Centaur upper stage, the G-Prime version was to be used with the American Space Shuttle. The Centaur G-Prime program was cancelled after the Challenger disaster in 1986. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU)

Using pressurized nitrogen as a propellant, the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) allowed astronauts to perform un-tethered spacewalks away from the shuttle. The MMU assisted with satellite retrieval and servicing during several early shuttle flights. Use of MMUs was discontinued after the Challenger disaster.

Manned Maneuvering Unit at Huntsville

Manned Maneuvering Unit on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2007)

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Manned Maneuvering Unit at Udvar Hazy

Manned Maneuvering Unit on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Spacelab

Developed by ESA, for use with the American space shuttle, the Spacelab program consisted of a modular system for conducting research in low Earth orbit.

Spacelab Pressurized Laboratory Module

Spacelab Pressurized Module on display at the Udvar Hazy Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Spacelab Subsystems Igloo

Spacelab Subsystems Igloo on display at the Udvar Hazy Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Spacelab Transfer Tunnel

Spacelab Transfer Tunnel on display at the Udvar Hazy Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Cronological list of Space Shuttle Missions


Brief information about completed space shuttle missions.
MissionShuttleLaunch
Date
Landing
Date
DaysCrewMain
Payload
Notes
STS 1Columbia 12APR198114APR19812 Two crewmembers. DFI, ACIPFirst Shuttle Flight.
STS 2Columbia 12NOV198114NOV19812 Two crewmembers. OFTFirst re-flight of an orbiter.
STS 3Columbia 22MAR198230MAR19828 Two crewmembers. OSS-1, DFI
ACIP
First landing at White Sands, NM.
STS 4Columbia 27JUN19824JUL1982 7 Two crewmembers. DoD 82-1
G-001
First Get Away Special flight.
STS 5Columbia 11NOV198216NOV19825 Four crewmembers. ANIK-C3
SitS- C
Deployed two commercial satellites.
STS-6Challenger 4APR1983 9APR1983 5 Four crewmembers. TDRS-ADeployment of TDRS-A (TDRS-1).
STS-7Challenger 18JUN198324JUN19836 Five crewmembers. ANIK-C2
PALAPA-B1
Deployed two commercial satellites.
STS-8Challenger 30AUG19835SEP1983 6 Five crewmembers. INSAT-1BDeployed INSAT-1B satellite.
STS-9Columbia 28NOV19838DEC1983 10 Six crewmembers. SpacelabSpacelab-1.
STS-41-BChallenger3FEB198411FEB19848 Five crewmembers. WESTAR-VI
PALAPA-B2
First flight of
manned maneuvering unit.
STS-41-CChallenger6APR198413APR19847 Five crewmembers. LDEFDeployed LDEF satellite.
Repaired Solar Max satellite.
STS-41-DDiscovery 30AUG19845DEP19844 Six crewmembers. SBS-D
SYNCOM IV-2
TELSTAR.
Three satellites deployed.
Deployed OAST-1 solar wing.
STS-41-GChallenger5OCT198413OCT19848 Seven crewmembers. OSTA-3
ERBS
Deployed two satellites.
Conducted Orbital Refueling experiment.
STS-51-ADiscovery 8NOV198416NOV19848 Five crewmembers. ANIK-D2
LEASAT-1
Deployed two satellites.
Retrieved PALAPA-B2 and WESTAR-VI.
STS-51-CDiscovery 24JAN198527JAN19853 Five crewmembers. DoD 85-1DoD mission.
STS-51-DDiscovery 12APR198519APR19857 Seven crewmembers. LEASAT-3
ANIK-E2
Deployed two satellites.
STS-51-BChallenger29APR19856MAY1985 7 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab-3Spacelab-3.
