Manned Flight nº: 244

Earth orbit Flight nº: 241

USA manned Flight nº: 145

27th manned flight to ISS.

Launch, orbit & landing data:

Designation 28775 / 05026A
Launch date - time 26 Jul 2005 - 14:39 UT
Launch site KSC, LC39B
Launch vehicle  Space Shuttle (#114)
Orbiter Discovery #31
Mass orbiter & cargo at launch 121485 kg
Primary payload RMPLM
Mass payload at launch 8240 kg
Launch Crew Collins, Kelly, Noguchi, Robinson
Lawrence, Thomas, Camarda
Docking date - time 28 Jul 2005 - 11:18 UT
Target spacecraft/port ISS/
Orbital parameters on 28 Jul - 08:38 UT:
   - Perigee / Apogee 351 x 355 km
   - Inclination 51.64°
   - Period 91.60 min
Undocking date - time 6 Aug 2005 - 07:24 UT
Landing date - time 9 Aug 2005 - 12:11 UT
Landing location Edwards AFB - Runway 22
Flight Duration (d:hr:min) 13d 21h 32m
Nbr orbits 219
Landing crew 
 (crew S-)


Nr. Surname Given name Job Duration
1  Collins  Eileen Marie  CDR 13d 21h 32m 
2  Kelly  James McNeal "Vegas"  PLT 13d 21h 32m 
3  Noguchi  Soichi  MS-1and EV-1 13d 21h 32m 
4  Robinson  Stephen Kern  MS-2, EV-2 13d 21h 32m 
5  Thomas  Andrew Sydney Withiel  MS-3 13d 21h 32m 
6  Lawrence  Wendy Barrien  MS-4 13d 21h 32m 
7  Camarda  Charles Joseph  MS-5 13d 21h 32m 

STS-114 Crew lead by Commander Eileen Collins and Pilot Jim Kelly, Wendy Lawrence, Charles Camarda, Soichi Noguchi, Steve Robinson & Andy Thomas.


Launch from KSC; landing on Edwards AFB; ISS LF1/MPLM 2-03; docking with ISS; first EVA by Robinson and Noguchi on 30.07.2005 (6h 50m) for testing thermal protection system repair techniques and installation of the External Stowage Platform-2 Attachment Device (ESPAD) on the space station; second EVA by Robinson and Noguchi on 01.08.2005 (7h 14m) to replace a failed International Space Station attitude control gyroscope; third and final EVA by Robinson and Noguchi on 03.08.2005 (6h 01m) to attach a massive external tool box to the space station's Quest airlock module, mounting an experiment package on the top of the station's solar array truss, and remove two "gap fillers" sticking up between heat shield tiles on Discovery's belly; the mission was extended for one day due of bad weather in Florida.

Return To Flight plan:

Sept 2003: NASA has released its preliminary Return To Flight plan:

Mission Report:

mission ISS-ULF1/MPLM 2-03.

Discovery/NASA 905 depart at 8:30am.

Astrophilately covers:

STS 114

Launch cancel KSC, without barres. Credit: #401

STS 114 cover

Launch cancel KSC, with barres. Credit: J. Vd Dr.

STS 114 cover

Docking cancel 28.07.05 Houston

STS 114 cover

Landing cancel 9 Aug 2005 Edwards AFB. Credit: J. Vd Dr.

Ref.: #3(SD397), #7(JR509,511,547,551,552), #16, #79, #401, #415 - update: 14.04.19 Home