STS-51-GDiscovery 17JUN198524JUN19857 Seven crewmembers. MORELOS-A
ARABSAT-1B
TELSTAR-3D
Deployed three satellites.
STS-51-FChallenger29JUL19856AUG1985 8 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab-2Spacelab-2.
STS-51-IDiscovery 27AUG19853SEP1985 7 Five crewmembers. ASC-1
AUSSAT-1
LEASAT-4
Deployed three satellites.
Repaired and redeployed LEASAT-3.
STS-51-JAtlantis 3OCT1985 7OCT1985 4 Five crewmembers. DoD Mission.
STS-61-AColumbia 30OCT19856NOV1985 7 Eight crewmembers. Spacelab-D1German Spacelab mission.
Eight person crew.
STS-61-BAtlantis 26NOV19853DEC1985 7 Seven crewmembers.MORELOS-B
SATCOM-KU2
AUSSAT-2
Deployed three satellites.
STS-61-CColumbia 12JAN198618JAN19866 Seven crewmembers.SATCOM-KU1
CHAMP
Deployed SATCOM-KU1 satellite.
STS-51-LChallenger28JAN1986--- 0 Seven crewmembers. TDRS-AExplosion 73 seconds after liftoff.
Loss of vehicle and crew.
STS-26Discovery 29SEP19883OCT1988 4Five crewmembers. TDRS-CDeployment of TDRS-C (TDRS-3).
STS-27Atlantis 2DEC1988 6DEC1988 4 Five crewmembers. LACROSSE-1Classified DoD mission.
STS-29Discovery 13MAR198918MAR19895Five crewmembers. TDRS-DDeployment of TDRS-D (TDRS-4).
STS-30Atlantis 4MAY19898MAY1989 4 Five crewmembers. Magellan / IUSLaunch of Venus Radar Mapper.
STS-28Columbia 8AUG198913AUG1989 5 Five crewmembers. SDS-B1Classified DoD mission.
STS-34Atlantis 18OCT198923OCT19895 Five crewmembers.Galileo / IUSLaunch of Jupiter Orbiter.
STS-33Discovery 22NOV198927NOV19895Five crewmembers. ORION-2Classified DoD mission.
STS-32Columbia 9JAN199020JAN1990 11 Five crewmembers. SYNCOM IV-F5LDEF Retrieval.
STS-36Atlantis 28FEB19904MAR1990 4 Five crewmembers. Classified DoD mission.
STS-31Discovery 24APR199029APR19905 Five crewmembers. HSTHubble Space Telescope deployment.
STS-41Discovery 6OCT199010OCT1990 4 Five crewmembers. UlyssesLaunch of Solar Probe.
STS-38Atlantis 15NOV199020NOV19905 Five crewmembers. SDS-B2Classified DoD mission.
STS-35Columbia 2DEC199010DEC1990 9 Seven crewmembers. ASTRO-1Astronomical observations.
STS-37Atlantis 5APR199111APR1991 6 Five crewmembers. GRODeployment of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
STS-39Discovery 28APR19916MAY1991 8 Seven crewmembers. DoD Mission.
STS-40Columbia 5JUN199114JUN1991 9 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab SLS-1Spacelab Live Sciences-1.
STS-43Atlantis 2AUG199111AUG1991 9 Five crewmembers. TDRS-EDeployment of TDRS-E (TDRS-5).
STS-48Discovery 12SEP199118SEP19915 Five crewmembers. UARSDeployed UARS.
STS-44Atlantis 24NOV19911DEC1991 7 Six crewmembers. DSPDeployment of DSP satellite.
STS-42Discovery 22JAN199230JAN1992 8 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab IML-1International Microgravity Laboratory.
STS-45Atlantis 24MAR19922APR1992 9 Seven crewmembers. SpacelabATLAS-1
STS-49Endeavour 7MAY19927MAY1992 9 Seven crewmembers. Repair of Intelsat VI.
STS-50Columbia 25JUN19929JUL1992 14 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab USML-1U.S. Microgravity Laboratory.
STS-46Atlantis 31JUL19928AUG1992 8 Seven crewmembers. EURECA, TSS-1European Retrievable Carrier and
Teathered Satellite System.
STS-47Endeavour 12SEP199220SEP1992 8 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab SL-JSpacelab-J
STS-52Columbia 22OCT19921NOV1992 10 Six crewmembers. LAGEOS-II
USMP-1
U.S. Microgravity Payload.
STS-53Discovery 2DEC19929DEC1992 7 Five crewmembers. SDS-B3DoD Mission.
STS-54Endeavour 13JAN199319JAN19936 Five crewmembers. TDRS-FDeployment of TDRS-F (TDRS-6).
STS-56Discovery 8APR1993 17APR19939 Five crewmembers. SPARTAN-201
ATLAS-2
Atmospheric Laboratory for
Applications and Science
STS-55Columbia 26APR19936MAY1993 10 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab D-2Spacelab D-2.
STS-57Endeavour 21JUN19931JUL1993 10 Six crewmembers. SPACEHAB,
EURECA
Materials and
life sciences.
STS-51Discovery 12SEP199322SEP199310 Five crewmembers. ACTSAdvanced Communications Technology
Satellite was deployed.
STS-58Columbia 18OCT19931NOV1993 14 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab SLS-2Spacelab Life Sciences mission.
STS-61Endeavour 2DEC1993 13DEC199311 Seven crewmembers. IMAX CameraHST Servicing Mission 1.
STS-60Discovery 3FEB199411FEB1994 7 Six crewmembers. Spacehab, WSFExperiments conducted in Spacehab.
STS-62Columbia 4MAR199418MAR1994 14 Five crewmembers. Spacelab USMP-2U.S. Microgravity Payload-2.
STS-59Endeavour 9APR199420APR1994 11 Six crewmembers. SRL-1Shuttle Radar Laboratory-1
STS-65Columbia 8JUL199423JUL1994 15 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab IML-2International Microgravity Payload.
STS-64Discovery 9SEP199420SEP1994 11 Six crewmembers. LITE, ROMPS
SPARTAN-201
STS-68Endeavour 30SEP199411OCT199411 Six crewmembers. SRL-2Space Radar Laboratory-2
STS-66Atlantis 3NOV199414NOV1994 11 Six crewmembers. ATLAS-3Atmospheric Studies
STS-63Discovery 3FEB199511FEB1995 8 Six crewmembers. Rendezvous with Mir Space Station.
STS-67Endeavour 2MAR199518MAR1995 17 Seven crewmembers. SpacelabASTRO-2
STS-71Atlantis 27JUN19957JUL1995 10 Seven crewmembers. Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-70Discovery 13JUL199522JUL19959 Five crewmembers. TDRS-GDeployment of TDRS-G (TDRS-7).
STS-69Endeavour 7SEP199518DEP1995 11 Five crewmembers. Spartan 201
WSF-2
Deployed and retrieved
two payloads.
STS-73Columbia 20OCT19955NOV1995 16 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab USML-2Microgravity research.
STS-74Atlantis 12NOV199520NOV19958 Five crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Docking Module
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-72Endeavour 11JAN199620JAN19969 Six crewmembers. OAST-FLYERRetrieve Space Flyer Unit (SFU)
STS-75Columbia 22FEB19969MAR1996 16Seven crewmembers. Spacelab USMP-3
TSS-1R
Tethered Satellite System
(Teather broke)
STS-76Atlantis 22MAR199631MAR19969 Six crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-SM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-77Endeavour 19MAY199629MAY199610 Six crewmembers. SPACEHAB-04
SPARTAN-207
Microgravity research aboard
SPACEHAB.
STS-78Columbia 20JUN19967JUL1996 17 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab LMS-1Life and microgravity
sciences.
STS-79Atlantis 16SEP199626DEP199610 Six crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-DM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-80Columbia 19NOV19967DEC1996 18 Five crewmembers. ORFEUS-SPAS
WSF-3
STS-81Atlantis 12JAN199722JAN199710 Six crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-DM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-82Discovery 11FEB199721FEB199710 Seven crewmembers. HST Servicing Mission 2.
STS-83Columbia 4APR19978APR1997 4 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab MSL-1Mission ended early due
to fuel cell problem.
STS-84Atlantis 15MAY199724MAY19979 Seven crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-DM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-94Columbia 1JUL199717JUL1997 16 Seven crewmembers. Spacelab MSL-1RMSL-1 reflight.
STS-85Discovery 7AUG199719AUG1997 12 Six crewmembers. CRISTA-SPAS
MFD
Manipulator Flight Demonstration
for NASDA.
STS-86Atlantis 25SEP19976OCT1997 11Seven crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-DM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-87Columbia 19NOV19975DEC1997 16 Six crewmembers. USMP-4
SPARTAN-201
United States Microgravity Payload
STS-89Endeavour 22JAN199831JAN1998 9 Seven crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-DM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-90Columbia 17APR19983MAY1998 16Seven crewmembers. SpacelabNeurolab.
STS-91Discovery 2JUN199812JUN1998 10 Six crewmembers. MIR/ODS
Spacelab-DM
Docked with Mir Space Station.
STS-95Discovery 29OCT19987NOV1998 9 Seven crewmembers. SPACEHAB-SM
Spartan-201
HOST
Tested components for the
Hubble Space Telescope.
STS-88Endeavour 4DEC199815DEC1998 12 Six crewmembers. Unity NodeISS Assembly Mission 2A
STS-96Discovery 27MAY19996JUN1999 10 Seven crewmembers. ISS SuppliesISS Assembly Mission 2A.1
STS-93Columbia 23JUL199927JUL1999 5 Five crewmembers. ChandraDeployment of the Chandra
X-ray observatory
.
STS-103Discovery19DEC199927DEC1999 8 Seven crewmembers. HST Servicing Mission 3A.
STS-99Endeavour11FEB200022FEB2000 11 Six crewmembers. SRTM
EarthKAM
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
STS-101Atlantis19MAY200029MAY2000 10 Seven crewmembers. ISS SuppliesISS Assembly Mission 2A.2a
STS-106Atlantis8SEP200020DEP2000 12 Seven crewmembers. ISS SuppliesISS Assembly Mission 2A.2b
STS-92Discovery11OCT200024OCT2000 13 Seven crewmembers. Z1 TrussISS Assembly Mission 3A
STS-97Endeavour30NOV200011DEC2000 11 Five crewmembers. P6 TrussISS Assembly Mission 4A
STS-98Atlantis7FEB200120FEB2001 13 Five crewmembers. Destiny LabISS Assembly Mission 5A
STS-102Discovery8MAR200121MAR2001 13 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission 5A.1
STS-100Endeavour19APR20011MAY2001 12Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission 6A
STS-104Atlantis12JUL200124JUL2001 13 Five crewmembers. AirlockISS Assembly Mission 7A
STS-105Discovery10AUG200122AUG2001 12 Seven crewmembers. ISS SuppliesISS Assembly Mission 7A.1
STS-108Endeavour5DEC200117DEC2001 12 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission UF-1
STS-109Columbia1MAR200212MAR2002 11 Seven crewmembers. HST Servicing Mission 3B.
STS-110Atlantis8APR200219APR2002 11 Seven crewmembers. S0 TrussISS Assembly Mission 8A
STS-111Endeavour5JUN200219JUN2002 14 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission UF-2
STS-112Atlantis7OCT200218OCT2002 11 Six crewmembers. S1 TrussISS Assembly Mission 9A
STS-113Endeavour23NOV20027DEC2002 14 Seven crewmembers. P1 TrussISS Assembly Mission 11A
STS-107Columbia16JAN20031FEB2003 16 Seven crewmembers. SpaceHab-DMColumbia was destroyed during re-entry.
STS-114Discovery26JUL20059AUG2005 14 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission LF 1
STS-121Discovery4JUL200617JUL2006 13 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission ULF 1.1
STS-115Atlantis9SEP200621SEP2006 12 Six crewmembers. P3/P4 TrussISS Assembly Mission 12A
STS-116Discovery9DEC200622DEC2006 13 Seven crewmembers. P5 TrussISS Assembly Mission 12A.1
STS-117Atlantis 8JUN2007 22JUN2007 14 Seven crewmembers. S3/S4 TrussISS Assembly Mission 13A
STS-118Endeavour8AUG2007 21AUG2007 13 Seven crewmembers. S5 TrussISS Assembly Mission 13A.1
STS-120Discovery23OCT20077NOV2007 15 Seven crewmembers. Node 2ISS Assembly Mission 10A
STS-122Atlantis7FEB2008 20FEB2008 13 Seven crewmembers. Columbus LabISS Assembly Mission 1E
STS-123Endeavour11MAR200826MAR2008 16 Seven crewmembers. ELM-PSISS Assembly Mission 1J/A
STS-124Discovery31MAY200814JUN2008 14 Seven crewmembers. Kibo PM
JEMRMS
ISS Assembly Mission 1J
STS-126Endeavour14NOV200830NOV2008 16 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission ULF2
STS-119Discovery15MAR200928MAR2009 13 Seven crewmembers. S6 TrussISS Assembly Mission 15A
STS-125Atlantis11MAY2009 24MAY2009 13 Seven crewmembers. HST Servicing Mission 4.
STS-127Endeavour15JUL2009 31JUL2009 15 Seven crewmembers. JEM-EF
ELM-ES
ISS Assembly Mission 2J/A
STS-128Discovery28AUG2009 11SEP2009 14 Seven crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission 17A
STS-129Atlantis16NOV2009 27NOV2009 11 Six crewmembers. ELC-1 & 2ISS Assembly Mission ULF3
STS-130Endeavour8FEB2010 21FEB2010 14 Six crewmembers. Node 3
Cupola
ISS Assembly Mission 20A
STS-131Discovery5APR2010 20APR2010 15 Six crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission 19A
STS-132Atlantis14MAY2010 26MAY2010 11 Six crewmembers. MRM1ISS Assembly Mission ULF4
STS-133Discovery24FEB2011 9MAR2011 13 Six crewmembers. PMMISS Assembly Mission ULF5
STS-134Endeavour16MAY2011 1JUN2011 16 Six crewmembers. AMSISS Assembly Mission ULF6
STS-135Atlantis8JUL2011 21JUL2011 13 Four crewmembers. MPLMISS Assembly Mission ULF7
Last shuttle mission.

Acronyms
ACIP = Aerodynamic Coefficient Identification Package
AMS = Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
ATLAS = Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Sciences
CHAMP = Comet Halley Active Monitoring Program
DFI = Developmental Flight Instrumentation
DoD = Department of Defence
DSP = Defense Support Program
ELC = ExPRESS Logistics Carrier
ERBS = Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
GAS = Get Away Specials
GRO = Gamma Ray Observatory
HST = Hubble Space Telescope
ISS = International Space Station
IUS = Inertial Upper Stage
LDEF = Long Duration Exposure Facility
MPLM = Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
MRM = Mini Research Module
MSL = Materials Science Laboratory
OAST = Office of Application and Space Technology
OSS = Office of Space Science
OSTA = Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications
PAM = Payload Assist Module
PMM = Permanent Multi-Purpose Module
RME = Radiation Monitoring Equipment
SBS = Satellite Business System
SPARTAN = Shuttle Point Autonomous Research Tool
SRTM = Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
SSIP = Shuttle Student Involvement Program
TDRS = Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
UARS = Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
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